Julio loves jelly. The only thing Julio loves more than jelly is his mother who died tragically three years ago in a circus train derailment. Luckily, Julio and his knapsack of Mason jars were on the scene. After several hours of working deftly with a melon baller, Julio went home with a sloshing arsenal filled with the salvaged fruits of his mother’s mutilated corpse.
Julio’s jelly was about to have a very delicious secret ingredient.
One morning last week, Julio had just finished adding a generous heap of apricots and sugar to a mixing bowl of pureed spleen. He was just slathering a greedy helping of the oozy jelly onto freshly sliced bread when he heard the sound of footsteps crunching along his walk. And then, an earnest rap at the door.
“Good morning, just us Witnesses passing by, thought you might like to chit chat with us about our Lord Jesus Christ,” said the elderly woman at the head of the religious trio. She donned varying shades of gray and soot, and her bony fingers clutched pamphlets depicting Jesus with wind-blown hair. Julio was glad it was not the crucified Jesus; those pictures always agitated his Stigmata.
Julio considered this invitation. He hadn’t had company in many months, not since the encyclopedia peddler asked to use the john. And Julio did so much like to share his jelly.
“You know,” Julio mused aloud, “that sounds like a mighty fine way to spend a Sunday morning. Say, would you like some jelly sandwiches?”
And that is how Julio found himself in his breakfast nook with three Church people, sharing sandwiches flavored with his mother’s sugared spleen.
Great story and that is an awesome painting! Don’t simon and garfunkle have a song about julio?
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard!
And thanks, dude:) What’s been going on down at MSA?
Dude, MSA is really pissing me off. I need new employment. How’s it going for you, from the sounds of it you’re liking your new job. Oh yeah, and whatever happened to kick ball?
i loved this painting so much before the story,
and now i’m near obsessed!!!!!$#@##!$#!$#$#@
you’re such a dork. :)
I don’t think I will ever get enough of your writing. Or of your art. Seriously. It’s, like, spleen-flavored jelly I would suspect.
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I really, really appreciate that Jessa. Thank you!
Julio is precious
can I get his number? I am so single.
I am so desperate.
I am not above impromptu head on first dates.
Be sure to mention all this to him
LOL, that’s awesome.
You’re going to make me broke.
My girlfriend wants this, too.
Nicholas will have to fight me for this.