An angel materialises and starts a conversation which explains about 60 Minutes.
" I want to change something. I want to go back to the hour my sister died"
"You can go back and re-live the best 60 Minutes of your life."
"By going back you can go into Eternity with those good feelings."
This storyboard is about the character development of Jason, the main character of 60 Minutes, a short story by Brian Caswell.
Jason chooses to go back to the worst moment of his life, instead of the best. The moment his sister Rachael dies.
"I wish I never had a sister. I wish... you were dead!"
"I know, silly. I'm a kid, Jas, i'm not stupid!"
Jason's mother had been constantly talking to him since the accident. He couldn't move his body and the word quadriplegia flashed through his mind. He was paralysed from the neck down!
Jason saves Rachael but his legs stop working because they get hit.
Wearing op-shop clothes and a probability analyser in his hand, the angel explains that it is against the maximum permissible variation (MPV) to change a moment in the past.
He saves his sister and relieves the guilt that he carried and he lives on with his family.
"But you said... You told me I couldn't change the past..."
For all the years after his sister died, he felt enormous guilt because of what he said to her before she got hit. He went back to change that and lift the guilt he had been carrying.
"I didn't mean it... I'm glad i have a sister. I love you."
As the car was mounting the kerb he was running out the gate. He dived and pushed his sister out of the way. Then he was struck by the car.
Jason lives the seven years ofter the accident in a wheelchair. The angel reappears and after, states that the technology in the future will be able to fix his leg. Jason asks how he was allowed to change the past and he replies, "once you change the past, it becomes reality".