Yo ho, yo ho…
A Pirate’s Life for Mei
In the future, prisoners all over the world are no longer kept in traditional prisons. They’re put into comas and permanently dwell within full-dive, digital worlds. Mei, convicted of political crimes, finds herself in chains aboard a ship in the Caribbean, a prison realm set in 1675, in the age of sail.
For the next 20 years, she’s expected to perform hard labour in the brutal, pre-modern conditions of the colonies of the Caribbean. She’ll work cotton and sugar cane fields under the harsh sun, slave ’til her fingers bleed in mills and tanneries, and endure corruption and abuse.
Except that Mei has absolutely no intention of going along with that. While most prisoners sullenly endure their hardship and time in a system stacked against them, Mei knows that, technically, there is a loophole: one can buy their freedom — if they have the gold.
And this also happens to be the golden age of piracy. Yo ho, yo ho.
It’s a pirate’s life for Mei.
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