Friday, July 19, 2013

Queen and Country - Aim for the Heart - J.D. Coughlan


Panel 1: A nerdy-looking man in his mid-twenties, sitting in one of those trendy coffee houses with the sofas. He is reading a book.

CAPTION: Adrian Simmons.

CAPTION: Computer programmer, Ultra-Tech Industries.

TARA (CAP): Sometimes my job isn't about shooting.

Panel 2: Close on the man, Adrian's, bag. In it we see a folder sticking out, labelled "PROJECT: TIGHTROPE -- CLASSIFIED". In the background there is some commotion as Adrian is jarred by something.

WOMAN (O.P.): Ooops! Sorry!

ADRIAN (O.P.): Aaaah!

TARA (CAP): Sometimes my job isn't about fighting.

Panel 3: Adrian, still in his seat, has coffee spilled over him and his book. He is not annoyed though; in fact he looks like he's the one in the wrong, like someone used to apologising. A woman stands next to him, her head out of panel, an empty coffee cup (recently spilled) in her hand.

WOMAN (O.P.): I'm so, so sorry. I just tripped...

ADRIAN: It's okay, it's fine...

TARA (CAP): Sometimes my job isn't about killing.

Panel 4: Close on the woman. It is, obviously, Tara. She is smiling.

TARA: Let me buy you a new coffee and a new story.

TARA (CAP): Sometimes it's about something much worse.

END OF PAGE

Apologies for the lateness of my entry.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of the page, focusing on the less action-packed element of spying.

    Bizarrely I also know someone with the character name you used.

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