The December Chronicles by Jerry Kalman
Approx. 30,700 words.
Published on December 29, 2009.
SS December, a floating crematorium, plies the Caribbean to give "elderly" passengers a last fling as tourists before euthanizing them for public good. One couple from the United States wants to live out their days without government imposed death sentences, escaping into the Central American jungles to a risky freedom.