This week’s writing challenge on the Daily Post blog (www.dailypost.wordpress.com) is to describe a character from your life. Check out the challenge here. This is my contribution.
I am twelve years old and I just woke up at Gido’s house. Gido is my grandfather and we will be spending the day together.
Gido slept on the floor all night, because that’s what he does. He lays on the hard floor in front of the television with a big body pillow and sleeps. I don’t ask why, but I think it has something to do with the war. Now that he’s older and has had more surgeries than anyone ever, and the scars to show it, I wonder why he still prefers the floor. Despite his many scars, he never complains about pain or the war. I don’t even know how he won his Purple Heart. He never talks about…
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