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The Rise of Fat Tony
The year was 1970, Fat Tony was the scariest man in New York. He grew up poor in Brooklyn with an absent father and a hardworking mother. His father worked in the factories and his mother was a maid. He didn't have anybody to watch him at home so he started off playing out on the street. After a while he roamed around with some of the older kids whose brothers or fathers were mobsters. It was inevitable that Tony would get caught up in something similar. He started out by pick pocketing and he got pretty good at it. By the time he was 12 he was stealing cars. He and his friends would get up early around the same time people would leave for work. They would walk up and down neighborhoods waiting for somebody to leave their car on to warm it up in the cold New York winter. When somebody did leave the car they would steal it and sell it to a fence so they were done with it. They did this flipping cars to an illegal fence who turned around and sold it to other people.
Why Social Media is Horrible
I am tired of being shackled by social media and comparing my self to others. Social media makes you compare yourself to other people based on pictures or videos that don't even reflect people's true experiences. Have you seen the side by side real pictures compared to social media pictures of models? They are awful they are edited to make them look better which makes other think that they are ugly because they don't look like the model (who also doesn't even look like the edited picture). People also see others in relationships or on vacation and wish they could have the same. You can't tell how something is based on a picture. They may seem to have a nice relationship or be having fun at the beach but this isn't always the case. We need to stop comparing ourselves to what we see on the internet.
Dear mom, I love you so much, you have always been there for me and I am so grateful for having you in my life. I still remember when you picked me up from school after a bad day you would always say, "honey, what's wrong". I still wonder how you knew I had a bad day because I don't think I showed it when I got in the car. You took me to all of my practices because dad was working. You were so excited when I graduated high school and while you were sad I was leaving, excited for me going to college. It is difficult not seeing you daily because that is the way it has been my whole life and now we are hundreds of miles away from each other.
The New Sherrif
The New Sheriff Once upon a time, Happy Gilmore broke into a top-secret lab with a time machine. He wanted to stop himself from killing his mentor, Chubbs Peterson. He found the machine because he had a friend that worked as a night janitor and new about it. His friend let him into this lab and Happy started tinkering with the machine. He didn’t know how to use it, so he just started hitting it. He went back in time farther that he expected. The year was 1832 and he was in the wild west. Happy didn’t know what happened or where he was but what he did know is he wasn’t getting back home. Happy started screaming hello because he couldn’t see anybody around. Happy decided he was going to head north and hope to find people. He spotted somebody on a horse heading north in front of him. He tracked him down and got his attention.
The year was 2078, back in 2020 was the worst years on earth, so we thought. Later in 2030 Covid-19 was still mutating and people’s lives were finally getting back to normal, people had stopped wearing masks for years. This mutation started to make people into zombies. Nobody knew what to do, the only way to get infected was if you got bit. People were hiding and creating shelters, barricading themselves in their homes. By 2078 most of the population was infected or dead. Not James Johnson, he wasn’t going to give up. James lived in what was left of St. Louis. He wanted to save the few humans that were left and get rid of the rest of the zombies. He knew that if he died that the future of earth was doomed. James had machines guns, shotgun, and rifles with tons of ammo, he also hoarded bottled water and canned food. James never left to go anywhere without his dog Cooper. Before the outbreak, James’s dad was an inventor. He created a dog collar that allowed the dog to talk back to people. Cooper was able to talk to James and it kept James from going crazy.