Thursday, December 13, 2012

Howlina Characters Day 13 - Bedroom

"13.) What does your character’s bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?"

Being so tall, Fiole has to sleep diagonally on a bed or sleep on a specially made super-size bed.  One of Fiole's quirks is that she wants to fit into normal society so she doesn't have a super-size, she normally sleeps on a queen-size bed. 

She prefers cotton bedding and a single pillow.  She isn't the kind to snuggle into a bed, but she does like very clean sheets.  She washes her sheets twice a week, but doesn't iron or starch them. 

She has a quilt on her bed that is a prized possession.  She got it as a gift from her sister-in-law and she has used it on every bed she has had since she got it, regardless of whether it goes with the room.  The quilt is done in abstract patterns in the national colors.

Frank generally sleeps above the covers.  He is usually warm and sleeps with the covers half off even in winter.  Lately he has found himself tossing and turning quite a bit in his sleep.  He's very good about being able to sleep anywhere, in any position.

By the way, bedrooms in Howlina do often look like the one in the picture I included.  Because they eschew air conditioning and because they are almost in the tropics, bedrooms are often open and airy.  They do use screens in their windows so a netted four poster bed is a bit of a luxury.

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