Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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PARTY ANIMAL by Gale Stanley
Roosters 6

Casey Cox is a porn star legend. Life is a never-ending party and there’s always a hot guy or two willing to play. Then Casey meets the one man who isn’t interested and suddenly it’s a challenge he can’t resist.

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I stared at my reflection in the mirror and gave myself an eight out of ten. All those late nights were finally taking a toll. Would I give them up? Hell no! Life was a never-ending party, and the guest list changed every day. I liked it that way. Variety is the spice of life after all.

But right now, I needed to do damage control. I read somewhere that the eyes are the mirror of the soul. If that was true then my soul must be puffy, wrinkled, and bloodshot. It wasn’t a good look. Thank God for eye drops. A few in each eye made my whites pop. I practiced my sultry green stare in the mirror. Not bad, but the bags had to go. I reached for the Preparation H and applied it liberally. My sister swears by the stuff.

I’d showered and shaved at home, but my hair needed a redo. My trademark look is a messy bedhead, black locks flying every which way. I don’t like to disappoint the fans and it’s easy enough to get the look. It’s all about a good haircut and a few styling tricks, like gel.

I stepped back from the mirror to check out my body. No problems there. Six feet, two inches of lean muscle thanks to an exercise routine that keeps me camera ready. No matter how late I go to bed, I wake up early and use the small gym in my apartment building. A good workout always makes me feel better. Today, we’re shooting early, so I did a short routine, just long enough to break a sweat and get my blood pumping. Then it was SSME, and I’m not talking kinky sex. Shower, shave, moisturize, enema. I like to be clean for the close-up shots.

Yeah, I bare it all, but it’s all for the sake of art. I’m not kidding. One of my first jobs when I came to LA was as an artist’s model. At first, because of my strict upbringing, I was uncomfortable posing nude, but eventually I realized that the human body is a beautiful thing. It was a liberating experience.

Today, I’ve convinced myself that filming is an art form. There are thousands, maybe millions of guys out there staring at my naked body. What I do prompts an emotional response and gives them pleasure, just like other art forms. Art is in the eye of the beholder, after all. It’s one hell of an ego trip.

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Gale Stanley grew up in Philadelphia PA. She was the kid who always had her nose in a book, her head in the clouds, and her hands on a pad and pencil.
Some things never change.

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Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost (Not Charlotte) said...

A narcissistic and yet likable protagonist. This was a fun scene to read.
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Lisabet Sarai said...

An interesting glimpse into the mind of your main character. I suspect that he has a lot to learn...

Jana Richards said...

I liked getting a look into this character's personality. I hope you post more about him in the future.

Kathryn R. Blake said...

It's not easy to write a character who is obsessed with his outside appearance, and yet likable, which you've managed to do. I suspect Casey's life lesson will be difficult. Very well done, Gale.

Sadira Stone said...

Nice twist on the usual hero-checks-out-his-reflection scene.

Daryl Devoré said...

Interesting point of view in this scene. Great job.

Dee S Knight and Anne Krist said...

I have to admit, I've never read a book where the protagonist was a porn star. Great concept! And I love that he's intrigued by the one guy who ignores him. ;)

Keta Diablo said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Gale! Well done.

I shared too: https://twitter.com/ketadiablo/status/1293381649682530304

My best, Keta

Savanna Kougar said...

The art's the thing. I like that in a porn star hero. That's not sarcasm, given I feel the same way about art, even if I'm not a porn star. Smiles.