Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story... An Old Man is murdered and buried beneath the floorboards of his home. The Killer, thinking himself absolved of the crime, soon hears a knocking at the door... and a beating heart beneath the floor...
Genre: Horror, Short
10 min


This is Rescue 3.

I have a 55-year old white male.

Named Vieillard, Jean

Hemorrhage due to trauma

in the skull.

Glasgow Coma Score is 1.

Patient has ID in his wallet identifying him an organ donor.

Alert trauma and transplant team.

Copy that, Rescue 3.

Dad, you said that milk helps your bones..

and carrots help your eyes.

You know that.



Didn't we talk about that once?

That was when I was six.

Ok, old lady.


What is it?

Four-leaf clover!

You know what this means?

Good luck.

Any boys?


Is this part ok?

Not funny or tingly, anything like that?

How are we doing?


Really good.

I see no further loss of movement.


And we're making slow progress on the blood samples...

Also, I got her approved

for the new treatment program

I was telling you about.

You're incredible!

How'd you make that happen?

State secret.

If I told you I'd have to kill you.

Will you?


I'd.. I'd do anything for her.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

So how's the other patient from the family?

Well, still ticking.

Looks like it's gonna be a happy birthday.

She told you it was my birthday.

Of course, any big plans?

No, I was wondering if you would want...

I would.

You've finally asked her out.

I didn't ask her out, I asked if she wanted

to celebrate with us.

What do you mean "finally"?

You liked her forever..

before you got sick even, I think.

This is your doctor, button.

You're blushing, daddy.

Ok, just get in the car.

We have become friends but that's it,

that's all we are.

Right, daddy, friends.


Somebody help!

My husband was shot!

Somebody help me!


I'm a paramedic.

What happened?

He's been shot.

How long ago?

You know, how long ago?

I could hear it.

Like it was in my head.

Like..headphones, like a stethoscope.

Can you hear them?


You've been taking all the intervention medications?

Of course.

Drug use?


Are you in caffeine or decongestants?

Have you been drinking?


Terry, you had a heart transplant.

Post-operative stress is very common.

Well, that's what you keep telling me...

but this is the third time it's happened.

And it's been five months since my operation.

Doctor, Chelsea's here.

Thank you.

We can do some more tests.

Dig a little deeper.

It's gonna be fine.

Are you mad?

Why would I be mad?

I...stole a picture from your desk.

No, I'm not mad.

I love it. I so love it.

It's because you call me "button".

I can't remember the last time I went

to a patient's dad's birthday.

I almost forgot.

You didn't have to.

I know it happens to people who

turn out to birthdays without a gift.

Decapitation, laceration, pox on your family.

It's in the bible.

Really? What part?

The gospel according to Mary and my mother.

There's something else too.

I got the association to raise your

monthly subsidy.

We both know it's not getting any cheaper.

That's why I have a good job.

You'll never gonna get enough as Act Almighty Guy.

You're doing a great job.

I just wanted to help.

You look flushed.

I'm seeing ailments, tomorrow I'm gonna have to tell

that my first kiss in years...

made my blood boil a little.

Can I have another piece of cake?

Kevin, Kevin Stanovic.


You helped out that boy in the

parking lot the other day?


What are you?, A reported or something?


Alright. Well, good talk.

Wait, I saw your name on my donor form.

Hey, I'm talking to you!

What did you say?

I wanna ask you about Jean Vieillard

Who are you?

I'm nobody, I just...

You were listed on my donor information sheet.

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Travis Mays

Travis Cortez Mays (born June 19, 1968) is an American women's basketball coach and former professional player who has been the current women's head coach for Southern Methodist University (SMU) since 2016. Mays was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 1990 NBA draft. Born in Ocala, Florida, he played basketball for Vanguard High School before enrolling at the University of Texas to compete for the Longhorns. After his time in the NBA, Mays played professional basketball in several leagues in Europe. more…

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