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.


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