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Family Day

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Summary

The Noor Family are tragically separated when their cruise ship crashes on shore. They lead 14 miserable years apart from each other. One day, they decide to do something about their plight. This is their story. Read more by ordering a copy on Amazon.

Genre:
Mystery / Drama
Author:
Mahmoud
Status:
Excerpt
Chapters:
12
Rating:
5.0 2 reviews
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1

The Exotic Grand cruise ship sails through the Pacific Ocean on route to American Samoa. The cruise started in California and travelled across the Pacific, stopping in various island locations along the way. It stopped in Guam, Hawaii and several other islands so far. Its final destination is Papua New Guinea, where the Noor family and all other passengers will complete their ocean-wide journey. Weather reports have been generally favorable for the course of the trip.

The Noor family has four members. Hisham and Munira Noor are the parents of the family and both have two children together called Nawal and Hilal Noor. They were enjoying their cruise trip very much and relished all the memories they were making as a family. In many ways, they were the picturesque family. For Munira Noor, it surely felt that way too.

“Hilal, stay away from the edge of the ship,” Munira said to her wandering son by her husband’s side.

“Ok, Mom. What is planned for today?” Hilal (six years old) asked walking alongside his sister.

“I think there is a show planned in the theatre hall. Is that right, Hisham?” Munira asked looking to Hisham.

“Let me check the program,” Hisham said while struggling with his brochure and map. “Yes, the cruise organizers are putting on a show titled Sea Voyagers and their Journeys.”

“Sounds like fun,” Nawal (eight) said apparently happy with the prospect of watching the show.

Just as Nawal finished saying that a bolt of lightning flashed through the sky. This was momentarily followed by rapturous thunder. The weather report said that the skies would be clear but the weather changed quickly and the sky discreetly filled with clouds. It was now raining.

“I think we better go inside,” Munira told her family. Her family quickly joined her in the auditorium.

As the day progressed the weather got worse and worse until finally a crew member announced to the passengers a storm had started and that they were to remain calm and seated. While the crew member asked everyone to remain calm, Munira felt anything but calm and feared that her family’s quintessential lives were in for a real test.

Just like that, Munira woke up from her sleep in her apartment and sat up in her bed. It was 14 years since her family’s cruise trip in the Pacific where the cruise ship crashed; leaving few known survivors and a lot of missing people. Munira had this recurrent dream-turned-nightmare of her family on a cruise and then separated in the midst of a devastating storm. She has gotten good at waking up before her dreams turn to nightmares.

Munira had not seen her family since the cruise and has been in a 14-year runt as a result of losing her perfect life. She got up out of bed and proceeded to get ready for the day. Every task she did, from brushing her teeth to combing her hair, was dull as she had completely lost pleasure in life. As she got dressed, she turned on the TV in the room to hear the local news. She frequently looked to hear news of any missing people found to the point of obsession. She had first filed a missing person’s report for her three lost family members 14 years ago and continuously checks on the search with the police

“Good morning Chicago! This is the 6 o’clock news,” a news broadcaster exclaimed. Munira was in no mood to match his enthusiasm. “Today is a special day. Y’all know what day it is, right? Today is Family Day!” The news broadcaster said with the words showing up behind him.

Suddenly, a sinking feeling overcame Munira. She had forgotten about Family Day and always feels a sense of loss every time it comes around. The news broadcaster continued talking but Munira had to turn off the television. She then wept quietly to herself, feeling excruciating pain at the thought of how much she missed her family.

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