Light Show

by grouperluna

The crowd was pleased with the show.

Hiding in the twilight, they could see the drama unfolding. One of them, the one who got the short end of the sea whip, was blinded by the light.

The big spherical eye was on it. Fixated. It moved around the blinded creature with strange noisy fins.

But what was this strange eye made of? One thousand meters deep, the white light coming out of that eye was spectacular

Cachalot says the eye has creatures inside called humans. He has seen them way up where the ocean meets the air. Architeuthis thinks Cachalot is full of it, because she has never seen such creatures herself. But being a giant squid, she prefers to say nothing and keep quiet while staying within tentacle distance of the sperm whale.

Then it happens. The eye has a transparent mouth. It sucks in the startled fish. The crowd roars with ten thousand different voices, each one from a unique creature unknown to the spherical invader.

The big eye jettisons to the far away ocean surface with its precious cargo.

Great news! the humans just discovered one new fish.

Imaginary (or yet to be discovered) deep sea octopus. Iridescent oil pastels on paper. Credit: Sarah Frias-Torres

Imaginary (or yet to be discovered) deep sea octopus. Iridescent oil pastels on paper. Credit: Sarah Frias-Torres

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