You can't quite reach it. That goal, that project. You're just out of reach of making that spectacular story, or that painting that will carry your name for years to come. You need a muse. Vi Gold or Lee Marvin will be glad to help. Either of these two ladies will give you that ride on the rocket, that trip to the well that gives you what you need.
But be careful. Too many rides on that rocket, or too many trips to the well, and you could wind up insane. Or dead.
Vi has just seen another friend kill himself, and she has helped him do it. She's at the end of the rope herself when she meets Cal Simon, a normal, helpful man who tries to console her. Putting aside her fears and caution, Vi lets him get close. At last, she has a normal, sane boyfriend. But she won't tell him about what she really is. He wouldn't believe her anyway. And if he did, he would run away. Better to let it be, and deal with that problem later. That problem being that Cal might go insane if she slips up.
Lee Marvin is similar to Vi, but her abilities are far stronger. When they meet one night, they form a bond, as comrades in arms. With Lee. Vi can be who she truly is, and not worry about being judged or doing harm. But Lee's casual way with violence, and the way she talks about normal people are both very disturbing to Vi.
Things are difficult enough, and then Lee kills somebody.