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bluespark by Lavah bluespark :iconlavah:Lavah 247 100
HaikuWriMo 2008, July 1-31
July 31
                                           the north star
                  two cranes ascend
from a rooftop
July 30

I can't wait
for your rain
to end this drought
July 29

open window;
ruffled bed sheets
pressed with longing
July 28

children ride
a barn-sour horse
to nowhere
July 27

henge circle;
desert tortoises
beneath a dune
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Varvara by DanielaUhlig Varvara :icondanielauhlig:DanielaUhlig 8,681 839 Ragdoll by Lilyprincess Ragdoll :iconlilyprincess:Lilyprincess 1,350 223 The little deer in the forest by missdine The little deer in the forest :iconmissdine:missdine 138 51
How to name your characters
There are many problems that a writer can come across when selecting a name for a character, here I hope to deal with some of the major pitfalls, and hopefully give some useful tips…
~ Unique and different names are not an excuse to ignore good characterisation.  Would you take these characters seriously?
Randilynia McDanovich
Southern. D. Wattserfield
Floyd Picasso
Ise Speranza
Nine Purple
These are all names that I came up with off the top of my head or based on words about my desk.  It is not difficult to come up with a new, unique name.  But that doesn’t instantly make your character interesting or cool.
There is nothing wrong with an unusual name (something my parents have told me for years), but if your story is chock full of ‘unique and different’ names then many established readers and writers may not take your work seriously.  
I once read someone
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The Well of my Desires by dark-spider The Well of my Desires :icondark-spider:dark-spider 5,230 488 Torrefaction by TereseNielsen Torrefaction :iconteresenielsen:TereseNielsen 363 58 Victorian Villain II by HabitualFlippancy Victorian Villain II :iconhabitualflippancy:HabitualFlippancy 32 36
high in the blackness of clearest night
framed by an open window, vapor trails
razor-cut through a morning sky
re-entry— pieces of space rain down,
streaks of silver atmospheric shimmer
ghosts of astronauts returning, silent in
the cold void where summer cannot reach
I watch past your ear while you move
over me, quiet breath, soft nostril gusts
a single grunt suggests your voice, and
I look away from the sight brought to earth,
pulled back by the deep welling warmth
as your ship plummets into the gulf—
recovering while, unnoticed from the open
window, the residue continues to fall
:iconjade-pandora:Jade-Pandora 34 45
never grow up.
I have a monster living underneath my bed.
He’s made up of burnt frog skin, white-red cobweb veined eyes and a collection of missing pebble teeth. Sometimes we play scrabble.
(The first time he was just a mechanical hum beneath the bowing wooden planks, he was just a faint smell of green and he was just a hot cloud of fog around my lips. It’s the wind, it’s the wind, I breathed. Then he breathed back, heavy and loud and monster-like; AM NOT.)
He always spoke in capitals; MONSTERS ARE MUCH TOO SCARY FOR LOWER-CASED LETTERS, he informed me one night under pink covers. I shined the flashlight into his eyes until they changed colour and he bared his teeth.
He sometimes visits my dreams. The grass turns sickly where he trudges and the woodland creatures whimper and scramble in his wake. WHERE’S MY HUG? He holds his warm monster limbs out, palms snatching me from my happy-ever-after and grins gap-toothily. I manage a chuckle as I buckle in his embrace.
He used to keep me
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Melting Seasons by snowbug Melting Seasons :iconsnowbug:snowbug 14 14 Faery Wings by snowbug Faery Wings :iconsnowbug:snowbug 3 1 Tori's hiding place 2 by nepasavaler Tori's hiding place 2 :iconnepasavaler:nepasavaler 2 2 blackholesun by fragilemuse-org blackholesun :iconfragilemuse-org:fragilemuse-org 22 11 lightning - june.15.08 by fragilemuse-org lightning - june.15.08 :iconfragilemuse-org:fragilemuse-org 13 12


beauty is... by fragilemuse-org beauty is... :iconfragilemuse-org:fragilemuse-org 958 163 Two For Life by gilad Two For Life :icongilad:gilad 8,309 1,281 A slice of life by gilad A slice of life :icongilad:gilad 33,195 3,179 Dressed in pink by gilad Dressed in pink :icongilad:gilad 13,048 1,363 Moving on up by gilad Moving on up :icongilad:gilad 2,553 306



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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good morning beautiful! :)
underwaterlily Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
(Or good evening, rather.)
underwaterlily Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Awww, good morning! <3

Happy Hallowe'en! ;D
Ray-Hall-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
underwaterlily Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
You're welcome!
moonskulling Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favs hun :)
underwaterlily Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
You're welcome! :heart:
nitrate Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh! i didn't know you were on deviantart, lovely.

thank you for the watch. I did the same, as soon as i saw the message.

underwaterlily Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Yes, I'm here!

I've all but abandoned my account, but I still want to support my fellow artists. :heart:
Albur-Lily Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thank you for all the :+fav:'s sweetie!
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