‘The Haunted Sea’ by Sophia Kingshill

Katie Paterson invited author Sophia Kingshill to create a new piece of writing for Glenbrittle beach. Here is a short extract, you will have to join us on the beach to find out the rest.

When we stand on the shore, we are on the edge of a different world: the world of the sea, where mysteries lie concealed. Old stories told of an inconceivably huge beast that swam deep below the surface, a beast called the Kraken. Something like a monstrous octopus or squid, the Kraken was so enormous that when it rose to the surface, it could pull down ships with its tentacles, which reached as high as the tallest mast, and when it dived, it churned the water into whirlpools that could devour a …