Bloody Mary’s is my favourite bar in the small town where I currently reside. I love it because of all the different characters who frequent the bar, the crazy history of the various, ridiculous owners, and the fact that it inspired me to write literal books about it. Here are my top six favourite short stories inspired by this amazing place.
The Legend of Chico
Betsey investigates the truth behind the mysterious former owner, “Chico,” who was allegedly found dead in a canyon half-eaten by wolves.
Mad Dog’s Associations
Mad Dog, a local figure of historical importance, is questioned by the current owner, Sam, about his associations with various unsavory characters, including Betsey Horton, Writer Extraordinaire.
Betsey speculates that Bloody Mary’s most famous bartender might not actually be human after all.
Betsey re-imagines the epically badass life of the bar’s only female owner as a Hollywood Blockbuster action film.
Place Your Bets
Betsey discovers Sam and the Line of Death (a group of crotchety old men who think they own the place) betting on a baseball game and decides to buy her way in.
Betsey imagines the bartenders as commercial spokesmen for their favourite beers.