Sunday Photo Fiction – October 15th 2017

Another Sunday challenge:

It had to be a mistake.
How could anyone have designed the largest cruise liner of all time to have a shortfall of some fifty berths?
Bookings had been taken for months, and the maiden voyage just two weeks away.
The liner’s owners were in discussions with their legal counsel as to how to proceed with a claim for negligence and misrepresentation, not to mention the lack of revenue and public ridicule at not being able to deliver on their proud boast of the Cruise of a Life Time.
It was being tagged the Cruise of a Life Line in the press and something had to be done to stop them becoming the laughing stock of the seas.

A young architect came up with the idea of utilising the life boats as personal dining spaces, and thus converting what had been dining room booths into inner cabins.
It was a long shot, but the designers were confident it could be done in the remaining time frame and set to making it happen.
It was just hoped that the maiden voyage didn’t go the same way as Titanic, as they only had one set of life boats to adapt.

198 words.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – October 15th 2017

  1. I’m not sure that’s a good idea! Great little tale.

    Click to read my PhoFic!

  2. James says:

    The Titanic did have a sister ship The Britannic which also sunk, but more were rescued due to a number of favorable factors.

  3. joyroses13 says:

    Think I will stay away from that ship! 🙂

  4. Sandra says:

    Lateral thinking, if ever there were an example. Good one.

  5. Varad says:

    Very clever interpretation of the prompt, P101. Hope nothing happens to the ship.

  6. Good story. Hopefully they won’t need to use the lifeboats for the reason they were designed.

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