"We were supposed to find somebody in the real world and interview them and have a whole relationship with them and write a paper about it. And I made the whole thing up -- I just completely made it up.
"Some itinerant preacher from Spiderback, Montana, is where he was from, and I made the whole thing up, and the last day of class I told her I'd done this..."
And? "She was so cool that she gave me extra points for creativity."
[A self-confessed superstitious white-knuckle flyer, Billy often kissed the planes on which he was flying before take-off, and planned to keep kissing them. ("It's worked for me so far!")]