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Fan Fiction: The Flash

I wrote this 5-page script in January last year, for a friend who wanted a story to illustrate for his portfolio.

The story takes place in 1994. Flash (Wally West) was fighting Razer in a shopping mall and a fire broke out. A woman, Allison Armitage was badly burned and crippled in the fire. She sued Flash for not being able to save her. Flash blamed himself and went on a life-saving rampage, trying to make up for not being able to save Allison.

My story, “Slow bullet” takes place during that rampage.

The Flash and all related characters are ™ and © DC Comics.




PAGE ONE (four panels)

Panel 1: Keystone City. Bank interior. The bank is being robbed. The bank robbers are each wearing a “traditional” thief mask covering their eyes (the mask looks like a Racoon’s eyes). They are all wearing tight, navy blue, long sleeve tops. They are also wearing black pants, black gloves and black boots. Flash’s back is to the viewer, he is in the foreground. There are four bank robbers. The leader is facing Flash, he is the nearest of the robbers. He is holding a revolver to a woman’s head. He has his other arm around the woman. Behind him the other three robbers are holding guns, pointed towards hostages sitting on the floor. Two of the robbers are women. This is the largest panel on this page.

CAP:
KEYSTONE CITY. 1994.

FLASH (thought):
I’VE HEARD ABOUT THESE GUYS. THEY’VE KILLED HOSTAGES BEFORE.

FLASH:
YOU CHOSE THE WRONG CITY TO ROB A BANK IN.

ROBBER LEADER:
DON’T TRY ANYTHING, FLASH. OR THE HOSTAGES WILL DIE!

ROBBER #2:
SHOW HIM WE MEAN BUSINESS. SHOOT THE WOMAN!


Panel 2: This panel is empty. It contains the title and credits.

CAP / TITLE:
THE FLASH IN “SLOW BULLET”


Panel 3: Close up of the robber leader holding the woman. He pulls the trigger. She is screaming.

FLASH (thought, OP):
SHE SCREAMS AS HE PULLS THE TRIGGER.


Panel 4: Close up of the gun held against the woman’s head.

FLASH (thought, OP):
THE BULLET IS IN THE BARREL.




PAGE TWO (three panels)

Panel 1: Flash running full out. The background is a blur.


Panel 2: Flash pulling the woman out of the robber’s arm. His movements are a blur. The robber is still in the same position as when he pulled the trigger.


Panel 3: Flash punching the robber leader in the face, using his right hand. He uses his left hand to lift the robber’s arm and hand (the hand holding the gun) upwards. The woman is in mid-air, falling towards the ground.




PAGE THREE (four panels)

Panel 1: Flash running past the other three robbers. He is a blur. He is carrying their guns. He took it from them as he ran past.


Panel 2: Focus on Flash tossing the crumbled guns over his shoulder.


Panel 3: Close up of the robber leader. He is falling backwards. His gun is still in his hand, pointing upwards.

SFX:
CLICK!

FLASH (thought, OP):
THE SOUND OF THE TRIGGER FINALLY REACHES MY EARS.


Panel 4: The same as the previous panel, but now the bullet is leaving the barrel of the gun.

SFX:
BLAM!




PAGE FOUR (four panels)

Panel 1: The bullet ricochets off the bank’s ceiling.

SFX:
PING!


Panel 2: The bullet flying towards the woman lying on the floor.


Panel 3: Flash standing above the woman. He tries to catch the bullet in his right hand. The bullet passes through his hand. The bullet is in mid-air between his hand and the woman. There are two drops of blood between Flash’s hand and the bullet, in a straight line.


Panel 4: Flash pulling the woman away from the bullet. The bullet hits the ground. Flash’s right hand has a hole through it.




PAGE FIVE (three panels)

Panel 1: Flash is sitting on a portable, medical bed, next to an ambulance. The ambulance is parked outside the bank. Two policemen are in the background. Flash is staring at the hole in his hand. It is dripping blood. A female medic is placing a medical box on the bed, next to Flash.

FLASH (thought):
I’M LOSING MY EDGE.

FLASH (thought):
THAT WOMAN COULD HAVE BEEN HURT, OR WORSE. HISTORY ALMOST REPEATED ITSELF.


Panel 2: The medic is taking bandages out of the box. She is looking at Flash’s hand. He has a grim smile on his face.

MEDIC:
THAT’S GONNA LEAVE A NASTY SCAR. SORRY.

FLASH:
AT LEAST I HEAL FAST.

FLASH (thought):
MY BODY HEALS FAST. BUT WHAT ABOUT MY MIND?


Panel 3: Close up of the back of Flash’s right hand, with the hole. We see his eye through the hole. He is holding his hand close to his face, as he stares through the hole.

FLASH (thought):
MY FAILURE TO SAVE ALLISON LEFT A SCAR WHICH MAY NEVER HEAL.

CAP:
FIN

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