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Scene 1: Farm Fields, Small Town, From Passenger Seat of Vehicle Last edited by twandio, on 04/29/2009. 0 comments. More scene info.

Scene 1: Farm Fields, Small Town, From Passenger Seat of Vehicle

twandio - on 04/30/2009 3 versions.

narrator

Carbon Creek, Alberta was a quiet little town. Families lived there because of the quiet. Old folks lived there because of the reasonable property tax rates. It was a farm town, built out of the soil of the settlers of bygone days, and held together with bailing wire, twine, and an old can of grease left over from the homestead. Crime was nearly non-existent in Carbon Creek. People said you could leave a one hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk, go to the Golden Dragon Lunch Counter for your dinner, and return an hour later: the hundred dollars would be there....with interest. Many claimed that Carbon Creek was the best town in North America, others, claimed there was no town near as perfect on the planet, in the universe, for that matter. But on a warm August evening, all of that was about to change. For a town where a stray gopher sneezing drew a small crowd, claims of a supernatural nature threatened the very safety of the small town's gingham fabric.

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Elmer

Mah friend Horst Slobber and me, why we was checkin the chickens on account of the bird flu and Horst bein worried of catching it. The chickens seemed fine enough, but there was a mighty catterwallin out in the field where we left the cows grazin'.

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narrator

Elmer is your average canadian farmer. Leading a simple life farming chickens in central Alberta, on the night of June 26th, 1999, his life was about to take a drastic change when he and his friend, Horst, had a close encounter.

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Scenes from Central albertan countryside as shot from a car window, with shots of NARRATOR's face in the mirrors on occassion.

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narrator (CONT'D)

Elmer lives a 40 minute drive outside of Alberta's financial center of Calgary. He is a well respected individual in his community, according to his friends, and was a common sight at local Farmer's Markets.

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Elmer

Ah remember it had been a nice warm day, one o' the first real summer days yanno? We was puttin' the chickens up int' the cages so we could be gettin' a proper check on 'em fer the bird flu, yanno, cuz we didn't want t' be catchin' it or givin' it tah no ones cuz we's real responsible farmers, Horst 'n' I, always has the communities best interest at heart. That and I thinks the inspectors were comin' in from town the next day too, and we always likes to stay on top of things when the inspectors is comin'.

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Horst

We has forty-three chit'ns.

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Elmer

Yup forty-three, and there was this catterwallin' as I says from the field where the cows was grazin', on account of we fergot to buy feed and Horst was gonna go get some.

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horst

I forgot the feed. I gets dumb in the head when I'm countin chit'ns.

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Elmer

He likes chickens.

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horst

I lites chit'ns.

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Elmer looks sideways at Horst, shakes his head slightly.

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Elmer

So Horst and me head up to the field, to see what the catterwallin was all about. Let me tell you, what we saw I'll never forget.

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Elmer chokes up a bit.

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Elmer Cont'd

I'll never forget it, for sure.

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Horst

Never f'git the chit'ns...

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Elmer

I'm talkin bout the cows now, Horst. The cows in the field?

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Horst begins to make a wailing, animal noise.

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cut to black

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