Data of the Dead Assignment: This is a last will and testament blog entry for The Wire character Bodie Broadus ….inspired by the ds106 assignment worth 3 stars
Time: 9:09 p.m.
Will and Testament
Today is my last day too live.. I have been thinking a lot about my brother James and what he may have thought about all that is going on in my life.
Stringer sent me on a mission today….I set up shop around 5th avenue and the usual corner. I put the boys up on what would be going down the usual bag, tag and deal with the local crack heads.
All of a sudden shots pop off and I end up dropping towards the ground. Nearby I had seen a young girl and her baby…damn yo that baby couldn’t have been but 2 years old. I look up to see the front of her white dress covered in blood….and to see her sobbing…it looked like the baby was shot in the head. I think to myself this life is fucked up….I mean it’s all in the game yo right? But some part of me ..it just doesn’t sit well with me.
I saw my brother James killed in cold blood. I remember him lying face down in a pool of his own blood, with bullet holes riddled in of his shirt. I don’t want that to be me.
I have a safety deposit box stashed in Baltimore with my local bank. This online blog entry is to serve as my last will and testament. I have at least $40,000 in this deposit box and I would like my grandmother to have this, I know it sounds crazy but this woman has raised me as her own since I was little…and I know that she would do right by me.
And in all honesty I want to be remembered as a man..not as some drug dealer because to be honest that is not my legacy.