Open Heart Surgery
In 2062, when every citizen of New York turns twenty-one, they must make an important decision; to change something about their lives, no matter how it impacts others. They can change a memory, an event, or a feeling, but it cannot be another person’s life – And the consequences, however harsh, dramatic, and devastating, are of no concern to authorities. This decision is mandatory, and non-compliance means facing banishment from society, forfeiting the ability to buy and sell goods.
On the morning of Angelina’s 21st birthday, authorities break down her door and demand her decision, when she is suddenly saved, then whisked away by a stranger. Angelina is thrust into the underground world where rebels fight for the right to maintain control, where they still have the one thing that matters to them most; freedom of choice. But how long will this world last without the basic structure of modern society?
In our own lives, we are all constantly searching for what we don’t have; more affection, more trust, more security, more money, more power. And only a select few ever really reach a point where their cup is full enough. The rest of us, who live off idle dreams and ideas, resort to looking in new directions to find happiness and fulfillment, where we soon realize that some things must matter more than others.
Open heart Surgery is about survival, consequences, and how we find balance in our lives when society constantly pushes us down. And how our decisions impact others. That who we are is the basis of what truly connects us in the end.