Lacey Barlow knows what she wants. Her own little office in a New York high-rise, pungent of ink and journalistic spirit.
As a daytime gossip columnist, she has the spirit, the knack, and the drive—ask her, and she’d jump at a quid pro quo position in a heartbeat—but none of the stars seem to align for her career. Far less glamorously, she’s been stuck with dead-end jobs that value sensationalism over truth—the bane of her legitimacy as a reporter.
Meanwhile, Mike Malloy moonlights as a DJ at Club Red, one of the friskiest venues in New York’s clubbing scene. The patrons demand vibrant nights and blared surprises—Mike would much rather hunch over his guitar and strum a few melodies.
The two young New Yorkers share a desire—a longing for more than they’ve limited themselves to, or rather, what the world has deemed them capable of.
But with one chance encounter, the paradigms ruling their lives become broken—Lacey and Mike are forced to navigate their repressed passions, and increasingly, their newfound fascination for one another.
A tale of love and hope, Grunge Dreams draws a portrait of dilemmas that are all too common among workers today—and juxtaposes it against the virtues of looking forward, not backwards.