The cruise liner set sail on her maiden voyage
after many mishaps and accidents
that could not be easily explained as natural
or that several crew were missing
all the searches had failed to find any clues
not a problem in the owners views!
The truth was suppressed profit came first
their overheads were high
opting for a private detective on board
to carry out a quiet investigation
he brought his fiance for help and support
in finding answers they sought!
Trouble started not long after leaving port
equipment was malfunctioning
passengers said their cabins were in a mess
everything inside thrown around
what could cause these unexplained events
their task becoming immense!
The evening set in a warm night was icy cold
one engine ceased to function
as Taylor and J’s cabin was on lower a deck
yet tapping and voices they heard
which seemed to be coming from far below
where only crew would go!
The detective gave a long worried stare at J
who had been researching
records of this luxury liner to find clues
discovering many fitments
were from another decommissioned ship
badly damaged on its last trip!
Now broken up it had a very bad history
and was thought of as cursed
records from further back were missing
this ship was almost a replica
for some reason the problem transferred
at first this did sound absurd!
They tried to make contact with the captain
who knew their identity
but the internal telephones didn’t work
then a violent shudder
threw them at the now open cabin door
falling into the corridor
Panic filled their minds yet it was too quiet
a lone woman was there
pale and sombre asked them to follow her
taking them downwards
But they had no intention of going that way
or with their lives they’d pay!
Somehow they arrived on the promenade deck
people were hanging over the side
lifeboats dangled as passengers scrambled
to get off this huge ship
like cartoon characters put on a drawn set
ghostly figures in silhouette!
Neither had an inkling of what was happening
a sensation it was behind (more…)