Jack Sparrow and The Curse of the Single Blood Cell
By: Stanley Momanyi
Captain Jack “Blood Cell” Sparrow has just been caught and charged with piracy. He is well known for being one of the most deoxygenated pirates in the area. He has been placed in the Heart Penitentiary, specifically the Superior Security Vena Cava Unit. This is the largest unit in the penitentiary. It receives prisoners from the upper extremities of the region.
As he entered the jail, he was ushered into the Right Atrium pod, where the worst criminals were held. This pod is one of the upper chambers of the jail. After two long months into his sixty-five year sentence, Jack and the other inmates noticed something: the lock on the jail’s main door was broken. The jail’s door, named the Tricuspid Valve, was infamous for its ability to never open and was one of the jail’s two valves.
One day, Jack decided to be courageous and attempt to open the valve. The door surprisingly opened revealing the Right Ventricle. This area was famous for being one of the two lower chambers of the jail. Once he got through this, he was met by the second door: the Pulmonary Semilunar Valve. The inmates believed that once you found this valve, you would be lead to some sort of tunnel. This valve also prevents backflow, so once you enter you could not go back.
This door was supposed to be in between the Pulmonary Semilunar Valve and this alleged tunnel. This tunnel was meant to take you to the outside world. The name of the tunnel was the Pulmonary Artery. Once Jack ventured through the tunnel, he was greeted by a poster. The poster stated that in order for a blood cell like Jack Sparrow to enter the Lungs Ocean, he would have to drink a potion that would make him oxygenated. Because he was not sure of an alternative route, he drunk the potion and became oxygenated. He now had an escape route.
Shortly after, Jack decided to whistle for his magical boat, the Pulmonary Vein. The Pulmonary Vein had been in his family for generations. Jack would rely on his boat to take him as far away from the prison as possible. However, the boat insisted on returning to the jail. “There’s treasure back in the networks of the prison,” the boat said. “But first, I have to take you through the Left Atrium pod and into the Bicuspid Valve, where we can only travel one way.” The Left Atrium pod is more protected than the Right Atrium Pod. It’s walls are consequently thicker. Despite this, Jack was ready for the adventure.