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Pac-Man of the Heart

by Mark Perry

A man lies dying on the operating table. Four ghosts patrol his heart: one in each atrium, one in each ventricle. His arteries are clogged with ectoplasm, and with no transplant organ available doctors are forced to inject Pac-Man into his heart. The critter does well at first but the ghosts swarm him and he’s cornered in the tricuspid valve. The patient flat-lines; all recovery attempts fail. The head surgeon is disappointed not to make the hi-score table.

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Mark Perry lives and works in Manchester, England. Pac-Man of the Heart is his first published work.

16 comments:

Bob Jacobs said...

That's what happens when you allow a head surgeon to work on the heart.

Nice 6S.

melody said...

Outstanding! Really terrific 6!

(Now I can't get the Pac-man music out of my head...)

jewgirl said...

Congratulations! Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

I think this story is ingenious. I'm jealous, quite franly.

Anonymous said...

franKly, not franly. oops.

Quin said...

i'm thinking fran liked it as much as frank did.

welcome to 6s, nice job.

Anonymous said...

"Nice job" from one Mancunian to another.

Gave me a very interesting picture of the operating table.

Madam Z said...

Geez, first it's cholesterol clogging our arteries, and now it's ECTOPLASM! We don't have a ghost of a chance to get out alive.

But you, Mark, have earned a place at the hi-score 6S table.

Emily McPhillips said...

Mark,

Well done, this is ace. Now start sending your work out to more places - goddammit!

Emily x

oscar said...

Creative, funny & sad. The hat-trick of writing!

Melissa said...

Love it!

margery said...

AWESOME!

chris killen said...

this is ace. good work.

AliceP said...

Tremendous!! Loved it :)

Miss O said...

Good work c**t - more, more, more!

Th. said...

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Nice.