I am currently working on writing a storyline for a text-based videogame. I am trying to describe how there is very little light coming into the room that the character is entering, as the window is small and dirty.
I had been trying to think of a way to describe a small amount of light, and landed on a water-related term.
Here is how I currently have it worded:
There is a single small grimy window in this room that is allowing a trickle of light through.
The specific phrase that I'm unsure about is "a trickle of light".
Since light is a wave, does it work if I describe it like this, as if it was water? Or does it not work because of linguistic reasons?
If it does not work, I would be curious to know why, please.