Shark Bay A novel

Shark Bay is a place in New York where deadly creatures roam in the vast ocean. When Peter Daniels, a young sailor, investigates several deaths, he is focused on catching the head shark before its too late.

1Likes
0Comments
1336Views
AA

1. Shark Bay-Part One

****

The forty meter long shark swirled in the deep ocean off New York's Ellis Island. Its huge mouth was full of sharp teeth; its huge tail fin battered the blue water, as it waited patiently for human prey. Its black eyes was dead. Then, as it opened its mouth, it fed on other smaller sharks for food. Blood spilled in the ocean, as its hunger was sated...for now. 

It saw the human sailors smiling at the first shipping day of November, the shark swam forward. Then it glided towards them, and waited for the right time to strike.

****

Eve Waters swam in the deep ocean. She waved at Norman Lowe, her boyfriend. He gripped his High-Definition camera in his right hand. "We can shoot a lot of footage for the documentary", he said. Eve was smiling. "Fine! It's freezing", she said. "I know that...". She smiled at him. Suddenly she saw the huge shark. It's huge fin moved at sixty miles an hour. It opened its massive mouth. Its sharp teeth bit into the girl's left thigh...then dragged her underneath the ocean. Norman screamed in terror. He started clicking away with his camera. The shark then bumped onto the boat ​The Silence II​. Then, seconds later, he fell into the water. The camera fell onto the deep ocean. And, seconds later, the two bodies fell near the old Lighthouse where the eerie dawn arrived.

***

Peter Daniels awoke by 8:00 AM. He saw Maddie Thomason smile at him. "Wake up, sleepy head", she said. He got out of bed when then the alarm went off. He sighed. Then he looked at the Shark Bay Welcoming Committee sign. "Looks like Ford Davey-Smith is up early". He kissed his wife. Maddie smiled. They were married three years. "Ford's the Mayor. He knows that everyone is going to feel better in the public relations area of Shark Bay", she said. Peter, who was thirty, headed towards the bathroom. He closed the door. Maddie grabbed her red robe with her small, right hand; her robe was new that she had brought on-line. She had long, black hair, hazel eyes, and petite. She gazed out of the glass windows. The winter season was upon them. From June to December it was a hot season for locals who swam in the ocean; from December to February of 2018, it was the off-season in which no one swam in the ocean of Shark Bay. Maddie, who was twenty-eight, worked as an English Teacher at the Shark Bay High School. She knew that she would be having her vacation soon. "I'm going to the school soon". All of the students were good to teach. Others had bad upbringings. She hoped that none of them would end school on a bad note. By 8:12 AM, Peter was dressed in a black shirt, black jeans, a snake skin belt, brown socks, and black shoes on his feet. On his right hand was a silver watch. "You can go into the restroom, Maddie", he said. She nodded, and closed the door.

****

Fletcher Harris was eager to leave Shark Bay. He smoked a cigarette. Somehow the draw of high wages on board the ​Shallows III​ ship was too enticing to give up. He saw Old Davis, the eighty year old seaman who lived all of his life at Shark Bay, knew that the giant shark attacks of the past was something everyone had forgotten over time. He grabbed a faded copy of ​Beast​, the 1991 sea thriller by the late author Peter Benchley. As he started to read, Sara Hill, his girlfriend, smiled at him. "You're going away, Fletcher. What about me", she said. He kissed her. "You can come with me, Sara; you can have an adventure that'll make things right", he said. Sara nodded. She walked towards the ​Shallows III​ ship. They walked along the plank towards the bow. Then they saw Diego Sanchez smiling at them. "Ready to go into the water, Boss?", he asked Fletcher. He smiled. "Sure, let's go!". And Fletcher smiled...and took control of the ship.

****

Ford Davey-Smith wasn't smiling. He glanced at Cord Mack, the head of ​The Barrow Committee. "We're losing money. How...", he said. "It's because of bad management, Ford. A lot of things have come undone, you know". Ford stared at him. "How dare you believe in 'bad management'. I'm not a fool". He shook his head. He touched his clean white shirt with his right hand. Cord shook his head. "I'll fix things up". Ford Davey-Smith watched the locals walking down Main Road towards the marina. He smiled at them. "It's not over", Ford Davey-Smith said. He sensed Cord was right. He was thinking about his wife Tracey...and their five children. Then he grabbed his I-phone in his left hand, and called her about getting more money back into Shark Bay before Christmas.

****

Peter Daniels grabbed his brown wallet. Maddie Thomason opened the bedroom door. "It's time to go to class. Good bye, honey". She smiled at him. "Good bye!", Peter said. She grabbed her red purse. "I'll be home by six o'clock PM", she said. And he nodded...and their life as they knew it would be changed forever.

****

Vickie Waters, Eve's mother, was distraught. She was dreaming of the festive season coming up with her daughter. "Bob! Bob! She's not home!", she uttered. Bob Waters, who was working on the Festival of Shark Bay, saw Police Chief Harold Sloane, Jr., knock on the front door. "Harold...", Bob said. Harold shook his head. "I'm sorry. Eve and Norman Lowe had an accident on board the ​Silence II. Apparently they were attacked by a shark". He sweated as he told them. "A...shark", Vickie said. "Yes, it was a random accident. Shark Bay is safe". Bob Waters stared at him. "She's dead! And so is Norman. You failed us!". Bob grabbed his I-phone, and called Don Reis, his lawyer, and told him the bad news.

****

Carole Davies, an Irish-American teenager at Shark Bay, was sixteen. She stared at Matt Oliver. "Are you sure you want to go deep water diving? It's dangerous", she said. She had read up on the news that there were sharks roaming around Ellis Island. Back in the 1960's...1970's...and beyond, everyone in the city that never sleeps weren't scared of sharks, unless they read '​Jaws​', by Peter Benchley, the nineteen seventy-four novel that gripped America a long time ago, and the Steven Spielberg 1975 movie that was a massive summer hit. Matt gazed at the deep water. "It's cold. Sixty-seven degrees". He gazed at the small boat ​The Risen​. He grabbed his black diving suit. He had his black flippers that were on the bow of the boat. "You can change below". Carole nodded. "All right!". She did as her boyfriend told her. Then, as she did so, she didn't notice the huge shark fin in the deep ocean coming towards them.

****

The shark moved in the dark water off Ellis Island. It heard the voices of the humans. Its massive fin moved at seventy miles per hour; its sense of direction was strong for a shark; its black eyes focused on the Lighthouse that was to the north of the Island. Randal Young, the sixty year old Lighthouse keeper, surveyed the area with his binoculars. The shark moved downward just as the moment that Randal thought he saw something coming towards him. Sighing, Randall ate his lunch...and decided to continue his work guarding the Island afterward.

****

Joachim Schneider was a Swedish sailor. He had lived in America for a year studying shark behaviour. He gazed at Doctor Melanie Schwartz, MD. "Is it true about the shark?", he asked her. "Yes, it's huge. There's nothing like it in the country", she answered him. "Rogue sharks are the stuff of fantasy. I read '​MEG' by Steve Alten, the nineteen ninety-seven shark thriller. And that was scary. Sharks are magnificent creatures. Some of them won't attack humans; some will bite you if they're threatened. Apparently the shark that killed those teenagers was dangerous; very dangerous. And you want us to go to Ellis Island to stop the shark?". Doctor Schwartz, MD, smiled. "Yes", she said. "How much money?", Joachim Schneider asked her. "Three hundred thousand dollars". He stared at her. "Fine. I'll do the job". And she kissed him...and held onto a light brown briefcase. "The money is in here. Take it!".

And he stared out of the window...and hoped that the shark would die sooner rather than later.

****

Don Reis was a shrewd lawyer. He was forty-four. He sipped warm coffee. "You're saying that a shark killed them?", he asked Bob Waters. "Yes. One that is huge". Bob shook his head. "Ellis Island is full of locals...and tourists. Not scary sharks". Don wore a black shirt, blue jeans, a black belt, red socks, and black, polished, shoes on his feet. He was eager to file the legal work. Then, as he finished, he was confident before the talk of sharks faded from his memory.

****

The ​Shallows III​ ship was launched into the deep waters off Ellis Island. Fletcher, Sara, and Diego checked the temperature. "78 degrees", Fletcher said. He watched the other sailors were watching them. They took control of the ship, as Fletcher, who was the captain, headed towards the Lighthouse...where the shark waited to attack again.

****

Bradley Davey-Smith, sixteen, was smoking a cigarette. He had imagined seeing Debbie Snow at the marina. He walked towards the ships. He saw Captain Todd Berman, Jr. "Good afternoon, Todd. Everything's bad, you know. I can't get a summer job". He sighed. The Captain, who was forty-eight, smiled. "Maybe you can work on my ship ​The Berman II​. I can pay you two hundred dollars a day". Bradley nodded. His parents wanted their teenage son to have a job. And Bradley was glad to have something before December. "We're going away from Ellis Island. It'll be going through Upper New York Bay. We'll be seeing Liberty State Park that's to the east; to the north is Liberty Island, that connects to New Jersey. The ferry runs every hour on the hour". Bradley smiled. "Where's Debby?", he asked him. "She's with Mace Anson", Captain Berman, Jr., answered. Bradley hid his frustration. "Mace! He's twenty-three, and rich". The Captain smiled. "So, I have no future with her". He glanced out of the deep ocean. He was about to reject the Captain's offer when he noticed April Jenny Kelly. "Hello, Bradley. I heard about Debby", she said in a thick Scottish accent. "Well, I was going out to go on board The Berman II​ ship for the summer. It beats doing nothing". She laughed. "Can I come too?", she asked him. "Ah, sure. The more the merrier", he answered her. And she kissed him...and caused him to blush.

****

Debby was sun bathing on board ​Freedom IV​. Mace was steering the ship. "We're near the Lighthouse. Three miles north of Ellis Island", he said. He grinned at her. Debby, who had long, red hair, gazed at her older boyfriend; her hazel eyes focused on the shore. "I left Bradley for you", she said. Mace grinned. "Yeah, he was in my way". Debby frowned. "So, you get all of the New York girls". Debby raised her black sunglasses off her face. "I have my way since I was fourteen". He laughed. Suddenly the huge fin of the shark raced towards the ship. Its black eyes was like death itself; its steel like silvery skin moved like death towards the stern. Debby screamed. "Shark! Shark!". And, in a matter of seconds, the shark bumped into the ship. Mace fell downward. He yelled in terror as he slid off the ship. The shark then opened its massive mouth; its razor teeth bit into Mace's right thigh. Blood spilled everywhere...as his body descended into the dark depths. Debby screamed. She took control of the ship with her right hand. Then she grabbed the microphone and shouted: "​Mayday! Mayday! This is the ​Freedom IV​; this is Debby...Mace is dead. He was killed by a giant shark! Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!". And then she heard Oliver Tierney, who was Head of the Shark Bay Port Authority, speak. "Did you say a shark?", he asked her. "Yes; yes, a shark. It was worse than '​Jaws'", she answered. Oliver, who was thirty-four, was also obsessed with the thriller classic. "The fact is that there is no gigantic shark in Shark Bay...". Debby screamed. "There is! I saw it! It caused my boyfriend's death! Over!". And Oliver shook his head. "If there is a shark that size, and that's a huge if, then we're in trouble. I'll send another ship to help you out. Over!". And she nodded. And prayed to God that she would be rescued.

****

Peter glanced at the marina. The sixty degree weather was getting colder and colder as the sun's rays fell over the Shark Bay Island; the weather wasn't good for ships as they descended into port. He walked towards the Follow Café; he heard the ding noise of the silver bell that was in the middle of the front door. Once he went inside, he saw Mabel Garrison, the middle-aged waitress. "Hello, Peter. How're you doing?", she asked him. "Fine. It seems everyone's going to the marina today". Mabel gave him her I-phone. "Here! There's a news on the ​Shark Bay news app​. Apparently there's a massive shark on the loose on the waters near New York's Ellis Island". Peter gasped shock. "A killer shark! I don't think so". He scanned the report by Richard Ellison. "​There were several deaths today at the hands of a huge shark that is considered to be forty meters long! Reports of severe ship and boat damage were reported in the Ellis Island area of Shark Bay, near New York...and New Jersey...". He finished scanning the I-phone. He gave it to Mabel. "Here you go, Mabel. I'll have a hamburger, and coffee please". And he smiled, and sat down on the black seat.
 

Page 1.

 

 

Join MovellasFind out what all the buzz is about. Join now to start sharing your creativity and passion
Loading ...