just say no to Dot

Six Sentence Stories is a weekly writers’ challenge hosted by Denise at Girlie on the Edge. This week’s prompt word is: BAND

A band of violent thugs, the four of them, dressed in their streetwear of red, orange, pink and cyan, patrolling the ‘hood to ensure the flow of their favourite drug – a potent narcotic known on the streets as: Dot.

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Each night they would split up, and roam the mazy streets in search of thieves foolish enough to try and steal their precious Dot.

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There was one such thief who always came back to try his luck – “Big Fat Yellow” they called him, and he was fast and cunning and difficult to pin down.

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The four would try everything in their power to capture him: a direct chase, an ambush, cornering him in some dead-end alley, or just rushing him as one unit.

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It was a challenge for them, and they secretly enjoyed how Big Fat Yellow wasn’t afraid to fight back, sometimes making them blue with the good whupping he could dish out, before escaping into the tunnels of the ‘hood with all the Dot he could steal.

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It was like a game to the four – Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde – who would never fail to rise to the challenge of protecting the ‘hood from Big Fat Yellow, who, to his many friends outside of the game, went by the name of Pac-Man.

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Pac-man. US. Groo. 1989;

Pac-man double screen. France. Picsou. 1984.

Pac-Man bubble-gum dispenser. 1983. UK.

Pac-man tabletop. France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


Thank you for eating dots with us!

24 thoughts on “just say no to Dot

  1. Wow this takes me back to the early part of 1984 and a “Holiday” to the eastern seaboard of the UK, where I stayed in a caravan for a week….and chased/chomped Dots! I can recall this because at the caravan site there was an amusement arcade and it had a classic “glass top” table gaming cabinet with none other than Pac-Man on it! Many 10p coins went into that machine.
    And I know it was 1984 because the music playing in the arcade was Madonna’s “Holiday” which at the time was the biggest song in the UK!
    Thanks TVTA!

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  2. What fun. As I read (the second time) a flag began to wave. But, other than Galaga, I was video illiterate. (Which is a tough state when the environment is a bar or club between sets. lol)

    Ah for the days of neon and hearing damage.

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  3. This is great stuff! Cool merchandise too. I suppose it would’ve been quite something to have Pac-Man ready to play at home back in 1983 – especially with some banana milkshake on the side. I want the bubblegum dispenser!

    I remember in 2010 Google made a playable Pac-Man doodle for the anniversary. We didn’t get much work done in Graphics that day° ° °

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