I haven't done a Story-Go-Round in a while. Time for a new one!
Once upon a time there was a space pirate. Or, he would have been a space pirate if only he had a ship. He would have been more than happy to steal an available ship, of course, however, that was currently impossible under the current conditions of his imprisonment.
He heard the usual guard clank down the hall, metal armor sounding like so many pots and pans being banged together with each step.
He had been working on this plan for weeks. Now, it was time to put it into action.