I am in the gym. I am thinking about how I can get better as a person. I am with my dad. My dad is dark skin, 6 ft 3, and he looks young for his age.
I am Abdoulaye, and I love the sport basketball. It has been past down to me from generation to generation, and I’ve been playing since I was a little kid. My dad just signed me up into a professional league. I want to get a college scholarship, and I want to make it to the NBA and be able to provide for my family who needs some help.
I am in the gym. I am thinking about how I can get better as a person. I am with my dad. My dad is dark skin, 6 ft 3, and he looks young for his age.
Boarding school was the best opportunity i ever got in my life so far. I worked so hard to get there. Six grade i started of with all c’s. I use to think that C’s were good grades until my coach told me I had to step it up. So I took that into consideration. I made a promise to myself that all my grades will be an 85 average or higher. By keeping that promise i was able to get a scholarship to boarding school. Now im considered the student athlete.
Now i'm leaving my family behind and have to adapt to a new environment. Wonder if the team will accept me, i wonder if the school will accept me as a black student. I knew by getting all A’s I would be accepted to the school no matter my skin color. During the first trimester of my 8th grade,I didn’t reach my goal of getting all As. The first trimester I received six A’s and 1 B. I felt like giving up but. I tried my hardest to achieve all A’s now I’m going to boarding school this upcoming summer.
I did something and it wasn’t nothing to forget about. It all started when I was at a club with my best friend Jason his girlfriend and mine, we had the best time of our lives, until I saw my girlfriend and Jason kissing in a private booth then I just stepped out and took a breather, then Jason came out and joined me. I looked at him for a very long time thinking “Why would he do this to me.” Then everything went black, and when I woke up all I saw was blood, I looked at my hands and tried not to panic, saying to myself “Where is this blood come from.” Then I saw shoes in the corner then slowly looked towards the body, and all I saw was Jason body and I ran. The next day I just went to school and I kept on thinking to myself “Everybody is my enemy and can rat me out, I have to stay distant.” So I avoided everybody and it worked out perfectly.
As I went home I thought about Jason and when I fell asleep I tried to remember what happened on that night, and I did, first I strangled him, he tried to fight back but I already had him down and grabbed the nearest tool and beat him to death. It was a nightmare and I knew that I killed my best friend Jason that day. The next day I got up for school and tried to forget what happened but everywhere I went all I heard was Jason’s name and I couldn’t restrain myself and I couldn’t stay in school any longer so I went home early. When Friday came all I could do was think about moving and forget what I did, “but I have a reputation in this school and I don’t want to mess it up even though getting caught is a bad idea, ahhhhhh I need time to think.” When I was waiting in my house I pace back and forth and think if I should tell someone what I did, so I did I was thinking really hard of who I should call and I finally did it.
“Hey, I have something to tell you, please come over pronto.”
a few minutes later one of my friends named Chocolate came to my doorstep and I bought her in quickly.
“ What did you want to tell me.”
As she took off her jacket “ Ok, ok, I really need you to not freak out please.” I panicked for a while,
“ Ok just tell me by the way, I didn’t come all the way here just to see you or anything.”
I saw the blush while she said that, so I start to chill down a bit, and say covering my face
“ I killed someone.”
She moved back just a little, “Are you serious, you're joking.”
We stood in silence and I looked at her face seriously, “you're serious aren’t you.”
She moved back a bit and more towards the door, and as I looked up she started to run. “Nooo, don’t come near me.”
I was shocked for a second then I started to run after her down the stairs, “no wait don’t go, it was an accident please trust me.”
Then we were outside, then in a alleyway then as I catched up to her Everything started to go black again. The next morning I woke up in my bed and I assumed that Chocolate went home, but then I took out the trash and saw so much blood and body parts, and Chocolate head looking straight ahead with eyes filled with darkness, then I started to throw up and closed the garbage can fast. After a few hours I went back to the garbage can and attached a a heavy chain to it and threw it into the nearest lake then went back home and thought to myself
“I Did it again, Damn!!”
I punched the wall and rested the rest of the day still thinking about what I had done. All I could do was think about life and be depressed. The next day I went to school and it was a normal day but then while I was in social studies I was called
“Aaron will you please report to the main office immediately.”
I went out and went to the main office and as I walked towards the office I saw a policeman. I got really sweaty and felt light headed but I am not gonna go to jail so I just played it cool. As I went in they asked
“ Hello my name is officer Murfey and you are.”
“My name is Isaiah nice to meet you.”
“Ok I need to ask you some questions”
He asked a few questions then got to the main point.
“Ok Isaiah I was told that a girl named Chocolate came to your house and she never came back during that following weekend, do you know what has happened to her?”
I started to sweat a little, then I said
“Yes she was at my house, but after when she was done helping me she left and I didn’t hear anything from her after that.”
“Ok but do you have any idea where she went.”
I really wanted my suffering to end, so I tried to end it
“I saw her go towards a lake, that’s all I know.”
After I told him that information he let me go and I went back to class.
The day was finally over and as I went towards home I saw something that I thought I never seen again.
I saw Jason, staring at me with dark tearing black eyes and covered in black blood. I got so scared I ran, as i was running I didn’t look in front of me and I ran into officer Murfey, he caught me and asked
“Are you ok?”
“ yeah i’m fine I was just rushing home.”
“Oh ok be safe.”
As i walked off officer murfey called out to me, and i looked back
He held out his hand holding a head and having the same black eyes Jason had, and as I looked at the head I saw chocolate’s head staring at me with the same black teary eyes jason had. My eyes felt like they were disappearing while I was looking at the head, and so I started to run, i ran straight into my house as fast as I can and locked my doors, closed the windows, and hid in the basement. I didn’t really like the basement but it felt like the only place that was safe. It was quiet for a moment but then i started to hear creeks behind me, I looked behind me so fast and saw Jason, and he quickly banged me in the head with a wrench. I instantly fell to the floor. When I woke up i saw all three of them, I started to panic then I looked down and I saw i was standing on the railing of my stairs with a noose attached to my neck, I tried so hard not to panic but it was so hard, as I panicked all three of them talked in unison.
“ I am lucifer, the Demon of Sins and your time has been passed, they rushed to me and pushed me off the railing, I fell straight down and instantly came to a stop, so much blood was dripping from me i felt bruise on my neck and slowly felt my soul leave my body.
One day out of college...
"I need to find a job," said Zed. "Working as an assistant would be fun, but trying to find a job is hard."
"I'm Zola," said Zed.
It's very hard for people to find a job. I have an interview. Yes, I got the job.
First day at my new job....
It seems nice, until I meet my boss.
"My boss is so mean, but I can't say that or I'll get fired. I guess I'll have to work through it."
3 months later...
"I'm sick of this boss bossing Me around." (Lol)
I won't take this anymore. I walk to my boss.
It's the present day and a guy named, Jonesy, met this person in a convention. Jonesy and this person became friends and one day Jonesy said, "Hey dude!"
His friend was immediately offended by his statement and she said, "I'm a girl."
It is 2073. I got kicked out of my house. There is artificial intelligence.
I have a secret, it is a secret that no one can bare, a secret that can make you go crazy, it can never get off your mind no matter what you do unless you Die! This secret is so hard to bare it can cause you Despair! There is no going back into the light for if you do you will still see the night, staring into the Darkness! Of the abyss. My secret will haunt you in your Dreams! remembering everything that has been Done! I have a secret,it's a secret that no one can bare, a secret that can make you go crazy, it can never get off your mind no matter what you do unless you Die! And now I am going to run.
I have a
I have a secret… Nothing to serious… yeah, not to serious… Ok Ok!!!, it’s bad!!!!!
Should I tell anyone? What will they think of me? Should I run away?
No, no, no it’s nothing too serious, I should just calm down… yeah… I'm calm
But what if I go to Jail, or to a mental house, i never want to do that!!!
I have a life to live, i’m still young!!!! What am I supposed to do!!!!
No, they will understand, i mean everyone has their days, right?
What am I thinking!!!! I made up my mind and now I am gonna run.
What it's Like Being the Youngest
I wake up in the middle of the night
By myself wishing that you missed that flight
Remember the days that my homework was hard and you helped me?
Math was the core class and I always suffered with it
Promised me when you came back I'm going to work out more
You always did double shifts and you always opened up the beam for like ten of us
But you can rest and be sure that my mind is right
I remember how sick you left for like 6 months and ten days
You never stuck to see anything change
Remember the days that you gave your phone and made
me plug it in because you were too lazy to do so
People think being the youngest is fun, in fact is not
I was the only one in my family to miss the millennium
How boring is that and whats makes it more sad is that
Your voice keeps getting deeper and deeper
Day by days, and life gets tough and rough like leather
I walk down these streets wondering what may be the weather
When I see this picture, the first thing that comes to my mind is lack of girl power. This is because the photo shows girls doing typical girl things, like how girls are just supposed to be brides or princess. If I could change this photo I would put girls working and doing the same things that boys do. For example, I would include pictures of jobs like construction workers, police officers, and athletes. Also, there is lack of diversity. I think this because all the girls in the picture look the same.
I had a dream one time but my mom woke me up of course.So she left for work and I saw money just lying there on the dresser with a message on my phone. "Here, lunch, love I trust you to spend it wisely”. I will go to the store later. Knowing the results I might spend all this money. I will think about it later. After a few moments of thinking I finally realized what I’ll do with the 100$ my mom gave me.I will go to Dave and Busters after I head to the store later. I will win this toy for my mom, she always wanted it. This will be the big day for here.She will be so happy for me after I win the toy for her. When I arrive at Dave and Buster I will go to win that toy.
Adam used to play sports in school and left because adam didn't like it adam didn't like it because he wasn't the best at playing that sport, and he was getting bullied because of his skills. His parents also told him to leave the team. “Here you suck” Adam just ignored them. Later that day it was lunchtime and there was a team practice, Adam was the first one to be there. The drills began and the coach made Adam get in first. Few months later Adam came back on the team to give it a second try because he usually don't quit on things easily and that he wanted to become better at it this time. Not many people were happy to see him back because of his performance last time that he was here. One kid shouted “get out of here” this time the coach saw that his performance has changed from the last time that he was here.
Adam feels ok because just because of this he won't have to react all upset. Just because of Adams new improvement he has gotten much more better, he had gained his popularity up by a lot. Hes now like the popular kids. His new obstacle is to get scholarship so that when they get to college he won't have to pay a lot of money and his plan is to go to a community college because it's less expensive and a better idea. He thinks that he will get a scholarship from sports because a lot of people have gotten scholarships from playing well and lived their rest of their lives well. As years passed by he was already was in highschool and had a good record by doing good in sports. It was a saturday and there was this important games in which some scouters were in and were looking for new player in their team. The main sport they played was football and by the time that he was in high school he was strong and so a couple of months passed by and Adam received and email from the coach saying that he was accepted into their team and he immediately jumped out of his seat and went to his parents to share the big news and they were proud of him. The next day at school people were staring at him because they found out that he was accepted into that team and was the school's best wide receiver and his popularity has now increased.
Later that day, there was practice and he was subbed in. First someone came in rushing at him and they crashed with each other. Sadly he was hurt badly and later went to the doctor and he said that he couldn't play sports anymore. At that moment Adam broke down because he couldn't play sports anymore. Now that Adam is not playing sports anymore he was playing video games that were based on sports he was playing them because with this time to play video games he can play sports but in a virtual world that you can control with your hands. Adam without sports is a different person because sports made him a better person and without it he now feels isolated. He won't lose his popularity because once a legend stays a legend. Adam unfortunately lost his scholarships because now that he is paralyzed he won't be able to play sports like he liked because he can't move and now has to use a wheelchair. What Adam will be doing next is that he will now choose a different side and become a professional gamer because he has been practicing and became really good gamer.
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