We won the Caribbean cruise in a raffle at the club. Rae was so excited, she’d never even been on a boat before.
We were only hours out of Miami when people started getting really sick. Rae just got over the flu, and so I thought it best we stay in our cabin. No sense in exposing her twice. We only knew the sick people were dying from the panicked stewards… the abandon ship announcement, when it came, was one hell of a surprise.
Only six of us in a twelve-man lifeboat, no provisions. At least it’s a pretty night.