Mystery aboard the "Queen of the High Seas"

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

The thrill of sailing the high seas in his childhood, keeps Shivik yearning for an adventurous progress while growing up. His charisma and pen-chant for winding up in adventures, makes him a captain of the ever beautiful "Queen of the High Seas", 15 years later. This story is a short take on where his aspirations would lead him on a voyage to the far and the beyond world....or is it???

My first experience of sailing had been very thrilling. Just the thought of boarding a sailboat and cruising the high seas, was enough to prepare me for this excursion. For a kid who stayed close to the bay area, I rarely missed the scent of the roaring waves, the disappearing surf and the gentle winds caressing my face while whispering the secrets of the seas.

It was Magic, that which I wanted to have so bad, that I decided to be on a Sail boat for the rest of my life……and here I am after 15 long, hard years as the Captain of a fine Sail Boat, the “ Queen of the High Seas “ .One fine afternoon, when the sun was not yet blazing and the moor was filled with the buzzing of incoming and outgoing trawlers, I decided to forge through the surf, on my fine Sail Boat, on which by now, I had at least two dozen adventures.

The boat had a small cabin below which had a comfortable bed, a cupboard, a study table and a bath. My two crew members, Rajat and Sakha, were on the upper deck, cleaning fish for a sumptuous afternoon lunch.…YES!! This cool Sail boat had a tastefully designed kitchen too, which carried a wonderful aroma all over the deck with the wind…Mmmmm!

One day, I happened to notice a small diary in the drawer of the study table, which had these words etched inside “He who readeth this book, finds the mysteries of the World at his feet”. I was surprised to see this Diary in my drawer, as I did not recollect having seen it before.

The first page had the author thanking somebody named Vasundhara. I came to page 8 of this diary where the entries indicated a Sailor who loved to sail the High Seas, in an adventure with his two helpers setting sail for a distant destination in the Bahamas. It reminded me of my first adventure, which coincidentally was in the Bahamas as well. On reading further, I was surprised to see that this was indeed a story of my first adventure along with Sakha and Rajat.

I was reading the diary further when suddenly someone shook me hard, and shouted, “Shivik, you dumbo, wake up!! The sun is up since long, why aren’t you?” It was Mom…..and she was angry with me for sleeping till late in the morning! But oh boy! What a wonderful dream I had that night…..If only I could remember what I had done during my other adventures, life would have been really interesting.

But then, that would be in some other dream, wouldn’t it?.....


Submitted: March 22, 2022

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