“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty

“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty
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"The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherthy is a tragic but thrilling shortstory. I use size to demonstrate the intensity and suddenness of the shots. I also use Shapes such as a cloud to tell the reader that he is currently thinking, and Rectangles when the story is narrated, but I also use color to distinguish the characters.

Storyboard Text

  • A civil war in Ireland divides the military and makes Dublin a war-zone. Snipers are positioned on the roof of many buildings to make it difficult for the enemy to advance 
  • There are enemies on the other side of the river
  • An armored car is driving towards an old woman
  • The Sniper spots an Armored car heading towards the building he belives he was fired at from
  • Suddenly an old woman appears around the corner and approaches the car that has now come to a stop.
  • There is a republican Sniper on the opposite roof
  • When the sniper sees  the old woman point at the building he is currently in he opens fire
  • He fires two bullets at the informant and the gunman operating the car-mounted turret
  • The informant and the man operating the turret have been killed
  • He celebrates his success when suddenly the sniper opposite of him opens fire
  • The Armored car moves from where the gunman was shot , to reposition itself
  • The Sniper on the roof opposite of him opens fire and hits him in the arm
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