Well, the Old Soldier got his haircut. It was very relaxing to sit in one of the two barber’s chairs in Mayfield’s small shop on the corner. Mayfield remembered my name. He called me “Mr. Guy.”
He mentioned his age. He’s 79. The Old Soldier has noticed that once people reach a certain age, age come’s up a lot in the conversation. The Old Soldier also does it. You never hear young people mention their age in casual conversation.
But we seniors do.
This is a way to indicate the age of a character in a short story without actually stating the character’s age. If the character is a senior citizen, just have the character talk about age.
Mayfield is a good conversationalist. It was an enjoyable visit. And now the Old Soldier’s head is as smooth as a baby’s ass.
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