The Old Man in the Doorway Creative Essay by Peerless

The Old Man in the Doorway
A story of an encounter with a homeless man.
# 9709 | 1,120 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in English (Creative Writing) , Sociology (General)


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Description:

The story begins with the protagonist having to step over an old man who is lying in front of a door way. The protagonist's fear turns to pity when he sees the man stroking a kitten. The two men begin speaking. The story is written in the first person.

From the Paper:

"His brown eyes looked into mine, and he smiled the most radiant smile I have ever seen. His broken teeth were yellowed with smoke and age, but for just a moment, his youth came shining through, full of pure innocence and joy. His slightly covered hand continued to pet the kitten, his eyes never leaving mine. "He's soft, ain't he?" he commented gently. "His name is Jason"."

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