jellyfish - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The Portuguese man-of-war was all over her. Part of it was sitting on her face and she seemed to be staring at him through the quivering mass of jelly. Her yellow lips were drawn back in an endless scream.The tentacles were wrapped all around her, hundreds and hundreds of stinging cells clinging to her arms and legs and chest.
Found in Alex Rider, Stormbreaker, authored by .
The main body of the creature was a shimmering, pulsating mass of white and mauve, shaped roughly like a cone. Beneath it, a mass of tentacles covered with circular stingers twisted in the water, at least ten feet long.
The shore was only one hundred or so metres away but it might as well be a thousand. Torin sat cross legged on the untethered boat and peered down into the watery depths. The water was as clear as his father's new plasma screen and there weren't just a few jellyfish down there it was swarming with them. Each one was like the worst old-granny lampshade you can imagine, all burnt umber with frills and tassels waving behind it like some nightmare bridal gown trail. One touch from a tentacle and he'd drown for sure, he wasn't the greatest swimmer anyway, so combine that with toxin and pain and he'd be a sinker for sure.