Loch Ness, written by Verona Jones at Spillwords.com

Loch Ness

Loch Ness

written by: Verona Jones



Icy fingers of mist,
coverlet of wispy apparitions.
Darkened waves gently kiss
Uruquart Castle lying in ruins.

Stormy clouds colored gray,
no sound not even a warbler’s note
nor movement of an animal darting away,
leaving a sense of how remote.

Perfect place for Nessie’s haunts
as goose bumps cover my skin.
On my neck icy fingers taunts,
creating turbulent emotions within.

Feeling a little bit disquiet
as I think nervously,
perhaps Nessie isn’t the only spirit
haunting Loch Ness elusively.



When I was stationed in Scotland, I did a little bit of sightseeing and went to see Loch Ness hoping to see the monster. The ruins of Urquhart castle lined the land. It was an eerie day, a slow mist covering the land and not a single sound. No birds….no wind….nothing. It made me wonder if there were other spirits haunting the land.

Verona Jones

Verona Jones

Verona loves to write dark poetry, horror and speculative fiction short stories. She also loves to weave her love for the paranormal and supernatural into her stories. Verona has a BA in English and a Masters in Creative Writing. She is a proud member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA) and Horror Author's Guild (HAG).
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