Synopsis: Etta returns home from a work trip in Vegas with a pile of cash in her purse and needs to explain to her boyfriend how she got it.
This story started as a late-night hypothetical posed to a man I was dating. We were a couple bottles deep discussing gambling tactics and sex fantasies. I told him a story of a man in Vegas offering me $300,000 who said I could either keep it all or put it all on red. …I first wrote this story as a one-act play for a theater company in Los Angeles. As I was writing and fleshing out the script for the stage, the story evolved from fantasy to a more realistic take on what it would look like within the context of a couple, and how the power dynamics and gender weaknesses would come into play in the relationship.