Designer: Deborah Trejo
Company: Ashton Drake
Story Card Edit
The plot of Shooting Star, Gene’s epic western film, built to its climax at Coyote Joe’s Traveling Wild West Show. At Coyote Joe’s shooting match, Gene’s plan was to win the big prize, pay the mortgage on the Long Acre ranch—and keep the river open to all the townsfolk.
Making their way to the big match, Gene finds herself leading the Wild West Show parade through the streets of town. Dressed in black with glittering silver trim (an outfit presented to her by her friends back home as a token of good luck and good wishes), she cuts a dashing and mysterious figure. Her huge black sombrero adds to her mystery.
All this attention brings no end of joy to Coyote Joe. This shadowy figure is drawing the attention of everyone on the parade route—and that means an even bigger draw at the box office.
The parade makes its way back to the huge tent, home of Coyote Joe’s Traveling Wild West Show. Gene gets down from her horse, and barely makes it to the dressing tent on shaking legs. What if she can’t win the shooting match? What if she can’t raise the money to pay the mortgage? How will she face the folks back home, where everyone is counting on her success?
But there’s no time for that now. The show has already begun. Gene takes off her sombrero and holds it to her chest, as if to contain her pounding heart. She has to win that prize. She just has to...