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Today, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study.

His was the first smiling face I found in the old Court House when I went pretty scared because I had been summoned as a witness in a trial against a terrorist.

To say the truth, despite his reassuring smile, when I saw him, my heart sank. He was my lawyer. I expected a man with an imposing appearance and instead I found a middle aged bald, short man, looking absentminded with his blue eyes behind thick glasses. I was very nervous. He introduced himself and immediately began to make jokes about my situation. I wondered if he was serious. He was serious. I could see that when we were in the office of the district attorney. He had smiles to everybody, but when it was time for work, he left the jokes and began to show his other face: Efficiency in person.

Later when the trial was over, I get to know him better because I started to cover trials as a reporter. He is always available to solve any legal doubts I may have.

I discovered he has a prodigious memory. He can quote countless laws and sentences without need to search in books or the Internet. His mind works like a computer.

Optimist by nature, he never gives up no mater how desperate a case can be. He fights for his clients till the end. Even when the clients give up he continues appealing the sentences. He is famous for that. He faces every case convinced that he will win.

A family man, he is always with his wife. She works at the office and they use to have a walk together every day to go back home.

 

Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience.

 

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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