n. The cone of light that shines from a single source of illumination, such as a device screen or light bulb.
One particularly low evening, I sat on the couch reading my departed friend’s blog. I’d read it before—beginning to end, a river that spanned years and documented her battle with illness. This time I just scanned for images. I sat there frozen. My wet face locked into the glow-cone of my laptop, captivated by an unexpected solace: candid photos.
"Grab a seat." I kicked at a stool, sliding it partway out from under the bench, then flicked the switch on the work lamp. A yellow glowcone shone out and down from under its steel shade.
But if Tragg's quarters were something less than impressive, the man himself more than made up for it. A single glow cone lit the top of his hairless skull, the bridge of his nose, and the top of his cheekbones. The rest of his features fell into darkness.