The Bloody Mess is a TADS 2 interactive fiction game and is © 1999 by Doug Jones. It was an entry in the Speed-IF 7 event.
Review by David Welbourn (originally posted at Baf's Guide)
Another speed-if game. This time, you're a stowaway on an oil tanker, not entirely by choice, and there's one wee little problem. Very short, very easy, and features the word "agapantha".