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 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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