Local man marks weight loss by now seeing his .5 inch penis

Joseph Franklin
4 min readNov 1, 2022

Bret McGomfry was rounding 49. He’d worked at Standard, in Salem, Ohio, his whole life. The chili cheese dogs had chased him down the path to obesity. He had gained 800 pounds. Miraculously, he could still walk, though irregular, and sideways. He’d never seen his penis. He lived alone, wifeless. He started working out — to the dismay of the neighbors below him. The Cold War era apartment complex. He stood in front of the full mirror at night, staring at his visage, declaring his worth. He’d look almost through himself, like he was searching for a…

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Joseph Franklin

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