The pleasure cruise is turning into a nightmare. The evening before the cruise, Jay asks a pair of attractive ladies to dance. One of them heaps insults on him and tells him he’s not good enough. He doesn’t even know their names, but in his opinion the two are nothing but trouble. After being thrown overboard, he drifts ashore on an island. To his dismay, he discovers one of them has washed ashore with him. Swallowing his anger and cursing his rotten luck, he helps her onto the island and sets out to find help.
While trying to apologize to Mr. Smiles, Trish sees two men throw him overboard. She tries to rescue, but finds herself tossed off the ship in the process. When she regains consciousness, she is looking up into his un-smiling face. Stranded alone with him on an island, she wonders if he will assist her, or leave her to fend for herself.
After having insults heaped on him by a pair of women, the last thing Jay wanted was to be stuck on an island with one of them. Not Good Enough, a short story by G. E. Stills. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at: http://www.gypsyshadow.com/GEStills.html#NotGood