Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Character Days: Will Hoke from The Money Island

Tell me a little about yourself and the world you live in.

My family is fairly prominent in Dallas. I was born into this wealth and much is expected from me however I am not my father.

We share the same name and I know in his eyes I am a disappointment.

Two years out of college and I still don't know what I want to do. I am young, single and life is good here. With the sports events my friends and I attend, we hit the nightlife and the women, so many in Dallas.

My father controls everything I do. He cost me the love of my life. He didn't approve of her humble beg
innings and now he has threatened to cut of my finances. I need to escape his control. 

Wait, I just had a genius idea!

Lets jump right in, what's your most closely guarded secret?
Anonymously, I run the world's largest lottery from an oil rig at sea.

Tell us about your single most important memory. What was it and how does it affect you now?
Seeing the look in Karina's eyes when I broke things off. It was my biggest mistake.

What type of person are you? Are you a hero or do you shy away from conflict?
I enjoy life and I avoid conflict with my father.

Do you have any hobbies, any special talents?
I have a genius IQ but I am street smart despite the fact that I grew up in affluence.

What sets you out from the crowd? Like your talents, would I be able to spot you if I passed you by?
I'm a leader. People are drawn to me because I try to relate.

What's an ideal day for you?
We are young. We golf and we party.

Do you have any one close? Any friends or family of interest?
I have three friends that are so devoted they joined me in launching the lottery. We are days away from each becoming billionaires.

What about your most prized possession?
The friendships I have.

Back to your story, what initially spurred your actions? Everything had to start somewhere, so where's your beginning?
When my father threatened to withhold my trust funds I realized that I was not a man but still a boy. At 25, I wanted to become y own man and escape his control.

Where do you think your future will lead?
As I sit on this floating oil rig I look out into the sea. I wonder whose boats those are. The Mexican men who approached us before had to be up to something. There is no way that small boat could be out here 200 miles from land on its own. But, that's OK because in a few days we will hit the $5 billion mark and I can leave this rig. The money island can be history if we choose.

Where can we find more about you? and

Author: Troy
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Extra note from the author: I am a former sports agent and lived a pretty adventuresome life.

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