The way bioluminous creatures can make a pool of water glow bright blue or green inspired glowing pools of water in my fantasy.
There are so many bioluminescent examples in nature, and most of them appear in water, which makes an ocean or pool of water look like this:
Many fish and other aquatic animals (jellyfish, octopii, plankton) and insects glow. I’ve spent hours getting lost in the research ripples. But it’s the glowing water that I was drawn to most.
In my WIP fantasy, Hunter Moon, the bioluminescence in one of the sacred cleansing pools is also the source for glow lamps and moon ink. The moon ink glows on a warrior’s skin during religious moments, when the moons (yes, three of them) are out, and when she uses her gifts.
This fantasy that had its beginnings (well, that’s another story) in the Greek myths about the Amazon warriors.
(Amazon mythology could’ve been my topic for the Letter A, but I have other plans for those warriors. 😉 )
- I’d love to see this in person: http://biobaypuertorico.com/
- More glowing things: http://news.yahoo.com/glowing-mushrooms-stalk-eyed-bugs-plant-toilet-found-172813252.html
News about genetically altered cats and plants have inspired me to write a Young Adult science fiction book (working title is GLOW, appropriately). On one hand, it would be very lovely to have street lights that were really trees, but do we have to tamper with DNA? I dunno….the perfect segue into tomorrow’s post for C.
Have you ever seen bioluminous water, flora, or fauna? What glowy thing would you make?