The Glow is an erotic romance novel with a shot of Sci-fi gracefully thrown in.
Louis Amhurst was a talented artist that lived in Key West. He lived on a sailboat and sailed between Key West and the Bahamas regularly. He sold just enough art to keep himself in food, fuel, and beer, and was content with his life.
One time, on a solo journey, exhausted Louis discovered a small island that was not on the charts. There was a salt pond on this island that was occupied by a water based entity. She had a strong influence on Louis and he keeps returning to her.
Once, while in the Bahamas, Louis met Riki, from Ukraine, while swimming. Her family was wealthy and in political exile. They fell in love and planned to be married, until Louis met her maid of honor Berlin. Berlin was wild, creative, and had no restrictions. Again, he was in love.
But what about the alien?
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Once away from shore, I kicked on the chart plotter and located the salt pond. I locked my manual autopilot onto the course and checked it for the first half hour against the chart plotter. With everything in order, I turned off all the electronics except the running lights and the VHF. My batteries were old, and I used them conservatively.
I had an old radar detector from the eighties that chirped like crazy if it got hit by any ship radar for several miles. I got it from someone’s trash for free. I plugged it into the twelve-volt outlet.
I brought a pillow and blanket from below deck and put on my vest and tether. I wrapped the blanket around my body and lay down on the cockpit cushions. I dropped my face into the big feather pillow, and I could still smell Riki’s perfume.
“I’ll be so happy when my memory fades,” I said to the sailboat.
Coming in January
Pg. 75 ( Now underwater, face to face with the entity.”
“What do you want?” I thought.
“You! I want you.” she said lovingly.
“How is that possible?”
“If you wish, we can change your molecular structure and you will become as we are. In our form there are no tears, or death. There is no sickness, hunger, or pain. The former things will pass away. In our world there will be a new heavens and a new Earth and the former heavens and the former Earth will pass away, and the sea will be no more.
I looked into her green eyes trying to grasp the concept of what she had just told me. I knew she had cured various things in my body. Even now I felt energized and healthy. My thoughts were drifting toward being with her for eternity. Her drifting hair reminded me of the day that Riki and I were making love on the sunken ship.
The amber colors changed to orange and red as she expressed anger in her expressions and colors. She was feeling my thoughts of Riki. She got closer to my face again and a strong thought wave hit me that hurt like a brain freeze. I grasp my forehead and floated in a fetal position. I held on until the pain subsided.
“I love Riki.” I thought.
“She started darting all over the pond then back and forth to me as if she was confused.
“You must decide!.. decide!.. decide!” she said in a demanding tone.
“I love Riki! I want to stay with Riki!” I watched the surface of the water look like a jet had just dropped agent orange on it from above. It ignited in liquid flames as the activity in the water became confused and erratic. The colors exploded all around me. It had become impossible to distinguish even which way was up. I rolled in the collage’ feeling like a particle in a kaleidoscope. Suddenly I couldn’t breath any more. My feet felt the sand and I jumped toward the surface. I coughed and coughed, until I finally started breathing air. My lungs felt like the cells had been tore from the lining. The water color had returned to a plain white glow and a low vapor cloud had formed over the pond. The cloud sparkled in thousands of pieces of broken shards of glass as a laser beam bounced off of them. They grew brighter and brighter until they all became an incandescent white that was so bright that my eyes could not bear to look at it. I covered my eyes and saw some of the movements in the reflection of the water. When the cloud became as bright as it could, it just dissipated toward the heavens in millions of light streaks that vanished between the little white dots that I admired earlier.
The water was now as black as the ocean and this peaceful and abiding island seemed lifeless and negated because of the anger of the Salt Pond.
I stood in the water for a long time analyzing what I just did, wondering if I had made a fatal mistake.
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