STORY: The Pick-Up Line

One not-so-special day, I was feeling depressed. I decided to get dressed up and go to Bloody Mary’s to make myself feel better. I donned my newly-thrifted Little Black Dress and my sexiest pair of strappy patent leather stilettos. I fixed my hair and did my make-up. As I got... Read More

STORY: The Stranger Across the Bar

It was just another ordinary Saturday Night at Bloody Mary's Bar. I looked around the room to survey the current selection of men. I wasn't expecting anything Big. Suddenly, my eyes landed on a handsome young man sitting on the opposite side of the bar. He was tall with dirty... Read More

STORY: The Frank Zappa Radio Takeover Hour

GREEN RIVER, UTAH After scanning the radio forever, I finally found a radio station featuring a variety of hip hop music. I was pleasantly surprised by the blend of mainstream, underground, and international artists. I'd never heard French rap on the radio anywhere but in France. Yet there I was... Read More

STORY: The Adventures of Betsey and The Grape Ape

GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO The drive across Utah was long and tedious, but I refused to give up until I crossed the border into Colorado. By the time I reached Grand Junction, I was about ready to crash. The next morning, I asked the guy at the front desk if he... Read More

STORY: The Haunted Highway

ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Sometime after midnight, I passed over into the Rosebud Reservation. The Pow Wow music had long since faded into static and the stars the only source of light on the road. Highway 18 spans the southern length of South Dakota and passes through three Indian reservations.... Read More