Characters: Ted and Vida (his mom)Setting: Outside their House-Ted tells his mom he wants to build a fort to stay in for the rest of the summer.
Conflict: Man vs. Self or Nature-At first, Ted is scared and rethinks his decision to stay outside. During this experience, he thinks about how he and his mother are similar.
-Ted is not able to sleep due to his fear of the woods at night so he brings his dog to accompany him.
"Golden Glass" by Alma Luz Villanueva
"Golden Glass" by Alma Luz Villanueva follows the story of a 14-year-old boy named Ted, who is quiet and distant from others. One summer, he decides to stay in a fort he built in the woods. Being alone gave him time to reflect and think about not only himself, but his relationship with his mother. Although he was skeptical at first, he ended up getting used to living outside, but still was eager to be in the comfort of his home.The theme of the story is that sometimes, having time to yourself can help you realize things and you can open up to others easier.
-As the summer comes to an end, Ted finishes his stained glass. Reflecting on this made him more relaxed and optimistic to go back home.
-Ted became content with the outdoor fort, sleeping in it as naturally as he would sleep at home. Regardless, he wouldn't mind being inside.