Monday, July 02, 2007

Character Study: Coyote

Once again modeling off Susan Helene Gottfried and her West of Mars blog, I'm posting a character study, drawn from my writings.

This time, I'm writing about Will and Diana's friend Coyote. He is a secondary character in Bella Diana, gets a few mentions in the first diary of Diana's Diary, and will have a role in Water Bearer.

  1. His real name is Joseph.
  2. He has heard voices for as long as he can remember, but his parents told him that they were just his imagination.
  3. His parents were killed in a train accident when he was twelve.
  4. Coyote knew about the accident ahead of time. The voices told him. But he ignored them because they were supposed to be imaginary.
  5. He has never gotten over his remorse for not warning his parents.
  6. He copes with his guilt by derailing trains. If he can get his hands on explosives and blow them up, so much the better.
  7. The funny thing is that Coyote actually likes trains and wants to be an engineer some day.
  8. Coyote considers himself crazy. After all, sane people don’t hear voices!
  9. The voices are always correct, but they don’t always tell him things in a timely manner or in a way he understands.
  10. He joined Unitas because he was getting too well known around the rail lines. He doesn’t get to destroy trains as often now, but at least he has armed protection while he does it.
  11. Before he joined Unitas, he had never been with a girl. When he found out that the pretty blonde spy and camp supporter, Macy, was a former brothel worker, he purchased her services.
  12. Macy was the first person to really believe in him and the voices.
  13. He loves her for this, and he’ll wait as long as he has to for her to love him back.
  14. After all, he’s crazy. Or so he thinks.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

NEAT guy!

More, more! (and not just 'cause you keep the link love happening. I really want more of your fiction!)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm enjoying your character studies! Fascinating folks. Your fiction is excellent, Bunnygirl!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Makes me want to do a character study...or at least be one. Great stuff!


Alice Audrey said...

I don't get the guilt business, but the rest is right on the mark.