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Rated: E · Short Story · Contest · #2127556
This is a story for the Writer's Cramp contest.
         I am never going on vacation alone again. That was the worst trip I have ever taken. Everything was fine until I arrived at the docks for the cruise I was taking. When I pulled my luggage out of the car, the zipper broke and all of my things fell out onto the ground. It took me half an hour to pick it all up. I was able to jury rig my luggage so that the stuff would stay in, at least long enough so that I could get on the boat. After dropping my bag off to the luggage handlers, I waited in a series of lines to get my room assignment, keys, ship maps, and other information, then of course the line to get on the ship itself.

         The people standing next to me as we were boarding smelled like they hadn't showered in about a year. Finally, I was on board the ship and able to get away from them. I immediately went to my room since I paid extra to make sure it would be ready by the time I arrived. It wasn't. So then I had to make my way to the dining room to wait and perhaps get something to eat. After dropping my first plate of food, I got a second plate and sat at a table by myself. Some enormous, ugly guy comes up and asks to join me. I agree just to be polite. Before he starts eating his food, he winks at me and says, "Perhaps later I can show you how to rock climb vertically. It's very easy." I did my best not to groan as I told him that I had plans.

         For the rest of the trip, this guy was always following me any time we were on the ship. He would purposefully stumble beside me and use me as a prop to keep from falling. I dropped more plates of food just because of him. Then, to top it all off, I got a terrible sunburn that made huge blisters pop up on my shoulders. All in all, I had such a bad time that I came back more stressed than when I left. Next time I go on vacation, I'm going to ask a friend to go along. Even if it is a female friend. We can still pretend to be a couple, right? That would definitely keep the creeps off my back.
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