What Do You Call Those Insects That Glow?

I recently presented at a conference for an online global writing group of which I’m a member. We spent the entire day with presentations and sharing knowledge. One of the presentations I gave was about building characters – a discussion I’ve had… who even knows how many times at this point? It was an abbreviated version as I only had about twenty minutes to talk since I was sharing time.

One of the things I love when having this discussion in class, though, is asking – what do you call xyz? Because I’ve got a classroom of folks from Northern IL and Chicago (with an occasional student who moved from elsewhere), the answers are all usually expected. Lightning bug or firefly as it pertains to the video above.

But this group is global – which is just so freakin’ cool to me. We had members in attendance from places like Greece and Italy and Austria and Germany and Australia… So when I asked this question, the answers were a lot more fun. 🙂

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