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Vexing Vexillography:
The flag: tuxedo, Protection, Levitation, and Puppet
On a field of lavender (#bebada)
Bordered in green (#00CC00)

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Deal 1376: Puppet Boy

The puppet wanted to be a real boy.

It’s a tale as old as time. Toy is suddenly aware. Toy watches and learns. Toy decides without knowing the consequences that he must become a real boy.

The twist is that there is a way, but it is unlikely to succeed.

Of course, in the logic of some stories, the harder the path to success, the more likely it is to happen. Something about narrative necessity, or requiring a happy ending might explain it.

Either way, the puppet made from fruit doesn’t have long to live as a puppet. But he’s even more handicapped when turned into a boy, so you might think that it is an open and shut case.

No such luck for the puppet, however.

He’s fallen in love, hard, with his owner’s mother. But there is no possibility that love could ever become anything other than awkward. And awkward it is, indeed.

In the end he’s peeled and just waiting for the circling vultures to make up their minds.

Is there a moral?

It could be something along the lines of “be careful what you wish for”, but that is such good advice that it hardly need be a moral here.