Copyright: Douglas M. Macilroy

Here we are for another week. Today we’re gathered on a virtual shore of Loch Ness. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess is the talented and gracious author and artist Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks again, Doug.

To read the other stories from the group members, just click on the Β little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

I just want to add two more notes.

First, those of you who are interested in reading more about the monsoon will probably enjoy the book, CHASING THE MONSOON by Alexander Frater. I saw it’s on Amazon. I enjoyed the book when I read it some years ago.

Second, please be patient with me if I don’t get to your comments right away. I’ve been having trouble with both my computer and the internet here. The two problems could very well be tied together.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


Nessie rested on the cold loch floor. It was almost time for her daily swim. She was one of an ancient line of her kind.

Her real name was Plesi, short for plesiosaur. There remained ten of them, five males and five females. They lived in underwater caves.

Their ancestors came to Loch Ness millions of years before when there was a channel from the sea. It later closed, trapping them.

“You got your camera ready, Frank?” Matt whispered.

“Yeah. Do ya think one’ll show up tonight?” Frank answered.

“I sure hope so,” Matt mumbled. “This makes two years for me.” .




Written  Act of Kindness Award


40 thoughts on “DEEP IN THE LOCH

    • Thanks, Alicia. Yes, their numbers do tend to even out. I remember reading one time that an opening into the loch in ancient times was a possible explanation for their possibly being those creatures there. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Joy. I’m so glad you liked the story. I’ve read pieces on the Loch Ness monster, i.e., Nessie. I just made guesses into fact. I’m also sure someone would just love to get a picture. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  1. Thanks, Weltchy. That’s true. I didn’t definitely say that Matt and Frank were people. You have a great imagination. I can now picture two loch ness monsters with a camera. Wouldn’t those tourists be surprised. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Ali. It looks like a beautiful place. I’ve seen pictures, and I can see why she likes it. I agree though that they might as well try again next year. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  2. Dear Suzanne,

    I can’t help but think of the documentaries my husband watches about Bigfoot that make me run for my office and lock the door. πŸ˜‰

    I love the thought of Nessie and her family living in a cave beneath the waves. I’d say Matt and Frank have an even longer wait.

    Good story.




    • Thanks, Rochelle. I’ve watched those documentaries too. I took some of the guesses, added some of my own, plus some fiction, and made it all fact for this story. I so pleased you liked the story. I thought I’d give her a nice family life. I think the guys better come back later also. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, KT. It is fun to believe in a number of different things when we’re young. Sometimes I still wonder about Nessie though. Strange animals have been found alive that were thought extinct. Crocs lived at the time of the dinosaurs and they’re alive and doing well. I’ve really pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  3. This is great and explains a lot about Nessie. Now, I always thought there was a secret passage to the sea where she could escape when people get too inquisitive. πŸ™‚ Now, if someone introduced them to selfies, I’m sure all the mystery would be gone. Great story, I enjoyed it.


    • Thanks, Gah. I never thought about the possibility that channel might have opened up again. That’s a thought. If they knew about selfies, they might start charging for photos they took of themsleves. It could be their smart enough since they’ve avoided being photographed all these years. I’m so glad you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  4. Thanks, Louise. I’m so glad you liked the story. With the poor results everyone’s had in getting a picture of Nessie, I doubt those guys have much of a chance. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  5. I like the direction you took with this and especially like the name Plesi. πŸ™‚ Lucky for them there are five of each. It’s so sad they ended up in a cave and trapped. They must take a picture and get proof! Nice one, Suzanne!


  6. Thanks, Amy. I’m so glad you liked the story. Actually, they got trapped in the Loch. They live in underwater caves in the loch. They can come out and get food and swim around. I probably wrote that in a way that confused some readers. Maybe some day, someone will get a picture. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, MJ. It is fun wondering whether Nessie is down there somewhere. I can imagine the excitement if it was every really spotted. I’m so glad you liked the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Tracy. I’ll have to keep that book in mind. It sounds good..I like to think Nessie is down there somewhere. Other strange animals who were thought extinct have been found. Also, they say crocs were living when the dinosaurs were, and they’re still going strong. I’m so glad you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Subroto. That’s the truth. That selfie would go viral on the internet, be all over the TV news, and in all the newspapers and magazines. The person could do a world tour and become almost as famous as Nessie. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Marg. I’m so pleased you liked the story. Hopefully for Matt and Frank Nessie will show herself one day. I guess it’s a little like winning the lottery. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


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