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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    A lovely story. Serendipity.Report

  2. Avatar George Turner says:

    One day when your boy has gone into international finance or perhaps leveraged buyouts at a major Wall Street firm, you’ll think back on this day and think “Yeah, Eagle Plume totally saw that coming. A coyote.”

    Updating Indian folktales for the modern era. ^_^

    Beautiful writing, by the way.Report

  3. Avatar George Turner says:

    Oh, and this is a perfect ending for Act III. Going with my international finance comment, younger sprout (who goes on to found “SproutCo” and take over the world grain markets, followed by most of the major news media outlets) needs to name the coyote fetish “Rosebud.” It’ll clean up at the Oscars. 🙂

    There’s also a chance that younger sprout will instead become a rock legend with a cult following like Jim Morrison, in which case this scene will be shown at the start of his biopic instead of the end of it, with flashbacks when he’s on stage singing a long grinding song about the day he realized he was a coyote.

    Just don’t try to combine both storylines or you’ll end up with Buckaroo Banzai.Report

    • Avatar zic says:

      Younger Sprout works as a mechanic. He has a degree in machine tool, and is going back to school for a second in electronics. He’d like to be a tool maker, perhaps repair CNC machines, and have access to those machines so that he can build his own inventions; which include the likes of recreational/work vehicles (including automobiles) that run on brushless electric motors and jet engines for hobby planes.

      He’s also a very gifted farmer; quite handy at setting up hydroponic gardens, robotic watering systems, etc.

      I don’t think I need worry about Wall St.Report

    • Avatar George Turner says:

      Nice. Sounds like a boy after my own heart! I love building machine tools, CNC, etc. Just the other day I downloaded a book on jet engines for model airplanes.

      My best friend started an education non-profit to teach kids machining and engineering, and you wouldn’t believe the tools that get donated. Several large Bridgeport style CNC machines, engravers, electric discharge machines, a giant CNC plasma table that could cut bridge sections, and so on. Right now one of the projects is building a WW-I biplane for a local doctor who already flies a P-51 Mustang around, and apparently several more aircraft are in the project pipeline.Report

  4. Avatar Kyle Cupp says:

    This made me smile.Report