Blood oozed out from the stomach of the man as the knife was plunged into it with all might. The sight was enough to root me to the spot, unable to move or even look away. I did not know any of the three men who were engaged in this heinous act nor the victim. After extricating the knife from the moaning man’s stomach, one of the men gouged out his left eye. A gasp of terror escaped my mouth, well heard by all men on this still night when there was not even the rustling of the wind. The nearest criminal fixed his eye upon me. Even in the mild light of the deck this murderous look he shot at me was enough for me to realize that I was in great danger. I had to come to this ship for a week long cruise with my boyfriend. It belonged to his uncle and was mainly used for transporting fish. But there was cabin upstairs where his uncle stayed and since he could not stay this time Jack, my boyfriend arranged for us to stay in that cabin and enjoy the open sea. Though there was nothing much to do on a board, we enjoyed each other company in the midst of nature. Tonight was the last night to stay. I had come to the deck for some fresh air. But from behind a pole I witnessed this cold blooded murder winch sent a shiver down my spine and that had landed me in so much danger. The murderer stepped towards me; I turned and broke into run. He followed. I rushed down the stairs into the fish processing zone and locked the metal door from inside. Seconds later there were banging the door and swearing. I crouched in one corner. The smell of fish was too bad. Suddenly the temperature inside turned icy and all sharp, razor like equipment started to fife with a whirring sound. The huge blades of a nearby machine were slashing in empty air. Apparently my pursuers had switched on all this from the control room. The suckers on wall bore the message “Danger!” With the sign of a skull had never before felt this real. I thought I would freeze to death...
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