Copyright © 1992 Kazz Falcon
By Kazz Falcon
Kelly Davis and her boyfriend,
Tyler Cole, ordered their food at McDonald’s. Liz Cox and I finished ours on the outside patio. The four of us always spend the Friday nights together
since the beginning of the school year. It’s the thing to do for the Queen’s Court.
be back. I’m throwing away our trash away,” Liz said.
Miss Clean. Give yourself a break for once in your life. Let’s someone else do it. You clean every
day. You must be tire by now,”
“Be my guest.
Here’s the trash for you,” Liz continued, she handed it to me, “I can’t stand dirty places including
the restroom. My God! Living
nasty is beyond me.”
I put both trays
on the next table.
“We can leave
it there. Other people do it. Besides, they have workers. It’s their job to work. Here comes
the breeders with their food,”
Liz is a clean
freak. Her aunt, Patty Shaw, is the world’s biggest pig you want to slaughter. Why eat it? The meat
is not pure and sweet. It looked
good on the outside, but on the inside is a different story to swallow.
Early this year,
I went to her mom’s house. She lived with her god-awful aunt. That house will always be known as her mom’s
house, nobody else’s. Is
that simple or what? It will be that way no matter what other people think. Her sister’s kids, the same
thing applied, know Liz as nanny.
The moment I entered
the house, my stomach turned upside down – very sickening to like at. I really want to leave after 5 minutes. Liz showed me pictures of the house
before I went there, disgusting.
expect a clean house. All the places Patty lived in, very pig style since Liz known her. She let those places
go to hell and never returned to normal.
She’s a crazy pig at that, her best. What living proof that people can be human pig! When her mom passed away in the late 1970’s, Patty was
the same way back than she is now. Her bedroom was a mess, a small lane to her bed, closet full of junk, book and things piled up, clothes were everywhere, much like today
in every room at her mom’s house except
Liz’s room, Patty’s old room from the 1970’s.
The meat is not
pure and sweet. It looked good on the outside…then again; you must see the front yard and the back yard too. The outside is pretty awful, mostly the back.
They have more trees, weeds, and things that Liz called it “Aunt Patty’s Personal Forest.” Most trees shouldn’t grow where are growing by the walls of the shed
and the house. It would destroy the foundation of both places.
best example. A tree is growing closely by the sidewalk, destroying the sidewalk as it get bigger and bigger; no one
has a sidewalk to get where they’re
going to unless they use the street where a car killed them instantly, not knowing they’re there in the first place. Who want to see that? Not me. Same thing applied
to her mom’s house. No questions ask. Now, you know why Liz loves to clean.
Liz is a gorgeous
black lady, the school’s sweetheart for two years running, popular, and has good taste in clothes unlike Aunt Patty, who doesn’t respect her, the way she
is, very clean and takes good care of herself. Liz is the splitting image of her mom, the same qualities. Patty and Liz live in two separate worlds, which suit Liz just fine.
Kelly and Tyler
sat down by us and gave us our chocolate milk shakes; McDonald’s has the best ones ever like their French fries. We were still giggling by my breeder’s
remark. They ate their food.
better stop! Small towns don’t like queers. Remember that one homo who was beaten up by a group of thugs
couple years back,” Liz couldn’t
control her laughter.
We all started
you expected from a queen? This world isn’t that entire straight. I can be straight, straight to the next
man, that is! At least, I’m
not flaunting my gayness. I’ve more class than that, Miss Thing!” I said.
keep a straight face either,” Tyler replied, “The moment you say something funny, you just smirk before you talk.
Bang! We know you’re
help it. I’m too fun and…”
go again. Smirk. A big smile sowed up and there goes the neighborhood,” Kelly munched down on some fries.
is too damn good. I must shake up the prom next Friday. They will see a real queen they’ve never seen before.
Not some Queen Elizabeth,”
right. The prom is coming up soon. I completely forgotten about it,” Tyler ate his last bite of the Big
You better stop! On a serious note, what are we doing for the prom?” Liz burst out laughing.
“I can go
as Princess Dina. Nah, I won’t settle for the second best. They queen is more like it, the queen I am. Tomorrow,
Liz, let’s go to the costume shop.
I want a flamboyant queen outfit to show them what a real queen look like. We can be the royal family of the prom,” I said.
“We are in.
You always want a fun time. That’s what I like you the best. Nothing can get you down. You toss
it away like yesterday’s news.
You’re fun to be with,” Tyler said.
“My way is
more fun. Why be serious about negative thoughts? It’s a waste of time, so useless. Some people don’t
see that way. They’re below
that, way below my feet. I squashed them like bugs. Who wants bugs? I want hugs from my family of friends,” I said.
Miss Thing! We’re running late for the movies,” Tyler said.
“We do that
every Friday, dear. Instead, let’s rents some movies from Blockbuster Videos. I’m tired of doing the
same old thing. Aren’t you,
guys? It gets boring after awhile,” Kelly said.
We need a change. Really, the prom needs a major facelift! Let’s give it to the straight people. Faboo!”
I said excited.
Kelly and Tyler
have been going out over two years. Liz brought them together much to her delight. They make a good couple. Now only if Liz found a man for me. Kelly is
attractive, sweet as honey, nice, gorgeous blond hair and a heart of gold. She sees the beauty in people, which are a challenge to her like when she met Tyler in 1993.
Back then, Tyler
ran with the wrong crowd and gets in all sorts of troubles, mostly with the cops, drinking beer and doing drugs. Kelly figured she could get rid of the so-called
leader by turning into a pussycat. Tyler’s life changed for the better.
around with trash, you won’t be trash any longer,” as Kelly put it. Kelly is the best thing happened to
Tyler, a blessed guy with a heart of
Tyler is a muscular,
blond hair, wiser, and gets high grades in school, which brought forth by Kelly, who know there’s something else in his thick head. She had a brain
to conquer his low self-esteem and bad image, caused by his thoughtless ways. Kelly broke down his wall of stupidity. He believed being stupid was no way to go up in life.
Some students made fun of him; he turned bad and showed them what fear was really about. He’s the most fear man in school, always dressed
in black. He became the ringleader
for the other outcasts. The same people did the same thing to them. He decided to be their protector from those
cheap creeps. They think highly
of themselves, what snobs they are!
I slept late and called Liz on the phone from my bedroom.
Sunshine! How are you doing?” I asked.
Thing, you’re late. Kelly and Tyler are waiting for you at my place. Have you met another man from the sex
club?” Liz kidded, “I warned
you about those boys from the big city. They want a young chicken to tame. They’re roosters looking for hens. Pretty soon, you’re
going to lay eggs. Keep your chicks safe from the wolves, roaming for a good bashing. You better stop!”
I’m a rooster in the making. No one is gonna stop this chick from getting laid. The wolves have nothing
against me, nothing at all. I
will use my spikes and claw their eyes out. All I need is one shot. You know us, queens. We can be vicious,
get down and dirty,” I looked
for something to wear.
stop! You shall be the one for the prom, all glamour and wearing knock out jewels that will send all the ladies to buy the jewels. Their boyfriends pay for
them. Ladies knows good taste when they see it,” Liz said.
right, Miss Thing. All straights looks up to the ladies, waiting to see what fabulous designs we gonna wear next. You
better stop!” I said.
“I want to
talk with Steve,” Tyler whispered.
handing the phone to Prince Andrew. He wants to talk. His duchess, Fergie and I need to do our hair, Miss Thing.
I found my outfit,” I said in the closet.
know you was on the phone. The outfit. I’m going to wear today. The one you guys gave me on my birthday.
It was in the closet,” I
said, changing the clothes in front of the mirror.
You’re still in the closet. Did that man realized he’s straight and stuffed you there last night?
What did you do to him? Not
women enough for him. You can’t recruit men. The military does that. Besides, homos can’t serve
the USA and…” Tyler said
“But we can
serve the soldiers only if they’re horny enough and don’t care as long as we’re in drag. You better
I’m in the front yard alone. I heard some people are having a hissy fit about your plans for the prom. Word
gets around fast in a small town. Just
watch your back, Miss Thing. I really care for you,” Tyler said, a tear rolled down his cheek.
crying? Don’t answer that. I already know. Liz, Kelly and you are my family of friends. We have
a close bond that will never be broken.”
“I just can’t
wait till I finish school. One more year and I’m outta here with Kelly. This small town has nothing going
for it except the prejudice. My
God! I’ve seen enough. I’m sick and tired of that crap.”
telling you. Weho is the place for me. I visited Pink Lady, my gay cousin, in 1994. I fell in love with
that place. It’s truly a gay
city like San Francisco and Key West. All the sexy and gorgeous men I saw, yummy! Tell the girlfriends that I’m
leaving now and meet you…my watch
say 11:36 AM…meet you in 30 minutes. Later, Miss Thing,” I said.
I hung up the phone
and went on my merry way.
Tyler and I became
close friends after I started to go to his high school. The other students treated me badly. They recognized I’m gay; I was the most flamboyant in the whole
school. Tyler, Kelly and Liz took me under his wings. They didn’t want me to fall in the wrong crowd. They told me to stay clear of Keith Mancuso, Liz’s ex boyfriend.
Keith thinks highly of the elite group, the most happening group. We considered them “the fakes.” They don’t know when they see a
real person. They always put them down,
the white trash they are. Liz got tired of Keith’s fakes and left him for good. She’s glad she’s
part of the regular crowd, which didn’t
ruin her popularity among her peers.
between Keith and Liz, she’s real unlike him. Liz sees the attitude of the heart through God’s eyes; all
people are the same no matter who
we are. Love comes from the heart. She loves to see that in people. Liz really loves all types of people and hates people who hate people. Keith
is an unfriendly white guy, the head fake, sharp dressed man and running next to Liz in popularity. He maintained his popular by being the good guy, nice to all in front
of the teachers and students. He’s truly the world’s biggest fake according to us. His popularity means the world o him. He would
do anything to stay there.
I took a short
cut through the alley; not realizing trouble waits in the form of Keith and his half brother, Mick Hart. They jumped
from behind the wooden fence. Keith
pulled me down to the ground.
Don’t try your faggot number at the prom or else,” Keith threatened.
I’m not afraid of you. You’re…” I said.
be deadly afraid. I have a knife in my pocket. Tempt me. I will kill you. No one wants to see your
disgusting face. You’re
not normal. You’re one sick dude,” Keith said.
you doing, Keith? You promised no threats,” Mick said, trying to pull him from me.
You shouldn’t cross me, Mick! I’m determining to get this faggot out of the prom. He’s
causing trouble. Who wants a
faggot there?” Keith continued slapping me, “You can’t go at all. It’s only for normal people,
Steve. This is a fair warning.”
“A fair warning,
my ass! That’s a threat,” I yelled.
Keith slapped me
more on the face. A disgusting Mick grabbed his hair and pulled him up. I crawled to the wall, crying.
you doing? You’re letting him go,” Keith yelled at Mick.
He went after me
and showed me his knife.
“Oh my God!
Please don’t cut me,” I pleaded.
out of control, Keith. You scared him enough,” Mick said.
“I want more
than that. I want him dead. That faggot! He deserved the same pain I gave to the other faggot couple years
back. He’s sick. He’s
a sick puppy.”
that knife! I don’t trust you. I mean now!” Mick held out his hand.
I? I don’t trust that faggot! He may convert us. I thought you was with me on this one.”
I don’t like violence of any kind. Gay bashing is one of them. I don’t…”
your brother. He have a good heart,” I said.
Keith slapped me again, “He isn’t our brother in God’s eyes. God don’t like faggots either.”
I saw Tyler, Kelly
and Liz turned around to the alley, running and screaming. Mick lifted me up. Keith ducked me. I fell down.
Let’s leave!” Keith ran away.
hell away from him, Mick!” Tyler protected me.
or we’re calling the police,” Kelly warned him.
do what we say. We aren’t playing,” Liz continued, Mick walked away, “Steve, are you okay? You’re
bleeding from your head.”
head is hurting. I got a headache. Kelly, I need a smoke. I really need one.”
Kelly handed me
a Marlboro Lights 100’s. I lit it and smoke.
“Liz, I know!
I shouldn’t smoke when I’m in pain. You know me better than anybody else. I do things I shouldn’t
do,” I laughed.
were waiting in the alley. Keith jumped me and threatened to kill me. He doesn’t want to see me at the prom.
Mick did his best to protect me,”
didn’t!” Liz said.
I had a feeling he’s gay. He kept on looking at me different.”
“Are you sure?
Are you absolutely sure? We can’t trust anyone in this small town. Maybe, it was something in the
air,” Tyler said.
Liz replied, “I saw him one coming out of the same sex club Steve goes to. I wouldn’t be surprise they had
sex and didn’t know about it.
They have dark rooms.”
didn’t. You better stop!” I said.
think of it. When I dated Keith, God forbid, Mick has never gone out with girls. He told me it isn’t his
thing, waiting for the right one
to come along. He could be the one. Hint, hint, Liz said.
“I see. He’s
a closet case. They don’t want to be gay bash and stay in the closet. Simple as that,” Kelly said.
you guys. We’re talking about Keith’s brother. They’re too alike. Mick’s gay. I
don’t see that. They came from the same mold,” Tyler said.
hateful toward me. Keith was. He’s a homophobia. I found out Keith is the one who beat the gay guy
couple years back. He let it slip.
Some hatred speak louder than words,” I said.
realize Mick is gay, Tyler. Homophobia is a pretty strong word to use on Keith. How did he get that way?”
I’m glad it’s over,” Tyler answered.
over not by a long shot. I’m still going to the prom as the queen. The queen I am,” I said.
that stupid,” Kelly said.
a dream and nobody is going to stop me. That damn fool really got me motivated which today’s beating is the best
thing happened to me. I’m
damn serious about the prom,” I said angrily.
Steve. You must really think about it. Is it worth the trouble? Same thing could happen at the prom. It
could happen,” Kelly said.
happen. I promised you that. If things go my way, I gain a lot in a small town. Gays are worthy to live
anywhere they please. No more
hiding. We can’t live in fear,” I said.
I will walk away like a queen. A queen I am. You must realize I don’t have a problem with my gayness. They
do, those motherfuckers. I really
don’t care. They’re so negative. I won’t be a part of it. I don’t care about what
other people think. That’s their
problem,” I said.
from a queen. Let’s give her a hand,” Liz said.
and joined for a group hug.
“What a day
I’m having. Wait till this Friday. It will be my night, man. I can’t wait and see what happen.
I’m going to have lots of
fun,” I said excited.
stop!” Tyler said.
“I live for
fun. Don’t forget that, Miss Thing,” I said.
a fun loving guy. You strive on fun,” Kelly said.
shop, darling! My queen outfit awaits me. I always say ‘Be a queen, dress like a queen for special occasions.’
This queen can’t be stop,”
stop!” Liz said.
I’m putting make up on for tonight’s drag show at Club Q, a popular dance club. My outfit was on my bed,
waiting in it’s beauty. A
long pink silk dress covered with ruby from top to bottom. Flashy in it own right. My cousin, Pink Lady, gave it to me on his last visit two years ago. Everyone
knows him by that name. He loves pink, his favorite color. He has pink hair, pink nails, and pink everything. He looks absolutely fabulous in pink.
The radio blasted
away with house music. I was singing along, as I get ready in the bathroom. A noise came from the living room.
in the restroom. Come in,” I yelled.
Kelly. It’s Mick.”
I saw him through
the mirror and invited him in. Mick turned down the radio.
on the door a couple of times. The radio was too high. I can’t stay long.”
brought you by?”
“I ole you
a apology for Keith’s actions and mine too. Things got out of hand. It wasn’t my own doing.
Thing. Keith must say he’s sorry which I doubt it. You were there for me. He really hates me for who
I put the finish touches
on my face.
hate you. I never did. The moment you entered my life. I wanted to come out to my family.”
you haven’t? Lipstick time.”
not that easy. I’m more concerned about my safety. I can’t risk my life in this small town. There’s
too much prejudice,” Mick said.
The makeup look Faboo! Oh, my song, DJ Girl by Katilina. Please turn it up. This song is about a girl
who wants to go in a club. The
bouncer won’t let her cut in line. Listen to it, damn funny!”
Mick turned it
up. I performed DJ Girl.
face. Jesus, she’s desperate,” Mick laughed.
you go home, you little groupie. You are wasting my time. The bouncer is too tough for her. She can’t
get pass him, no chance at all.”
that song perfect. The moves and the way you sang, fabulous, absolutely fabulous. I can’t get over you.”
you, darling!” I smiled.
distance himself from me. I moved closer and passionately kissed him on the lips. Kelly was in the doorway, clapping.
so glad you’re here. Where are Liz and Tyler?” I asked.
Kelly and I kissed
working late. Liz will pick him up and meet us there. You two are something else, Miss Thing.”
We went to my room.
looks furious! Help me, Kelly.”
for my queen. Get the panty hose from my purse, Mick. It’s on the living room couch.”
Mick handed it
darling,” I said.
I became undressed
and put on the hose.
a naked man before, have you?” Kelly asked.
It isn’t anything new. How long you were standing there?” Mick sat down on the bed.
Why ruin your special moment? It gave me chills. The most magnificent thing ever happens to him. Don’t
you agree, Steve?”
“I was in
heaven. He’s a great kisser. I need to do my lipstick again,” I blushed.
I would do it again,” I continued, “I’ll be back. Bra time.”
I went to the bathroom
with the dress, blasting the radio. Kelly shut the door behind me.
know you’re here?”
kidding? He will kill me. I would rather have Steve all to myself. Keith would ruined it for us.”
us tonight. You will have a ball. Steve will appreciate it. This could be your first date!” Kelly
“I need to
call Keith. Is that fine by you?”
I busted my CB,” I yelled through the door.
CB?” Mick sounded curious.
Steve put water in a condom for a boob. One time, Steve put one in her bra. It hit a rough spot. The
water splashed all over his chess and
legs,” Kelly laughed.
I opened the door.
need another condom. Get some from your purse.”
Mick is going to use the phone to call Keith. It’s right there, Mick, on the night table,” Kelly said.
Kelly. I don’t want to be late. I’m on first,” I said.
Mick dialed the
phone number. The answer machine came on.
is Mick. I will be home late. I’m going to the midnight movie with friends. Later,” Mick hung
up the phone. He stretched out
on my bed.
“You do want
him badly,” Kelly kidded. She went in the bathroom.
me do it. I have lots of practice,” Kelly said.
I touched her boobs. “Yours are real, Miss Thing. Yours don’t fall down at all. Mine can slip
anywhere anytime. I need
to be careful. You better stop!”
go. Nice and firm like mine. You better stop. Learn from a real woman,” Kelly laughed.
are too much,” Mick said.
you expect, Mick? Woman are too damn much,” I said.
stop,” Mick said.
Kelly and I came
to the bedroom.
“How do I
look? Madonna in drag!” I posed.
more you turned into a woman, the more you looked like one. That blond wig is too hot.”
what I want. I’m too hot to handle. You may get burn,” I said.
see. I love fires that I can touch,” Mick said.
Mmm. Sounds tasteful. Let’s leave, girlfriends,” I said.
to the valet parking. I will pay for it,” Mick said.
Kelly drove to
and Steve! Who’s this handsome thing?” Danny asked.
We got out the
corvette. Kelly handed him the keys.
Mick, new love for Steve’s life,” Kelly said.
Mick put out his
Miss Thing. Gays doesn’t shake hands. We kiss and hug. Please give me both,” Danny said.
baby,” Mick said.
They kissed and
like it,” Danny said.
Mick got out his
wallet from his back pocket. He gave him change back.
place, Kelly,” Danny said.
Danny got in the
driver’s seat. We walked to the front door.
“Cut in line?
We can do that?” Mick asked.
here. We can,” I said.
sir. The DJ is waiting for me,” a lady said.
Queenie, the door
person, completely annoyed her.
it every time. She gets on my last gay nerve,” Queenie said.
stop! You aren’t the DJ girl. I am,” Mick yelled.
I burst out laughing,
the DJ Girl song. We walked in.
believe I did that. It came out of the blue,” Mick whispered.
“It was hilarious,
man! We need more outspoken queens,” Kelly said.
“Club Q has
a big dance floor. House music, of course. Four beer counters, three on the first floor, one on the second, one
outside on the patio and one in the
flower room. That makes six. The patio has a water fountain, angel squirt water out her mouth. Did I leave anything out, Kelly?” I asked.
“Club Q staged
the best drag queens from around the world. In Steve’s case, performers,” Kelly answered.
all the same. Some drag queens I wouldn’t go out with. They’re too bitchy and has lots of makeup,”
because some doesn’t have the Faboo artist. I bring he inner beauty out on the face. They look too damn
fabulous,” I continued, “Your
first remark, they’re all the same, is way out there in deep space. You really don’t believe that, do you?”
I want out is something I won’t even consider of doing again. They’re such a drag, always bitching and drinking.
They can’t even stay
afloat while performing on stage, too damn drunk. I’m surprise they can remember the songs and the steps,”
We walked up to
the flower room.
pretty loud in here. We need to talk out loud,” Kelly said. She knows it’s going as planned.
Kelly opened the
door. We walked to our reserved table.
going to get our drinks, darlings,” Kelly said.
a Bud Light,” Mick said.
Light coming up and two cocktails,” Kelly said.
What queens you like?” I asked.
We love to gossip,” Mick laughed.
I have one for you. See that drag queen performing. She’s a drag if you know what I mean. No
one will ever tip her. At first,
we would. Now nobody cares. She does a lousy job. Her sugar daddy went up through her nose to her head.”
The sugar daddy cut it off and had it for lunch,” Mick laughed.
stop! All she cares is about his money,” I said.
he’s seeing someone on the side for crystal,” Mick said.
it. That tall black man in the bar back there, the bartender is seeing them both at the same time. What a sorry
ass threesome. She wants
money from him. She wants crystal from him. He wants sex from her. Get what I mean? The bartender pleases her sexual desires for her money to
buy the crystal for the sugar daddy who couldn’t please her in her. My God!” I said.
took so long. I couldn’t move back there. It’s crowded like hell,” Kelly continued as someone
got her attention to come back,
“Damn it! I forgot my cigs. I’ll be back shortly.”
“I have some,
Kelly. Do you want one?” Mick asked.
a while. It’s something to do in the clubs. Smoking takes up time,” Mick asked.
“Nah, I left
some money in the box,” Kelly lied. She took her cocktail with her.
I drank and smiled.
us. We’re both unique in our own special ways,” Mick drank.
put it any better. I just realize something. I’m on first, not that drag. What a drag she is. Miss
Thing, I supposed to be on first. Take
your ass of the stage,” I said.
you! You interrupted my performance, you tramp! You think you’re too good. I’ll show you,”
Beehive said, mean spirited.
nothing down there, sweetheart. Some fatso ate it for lunch,” I said with the hand.
Cat fight!” someone yelled.
The music stopped
playing. Beehive recognized Mick from somewhere.
don’t. He’s mine. Why don’t you go back to your beehive, Miss Thing? You stung a lot of
people. You keep on stinging people.
Beehive, that name fits you perfectly,” I said.
stop, don’t you? You and your lowlife cousin both make me sick. Gag me with a spoon.” Beehive
scorned, threw beer in Mick’s
Enough is enough. Go back to your dressing room, Beehive. Come here, Flaming Queen. I want to talk,”
The Goddess said in the microphone.
so fed up with you, bubble butt. You’re always on that faggot’s side. Him and her faggot cousin. The
people are here to see me, not them,”
Beehive stormed off to down stairs.
She lost her mind. She really did. Believe me. She did,” I shouted, heading to the Goddess,
“What prompt her to dish my cousin?
He isn’t ever here. It has been over two years. She’s still carrying that attitude toward him.
Since he left, toward me. My cousin
didn’t upstage her for the movie producer’s talent scout. She fell miserably. She was bad at that.
She left a bad taste in everyone’s
please. Stop talking up a storm, honey. The black cloud left the building. You got to admit. She was
one of the best till the money controls
her. She doesn’t care. She left the money get in the way,” The Goddess said.
can’t handle losing good. She starts trouble with me whenever she gets a chance. She sees my cousin in me
for some odd reason,” I said.
the talent scout was her big break in show business. It was taken away by Pink Lady. I still remember that night. Her sugar daddy was with her. The
same old fart she has now. He promised she was a shoo-in for the glory and money. She has too much pride. She drank till she was loaded and fucked up big time. She accused
Pink Lady of spiking her drink.”
“I say! She
couldn’t have the fame. She turned to the sugar daddy for a high-class life. She rubbed it in our faces.
Diamonds. Pearls. Rubies.
Fancy clothes. She and that lowlife Keith is a perfect match made in hell.”
from school. I tell you more lately. Mick, the guy I am with, is his half brother,” I gloated.
girl! Sleeping with the enemy’s brother. Guts, you have guts, girl! It’s back to Showtime. Head
back to your man before I steal him.
I can do wonders!” The Goddess said.
You can’t go on tonight. Some pushy queen from out of town arrived and wants to take your place. I
told her flat out that you’re
the star attraction. She insisted you’re far below that and not worthy of being the star.”
of her! She better think twice. No, ma’am!”
She can be too pushy. She wants things her way or else. She’s one crafty queen.”
she comes out. I’m going to read her like the trash she is. I bet she smells too. What a skunk!”
The Goddess introduced
the next drag queen singing The Crying Game. I sat back down at my table, smoking.
on fire, Miss Thing,” Tyler said.
glad you made it. Then again, it’s a waste of time. I’m not on tonight. For what? A pushy
queen took my place. The nerve
of her. Every Wednesday night is my night to shine bright and have fun doing my thing. No ma’am.”
I said frustrated.
clutch your pearls. Maybe, she had a good excuse,” Liz said.
“A good excuse,
my ass! She stole my spotlight, that tamp,” I said.
cocktail. A nice guy gave it to you. You’re sounding like Beehive. Do we need another Beehive? I
think not. You’re better
than that,” Tyler said.
Thing. You’re reliving the past. This time, you’re acting the same way Beehive did. Don’t
put up with it and live in the present.
Who knows what the future holds?” Kelly said.
“I will put
the past behind me. My past life,” I said.
what’s best for him, Mick. Some things clouded his mind. We need to bring him down before lightning strike,”
want that. He will go on for hours about a certain thing. The next thing we know, he’s blasting off to the
moon,” Tyler said.
sop! I wouldn’t go that far. It’s way beyond me. I would rather buy the Mars candy bar. It’s
the closest way I ever get to space.
OK!” I said.
Thing. You better stop!” Liz said.
Beehive thinks she got the best of me. You know what. I don’t give a damn. Sting me once, forgiveness.
Sting me twice, going to drag
them out and pulp them into a bloody queen. Why let her revenge with that outsider trash my night? It isn’t over till the queen recaptures her castle
from the hoodlums. My people will back me up. We can’t be stop!” I said
a true queen. Long live the queen,” Mick toasted.
Lust Fantasy singing 'Who’s The Hell Are You Anyway?' Lust, get your money on the stage before I snatch it up.
I’m one hungry bitch,”
The Goddess said.
“What a pig!
She would eat anything alive,” someone yelled.
someone tastes you, they turned up dead from the looks of things. Your gun shoots pebbles. I shoot cannons, cannons that taste better than yours. One squirt,
their mouths are left dry. They truly get a load of fun from the Goddess,” she said.
be so vicious. I love her to death,” I said.
she can throw her weight around,” Kelly said.
you have been waiting for has finally arrived. Look at Miss Thing. She’s bent out of shape. Did my
weight crush you? Oh well. Life
goes on,” The Goddess continued, the crowd roared, “you have been craving for her return to the flower room at Club Q. One fine dame can dig it up and
dish it out lie the one we love and cherish, Flaming Queen. She proudly presents the Pink Lady.”
The curtains flew
open. Pink Lady stood there in all her glory. Facing the audience, one hand on her hip, the other one above the corner of her head in the beautiful pink dress
she designed herself. Her trademark song, Am I For Real, came loud and clear as she sing graceful, as she never did that way before. She really sang. Her voice
improved over the two years she was gone in Weho. My face glowed bright as the sun.
believe my eyes. Pink Lady, the guy I most admired, is back in town after a long absence. Why didn’t you
tell me she was back, Liz? Kelly
and you stay in contact with her too. I still can’t believe it. I really can’t,” I said surprised.
surprises, Miss Thing. She’s the one who gave your last cocktail. Hint, hint,” Liz said.
for real. No doubt about it.” Tyler said.
“Now, I remembered
her. I saw her picture on the restroom’s mirror. Her makeup is gay beautiful,” Mick said.
I looked confused.
beautiful. A new term that hasn’t caught on by the gay world. Only gays can make it so beautiful,”
“I like the
sound of that. Gay beautiful,” Liz said.
ended her powerful performance. The crowd gave her a standing ovation, cheering quite loudly before. Tips sprung
up from everywhere and anywhere I imagined.
Of course, Tyler from his usual place, he put money from his zipper. Kelly goes wild over his gay image. He’s one of few straight people at the Club Q.
our first show. The next one is in 30 minutes,” the Goddess walked up to us, “She can’t be stop. Look
at the crowd, raving. A surefire
gay thing we have in our hands. The next RuPaul.”
from the best. You took her under your wings and showed her what to do. I’m proud of you too. Together,
hand in hand since the very beginning,”
go anywhere, folks. The party isn’t over,” The Pink Lady grabbed the mike, “Bring out the cake and
A pink flower cake
rolled on the table by the drag queens.
this is dedicated to me,” The Goddess said.
what does it says?” Pink Lady said.
“One of the
true Goddess I’m grateful of having in my life. I’m speechless.”
me as no one ever did before. I’m the person you made me. You did a lot in my life. You basically
raised me into a bright young girl toward
the same dream we shared together. I have the same dream you had twenty-five years ago. A talent starlet beaten all odds and overcame the prejudice in spike of being gay,” Pink
the car crash wrecked my dreams. I ended up walking with a limp. This cane helps me big time. You taught
me an important thing; ‘Something
happened to a dream, live it through someone else with the same dream.’ You became that person, living our dream. I’ve never
cried in a club before. Thanks for everything,” The Goddess spoken softly.
you. You meant the world to me,” Pink Lady continued, “God brought us together to live our dream. He
works in strange ways.”
The Goddess said.
The Goddess held
Pink Lady tight in a hug.
gay beautiful. Hint, hint,” Mick whispered to me.
“So the honors.
She’s your cousin and I’m The Goddess. We are too emotional,” The Goddess said.
then. I have her later,” I said, cutting the first piece.
Liz grabbed it
and handed it to The Goddess. She was still in joyful tears.
give her the check,” Pink Lady said.
Kelly opened her
purse up and gave The Goddess the check. She glazed at it.
I’m going to pass out.”
Mick slide a chair
to her, The Goddess sat down nice and comfortably.
Christ! A $60,000 check. Darling, this is too much, too damn much. You can’t afford this. I’m
sorry I can’t take it.”
She handed it to
Pink Lady. She refused and showed us a movie contract.
is a three picture deal with Paramount Pictures, worth of $5 million a picture. I’m in my first starring role.
The film starts next month in
Hollywood. The Flaming Queen would be the make up artist. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
I asked in shock.
You have one more year of school. You can enroll at Hollywood High for 12th grade. Don’t miss an opportunity;
always take chances. You have
What about my friends?” I asked.
the same way two years ago. Take chances. We would always be here for you. This is your home away from home,”
The Goddess said.
I looked at my
friends, old and new.
sad and scared. I need to think about it. It’s so soon, so suddenly.”
sweet ass time. Here, Goddess, I have more on the way. You can pay off your mortgage. The house is all yours.”
I have my own house, my very own house,” The Goddess gasped.
it all. You have been good to my cousin and me. We love you dearly,” Pink Lady said.
do! We are blessed for having you in our lives,” I kissed her on the cheek.
stop!” The Goddess said.
We turned down
my street, followed by Kelly and Tyler, supposedly.
car,” Tyler commanded, “Something is fishy. I think I saw Keith drove down this alley.”
The car backed
up, Kelly parked in the alley. They both looked out the back window.
told you. Keith is speeding too fast that way. Steve lived behind this alley.”
“Oh no! A
horrible thought crossed my mind,” Kelly said.
waiting. Please tell me,” Tyler wondered.
Keith was waiting to stab Steve. He was tired of waiting and life. Nah. I don’t think he is capable
of doing that kind of harm.”
He is capable. Last Saturday morning says a lot for Steve and all gays out there. He almost kills him. Steve
would never lie about things like that.”
gay guy from couple years ago. This is making me nervous, sweetheart. You better drive. I don’t like
the things I’m hearing,”
They flip flopped.
Tyler zoomed off to the alley’s parking lot. They jumped out of the car.
does Steve live? I’ve never went this way before,” Tyler said.
way from the street. Three doors upstairs on the third floor on the right side. Take the stairs. The elevator
is sometimes slow,” Kelly said.
fit it yet. It have been over two weeks,” Tyler responded.
They rushed up
the three flights. They heard some fighting in my place. A lamp flew out of the door and splashed into the pool.
We might be too late,” Kelly sighed, out of breath.
possible. We saw Keith left,” Tyler said.
He grabbed Kelly’s
go again,” Kelly said.
They ran into my
place. Kelly scampered through the door right behind Tyler. They’re out of breath.
Hold it” Tyler panted.
responsible for this. I didn’t plain of destroying your place,” Mick yelled.
You went along with it. I thought you care for me. Bullshit! I should have press charges against Keith
and you, motherfuckers! God, what
was I thinking about? I’m stupid for listening to my heart. Either way, I get burn. It was the cock
or the heart. What a fool I am!”
you say that? I do care for you,” Mick said.
give me that crap! All lies! Lies, lies, and more lies. You’re the biggest liar we know. I want
you out of this place and out of our
lives. You’re nothing but white trash.”
luv! Give me another chance,” Mick pleaded.
is to leave. That’s all you going to get!”
Mick stood there,
pondering of what to do next. I cried on my bed, being comfort by Kelly and Pink Lady. Liz and Tyler whispered among themselves in each other’s
to them? They were falling in love,” Tyler said.
“As you can’t
see, somebody broken in and…” Liz said.
“As you haven’t
notice, Keith drove fast down the alley. Hint, hint. Mick is the blame for this. Steve is hurting badly,
crushed my love,” Tyler said.
“As you haven’t
hear, Keith would do anything to stop him. We learned tonight that Keith’s dad left his mom for another man at
the age of seven, leaving his mom raised
him alone till she met Tony Hart and his only son Mick two years later. They had another baby together,” Liz said.
“As you haven’t
learn, we know why Keith is homophobia. He believed the homos destroyed his parents’ happy marriage. Yeah, right! Tony was never fully happy with
a woman. He wanted to be himself and live a happily gay life,” Tyler said.
toward the alley,” Liz said.
Liz. Whose blue car in the alley? The tires are off. Somebody stole them.”
be back, guys. I think it belong to Mick,” Liz said.
It sounds interesting.”
We saw Mick crying
by the swimming pool.
be right down,” Liz yelled.
Liz pushed the
you doing? It’s too damn slow.”
“As you haven’t
learn, going down is faster than going up. What must go up, must come down,” Liz laughed.
“As you can’t
feel, this is no t a laughing moment. Two guys are hurting.”
“As you can’t
see, having a sense of humor is a great way to laugh our problems away and have a good time solving the problem.”
madam. It has a wonderful Melrose Place feel. As you walk out, the swimming pool is on the right. Mike used
to live right there with his ex wife,
Jane. I think Billy and Allison are still bedding together in one of the apartments. Amanda left her spare keys in Billy’s place. He hasn’t
returns the keys. Strange bedfellows I might say! Kimberly tried to bomb this place up in smoke. Other people were living with her at that time. Control freaks! Shhh!
We had another loony bin, Sydney, Jane’s tramp sister. Never bring a man home; Syd would snatch him up unless he’s gay which brings us to
Matt’s many sexless lovers, Mick. How’s
Matt?” Tyler said.
no sex life whatsoever. Problems always creep up,” Mick said.
you be straight with him? Matt is an honest open loving person. He just want to be gay, the way he is. He
really needs a man at his side during
this rough time. It would bring you two closer,” Tyler said.
that simple. Matt is dealing with my homophobia half brother.”
or no brother. Steve, oops, I mean, Matt deserved to be in love and show affections toward the same sex wherever he
is including the FOX network. You’re
allowed to do the same thing, as straights are privilege. No one would harm you. We’re there for you,” Liz said.
suspicious of me. He double dared me to get even for what Matt want to do. I covered up my gayness for my sake.
I just can’t be gay, I just
do it for yourself. You would be happier in the long run. Prove it to yourself. If you really like Matt,
do it for the both of you. Prove
your feelings to Matt by showing them out in the open. The only request we want from you,” Liz said.
want other men. He’s the one. I felt it in my heart. I really do like him. I can’t stop
feeling this way,” Mick said.
still interest to move to Melrose Place? To this day, we don’t have a fag hag in this place,” Tyler laughed.
Melrose Place needs a lively fag hag to bring the ratings up. I can be Matt’s roommate. Nobody can
stop Matt from having sex on FOX
as long as I’m around,” Liz said.
stop!” I shouted from the third floor, “Is this Melrose Place or what? This place gets campier by each week.
The campier it is, the funnier
it is. Wait till Hollywood get a hold of me. Nobody will stop me from doing my own thing.”
he’s moving to Hollywood. The walk of fame has a flamboyant star in the making, the Flaming Queen and his soon
to be costar, Marvelous Micky,”
Pink Lady clapped.
inviting me, Steve!” Mick said.
isn’t yours either. It never is. It never would be. Why follow by their stupid rules? Hollywood
has a place for all types of people.
We are more welcome there than here. This isn’t ‘To Wong Fu, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar’
either. Our happiness is way out
there, not some bigot dump. I’m living for me. The whole country would bow down to the queen, the queen I am.” I gay proudly said.
pinched me, Miss Thing,” I yawned.
“As you haven’t
notice, I felt someone is reading us. Not one, millions of people,” Mick said.
over my head. Explain yourself,” I commanded.
Sequence,” Mick laughed.
Where do you get those bizarre statements?” Liz asked.
guys! Mick is dreaming we’re in Dallas. So, honey. Who are we this time? JR, Bobby, Sue Ellen,
Pam, Cliff or others?” I asked.
This is for real. Reality check time,” Mick said.
rather be in Melrose Place. They aren’t living in a dream. ‘Hi, honey!’ Pam dreamed the
entire season. Part of it went over
to the next season. Jack Ewing’s scheming ex, April, showed up for the Ewing Oil pie,” Liz said.
stop!” Mick said.
right. Married…With Children. Al played a detective solving a mystery. As it turned out, Peg and Marcy
weren’t pregnant. His nightmare
came to an end. It can only happen to him. He has the worse luck on this side,” Kelly said.
This side? Someone is reading us. They’re way out there on the other side. We can’t see
them. They can feel us, touch
us and even read us,” Mick said.
“Am I For
Real?” Pink Lady showed concerned, “All this time I thought I’m not a fake. A real person people can
relate to. My God! What
have you done? Why me? I have feelings you know. It isn’t the same!”
Pink Lady sobbed. Liz
hugged him. Everyone panics!
Where did we come from?” Kelly screamed.
be happening! Who gave me life? I can’t be like this. I’m the biggest fake there is in their
lives. I won’t take it lying down.
We must stand tall and be the person the creator made us,” Tyler cried.
What a God-awful thing he did! He’s a rotten fagget. He’s a low down slimy no-good person. What
does he think we made from? A
damn story on some paper. Read this, motherfucker!” Pink Lady yelled, using the middle finger.
do that! Please put it down. The creator can make it a living hell for you and for us. I really don’t
want that. He gave you a
life and can take it away from you. Bill Cosby say it better. We must be careful of what we say, think and do.
It’s his unspoken law. Break
it, we would be in deep shit.” Mick warned us.
my Hollywood career. I worked my gay ass off. It took me a long time to get where I’m at today. Here
today, gone tomorrow. Life
isn’t fucking fair,” Pink Lady sobbed.
he kill us? He wouldn’t have to bother with us any longer,” I said.
check time, Steve! I felt we’re part of his life,” Mick said.
Don’t play games with us,” I said.
gave us life. His life to share with the world through us,” Mick explained.
Miss Thing! He isn’t God. Never is, never would be,” Liz said.
I don’t mean
that way. He wants to share with the world through us. Same thing happened to us happened to him in the real world. For instance, Steve’s smirk is
part of the creator’s life like the alley episode. Every single one of us is a part of him,” Mick said.
“I see it
now. It does make sense. The creator put his life in other people to know him better. What a concept,”
Am I For Real?” Pink Lady said, joyful tears.
believe it, Miss Thing!” Mick said.
I can continue making movies, living in Hollywood Hills and be the queen I am. Thank you, Creator. You’re
a wonderful flamboyant homo,”
Pink Lady said.
we doing here? It’s time for the prom,” I said.
“It can wait.
Time is on our side,” Mick said.
Everyone said together.
isn’t done with this part,” Mick said.
people are tired of reading us. This thing has been going on for too damn long. Give them a break,” Liz
to the gay delicate sequence,” Mick said.
the deal with that? It sounds like a bad movie. We can’t be all that bad,” Tyler said.
“As you haven’t
notice, we haven’t has wild love making. We kissed and no sex yet. Are we really making inroads in Hollywood or what?” Mick asked.
You made a good point. Why are we waiting for? What gives, creator? We suffered enough and went through
the drama phases you put us in,”
Matt Fielding. Do we need another Matt? Roseanne should take over the prom. She doesn’t hold anything
back for the gay world. She’s
a true gay icon to look up to. Her TV show is gay popular. Gays and lesbians lived in Lanford. She even
kissed a woman at a lesbian bar,”
Kelly reminded us.
broke new ground in the late 1980’s. Two gay men lay in bed together. Roseanne went even further in the
gay 1990’s,” Liz said.
stand alone, a crowd of it’s own. I thought living in the gay 90’s would be easy. It seems like we
are traveling back in time. The
gay delicate sequence thing,” Mick said.
driving us crazy. You haven’t told us yet,” Pink Lady said.
Sequence is a term for Hollywood. It’s Hollywood showing gays can’t be affection and loving toward the same
sex on TV and in the movies while
maintaining sexless lives such as Matt Fielding on Melrose Place. In other words, it isn’t happening for the longest time between the same sex,” Mick said.
has some nerve. He pulled the same sex kiss from the cliffhanger couple years back. All Hollywood cares about is money, anyway they can get it. They
would make it happen to bring in the big bucks. Aaron and the rest of them are homophobia,” I said.
words you use, Steve. That’s your belief. People must let it be. No troubles coming up at all,”
Hollywood get a hold on me. They haven’t sees anything yet. I would have the gay staying power. Nobody
could run me out of town,” I promised.
stop! You better stop!” Kelly said.
of speech, Miss Thing. Okay!” I said.
gay delicate sequence means some things isn’t happening for us anywhere. Gays are too fragile to be notice, simple as that. It always stop before it gets
too deep,” Mick said.
is living proof. He was sexless after all those years on Melrose Place. Take me now, Mick. I can’t
hold it any longer. What are we
waiting for?” I asked.
The prom started without us. See how you are,” Mick said.
stop! First kiss me passionate then we’re off to the prom,” I said, holding his arm.
nothing, Miss Thing. Close your eyes,” Mick said.
The creator put
us in the front of the school building without explanatory before we get the chance to kiss passionate on each other’s lips. Déjà vu. The gay
delicate sequence thing ruined our most perfect time. We wondered how we got there. No one have the time to find out. The prom was the only thing on our mind.
we waiting for? Let’s do it. It’s my night to shine bright as the queen, the queen I am. I have
a dream. Through those doors lays
my dream,” I said.
We walked up the
steps. The doors flew open.
what’s wrong?” I asked.
Your gay beautiful brought me back to the first time I was at your place. Right before my very eyes, a real woman
stand before me in the most flamboyant
queen outfit Pink Lady designed. You’re an amazing queen I ever met,” Mick said.
you, the most loyal kind and our sizzling sisters of the Queen’s Court. Everyone is glamorous in their outfits,”
going to let them to have it tonight. The fairy dust is going to work overtime. We’re in the life, are they?
I think not,” Liz said.
as ready as you are. Where’s the creator when we need him?” Mick walked up the steps.
us in our hearts to do the thing he haven’t done before,” I responded.
he turned out to be. No ma’am,” Liz laughed.
The prom listened
to house music in the gym. Keith bragged how he ran me out of town to his friends. Mick walked in alone.
I would trust Steve alone at his place. He made a past at me. He couldn’t control his sickness. Man,
I decked him one in the mouth. I
drove away fast in the alley. I gave thanks to God for nothing giving me his illness. I haven’t seen him
since. Right, bro,” Keith
fitly arms off of me,” Mick whispered.
you during this mess? We haven’t seen you this past two days. Welcome back,” Max Brown said.
too damn shady. Why should I talk to you? You might be his best friend, buy you’re no friend of mine!”
Mick continued, “I’m fed
up with the both of you. Lies, lies and more lies! You tell me. Where was you during the mess?”
movies with friends in town,” Max lied.
me to believe that lie. Please! What a sorry ass excuse! Think a better one. That one is too damn
your night? Let me guess. Hmm, I see you’re dateless,” Max said.
has a date with your mouth soon,” Mick threatened.
Temper!” Max said.
stand it. I’m going to walk away like the queen, a queen I am. Put your eyes on the real queen. Come
out, Miss Things,” Mick yelled.
I entered the prom
with The Queen’s court at my royal side. All eyes focus on us. Some mouths dropped, stunned to say any words. Ears deafen, closed shut from listening.
I kissed Mick on the mouth.
turning into a real queen, darling. I would crown you later,” I said.
was the only words came out of Keith’s mouth. He was in the state of shock. Pink Lady and Tyler gracefully pushed the DJ to the side.
Gays do things
a little bit different than the breeders. I have one thing to say. Get use to it because we would never stop from
reaching the top. It our nature
to change the world which isn’t all-straight to begin with. We made it possible for men to wear ear rings and numerous other things,” Pink Lady
said in the microphone.
are too damn plain, tremendous ugliness at it’s worse. Fashion Police, please arrest that straight! All
queens are in living color, which suits
me, just fine. I happened to love gays!” Tyler said, kissed by Kelly.
and Queens, it’s time to have a gay ole time starring the Flaming Queen on stage,” Pink Lady said.
to vote on your homecoming King and Queen at the teacher’s table after this RuPaul’s hit song, Supermodel Of The
World (You Better Work),” Tyler
I gave everything
I got, performing the best I know how. They had the times of their lives, dancing and singing along including the teachers and the principal. Others walked
out, don’t give a hoot. Keith finally snapped out of his shock and saw some friends mingled with us. The Goddess and Beehive showed up, greeted by Keith’s friends.
It drove Keith up the wall. They cast their votes.
a real queen, not some cheap imitation! We want a real queen, a real queen to serve!” The audience chanted.
I felt so good
inside, making a difference in their lives. Keith’s gang became increasing angrier. The tea kettle was ready
to go odd at any second. Here
comes Keith stomping his feet toward me as I finished the song. Beehive buzzed over to my safety.
ready to sting him in the worse way possible,” Beehive said.
you going to do about it, sicko? Put that thing up my ass. You shouldn’t be here anyway, you damn faggot!”
“A pity fool,
you are! The Goddess and I received a special invitation from her, our queen sister. We met up once again. Haven’t we, Keith?”
you talking about?” Max asked.
loyal sidekick, Max Brown. I don’t forget faces and names, guys. You just met your match,” Beehive
stared right into their eyes.
those troublemakers. How?” Liz asked.
afraid so. They gay bashed Beehive couple years back behind Club Q’s parking lot. I took her in soon afterward.
She didn’t finished school
at his wonderful school. She’s a high school drop out,” The Goddess said.
They denied of
doing so. The audience listened closely in a circle. Beehive wiped off her make up.
This scars were cause by you. I waited a long time for this. It’s pay back time.”
from us. Buzz off like the bee you are,” Max said.
ever say a word, those white trash,” Beehive said.
have to listen to that nonsense. You can’t trace it to us, drama queen. Drama, drama, drama! It’s
so low of you,” Max said.
“I have nothing
against gays,” Keith lied.
you fooling? None of us is laughing.” Beehive said.
something I have to do. Come here, Steve,” Mick said.
came to your senses. We can’t let them get to us,” Keith proclaimed.
to him. A good one,” Max scorned.
This is how I fell about him.”
He took me to his
lips, kissing passionately.
My God! What did he done to you? You can’t be that way. Our parents raised you better than that,”
Keith said, disgusted.
“All I can
say, he is my man and no one, not ever Max and you, would hurt him like you did a while back.”
have finish the job too. He’s turning you into a faggot,” Max said.
one long time ago. You can ever ask our parents.”
They don’t care for people like those faggots around you. Those kind caused my mother’s first marriage
to break up. And, now this, you’re
a faggot,” Keith said, getting angrier.
him down,” I said.
this to him, you faggot!” Keith said.
it. I’m sick and tired of treating us like some kind of disease. You are…” Mick said.
kind of disease. What about AIDS? The faggots started the HIV virus. It shows in the early 80’s. AIDS
was named of the gays,” Max said.
facts straight, Miss Thing! The government misled us and changed the name to AIDS. It suits everyone else, namely
the homosexuals. We do more raising
millions of dollars each year than the straights. This year, California AIDS Ride 3 made $18 million and each year after that, it would be more successful,” Pink Lady said.
is God gave you AIDS to punish you for being sicko!” Keith said.
dead wrong. HIV is for anybody who comes in contact with the virus, unsafe sex, needles, and infected blood. Remember Ryan Right? He’s not even gay.
People mistreated him wrong and called him a faggot,” Kelly said.
about that faggot, Pedro from MTV’s Real World? He died from AIDS. That’s proof enough,” Keith
did a lot to the public. They brought facts, love and understanding. In your case, bigotry rules,” Mick
gentlemen, it’s time for…” Mr. Warlock said in the microphone.
It’s breeders and queens! When would they get it right? My God!” The Goddess said.
stop, Miss Thing!” Tyler said.
not done with you, Stephanie,” Keith walked away with his friends.
are. Cross him, cross me,” Mick warned.
please gather around. Breeders and queens, it's time for the king and the queen of 1996. At your school, it’s
such an honor to have Roseanne announcing
our royal subjects at Palace High School,” Mr. Warlock said.
Roseanne did some
comedy pieces about fifteen minutes. People had such a gay old time, laughed at her funny jokes.
truly a genius. She put her life in the Roseanne show. Her show is based around her life,” Tyler said.
mind being on her show. For sure, I would put my own life in that show. This queen is here to stay whether it’s
Hollywood or somewhere gay. You
know me. Okay!” I said.
stop!” Kelly said.
Kelly handed Liz
this?” Liz asked.
from your sister. I forgot to give it to you couple days ago,” Kelly said.
Liz said, a tear fallen.
believe it. I feel like its OJ Simpson all over again. Sally’s boyfriend may have killed my seven-month-old
niece, Nancy. The police believed
he did it.”
go outside. You’re too emotional. Come with me, Goddess,” Kelly said.
you guys going? Roseanne is ready to announce the new royals,” I said.
hit her hard. We never saw Liz like this before. She needs time with them alone,” Tyler said.
ready?” Roseanne pumped up the crowd.
believe it, Miss Thing,” Mick said.
is well mannered, my ass! What a sorry excuse for a king. He king is Keith Mancuso.”
The crowd boos
and hissed. They threw things at Keith walking up on the stage.
how your treat a true queen? My own people look up to me. Look at them, not a royal pain in my ass. I can’t
wait for my Princess Diana became Queen.
Whosoever that is. She would be my queen.”
Diana would eat you alive and spit you out like dirt. She’s more popular than Prince Charles and you’re
no Prince Charles, just the Jokester,”
in bad taste. The king, your king would have your head,” Max said.
would suck me dry. That faggot! I would rather have this king at this side,” I said.
the door, Miss Thing,” Mick said.
“Cut it out,
Max! I’m warning you. I can hold you back a grade. I’m the principal.”
is ruining our prom. This isn’t the Queen’s prom,” Max said.
tonight, it is. Steve opened a lot of doors for us queens. I have been happily married to the choir director,
Luke Spencer, this past ten years. It
takes guts to come out gay and proud. I love being gay. Tonight is a new beginning for Palace High. No scum would destroy it for us. I can’t see it any other way.”
stunned. I had no ideal he is gay,” I said.
She’s the only person till now. She caught Luke and me kissing in my office two years ago. I trusted
her to keep it a secret. She promised
when an openly gay student comes to this Palace, she watches out for him. She knew this town is prejudice against gays. You got to give her a hand. She’s doing a hell of a
job protecting you. She loves you as her own sister.”
Liz?” I asked.
right behind you. Let’s talk later. Roseanne, who’s the new queen?”
a better way to run this high school? My God! It runs by the Queen, Mr. Warlock,” Roseanne continued, “Sorry,
Mr. Warlock. This palace needs a new
queen. Hand over the crown to The Flaming Queen, Steve!”
to be kidding, Roseanne. No! It can’t be right! This doesn’t say Steve. What are you trying
to pull?” Keith said, upset.
of God, sweetie. If you don’t like it, you can always leave. Nobody is going to stop you. Not by us,
queens anyway,” I said.
me. I’m fed up with you. This high. I don’t want to be in the same room with your faggot friends
crown awaits you. Come on the stage,” Mr. Warlock said.
I’m the new queen and forevermore,” I said, walked on the stage.
them. Steve. Steve. Flaming Queen. Steve. Liz. What’s this? Signed by Kevin
Nicks for Steve. I can’t believe you, Kevin. Vote for a faggot. You’re one of my closest friends.”
can’t associate with homophobia people. You’re one of them. The hatred you have is way below me. I’m
much better than that. My collage
brother is gay and, better yet, I’m bisexual. It runs in the family. You’re out of control. Some
friends of yours can’t believe
you can bee so hateful toward people.”
of everyone, your popularity slide down big down. Who want a king who is homophobia? We want a real king at this
Palace,” Mick said.
is for me, specialty the gay people. Mick, do the honors of crowning me. That king is not worth it,” I said.
Keith threw his
crown at me. I ducked.
You can go to hell where you belong. Burn in hell,” Keith said.
leave, Keith,” Max said.
you see it? We are defeated. This fighting is useless. They are gaining more friends and we’re losing
leave. I’m still not pleased. It supposed to be my night. I ended up with that queen. The palace
is against us,” Keith said, pulling
out a gun at me.
you got to say now? I’m in control with this gun. I would use it on you,” Keith continued, shot out
a ceiling light, “Do you see that?
It could have been you. Try me. I would personality kill you. No one move or talk. You’re
next after him. How does it feel?
The gun is aiming right at you.”
that gun,” Max said.
You knew all along I’m not playing around with faggots.”
mention you have a gun. I had butterflies in my stomach.”
can’t trust anyone, not even my own brother. I must do what I must do. I reached a boiling point. This
is the end.”
listen up. Do you know why Keith is being a completely asshole? His own father left his mom and him for another
man. Can you believe that? Since
then, Keith turned cold toward gays and vowed to destroy gays if they cross his path. Is that homophobia or what? Long time ago, I came out to our mom. She saw signs before I
did when I was a small kid. Mom didn’t want him to know about me. She knew he wouldn’t like it one bit. It shows us that some gays must
stay in that closet against homophobia
people like Keith, my own fresh and blood.”
lying. My dad is confused, mentally ill.”
excuses. You won’t even talk about your dad. I see it in your eyes. Pure hatred. You’re
venting your anger on Steve for something
your sad did. Our parents raised you better than that. Get over it, girl!” Mick said.
me that gun. I don’t want to end up in prison for life,” Max said.
way in too deep. We broke into his apartment. We destroyed everything in sight. You’re part of this,”
that, you went overboard and buy a gun without my knowledge. I should have quit before you pull me in any further. My God! What was I thinking? I
wish I can go back in time and stop hanging around with you the same time Kevin stop. Kevin is a smart guy,” Max said.
your fucking point?” Keith said.
He aimed the gun
hate gays as much as you do. I thought it was their problem, not mine. You fed me crazy stupid things. I
started to believe you. We gay
bashed Beehive and others in the gay area. We took one to a graveyard and…oh, God…and buried him alive. I think I’m going to throw up.
Now, I see you have the problem. To me, they’re nice Christian people. They are who they are. What’s wrong with that? They’re
humans. Bleed the same blood, red. Are they aliens? I can’t stand this nonsense. Thanks to you. I may end up in prison.”
end up in hell like the rest.” Keith fired the gun.
Max died in Mick’s
arms. The lights went out. People scattered for cover in the darkness. Another shot was heard. An
innocence bystander yelled in pain.
Pink Lady and Keith wrestled, The Goddess joined in.
“I got the
gun,” Pink Lady said.
going anywhere. I’m on him,” The Goddess said.
Wait till the police arrive. I hear them now.”
Mr. Warlock turned
on the lights and explained what happened with Beehive’s help. The ambulance people works on Max and the bystander; they were rushed to the hospital.
Mick was distraught by Max’s death, blamed him. Kevin mentioned nothing could be done. Max’ mind was an easy target, Keith played on that weakness for his
revenge. In Mick’s eyes, Max was going back to his old self, a lovable person. He stands by his friends no matter what they are and don’t question
their Christian beliefs. The police
arrested Keith for numerous of things, gay bashing, murder, and breaking into an entrance.
came to an end. The nightmare is over,” I said, hugging Mick.
of nightmares, the OJ Simpson things cross into my sister’s family. The police think Eli did my niece in somehow.
Child Protection Service took
the other two away. My sister is in a nervous wreck. This is the break I have been looking for. An bittersweet break,” Liz said.
afraid the day would some soon. Things won’t be the same,” Kelly said.
needs you more. Living with your aunt is too damn gross. The aunt’s house isn’t worth the troubles.
Leave it behind you and go on
with your life,” I said.
thing is the house she is living in, our mom left the house to Sally in her will. Patty can’t touch the house.
The house was supposed to
be mine. I don’t want that house. Simple as that,” Liz said.
you leaving?” Tyler asked.
“I want to
leave tomorrow. I’m staying till Max’s funeral is over. I’m outta here.”
Giving Max the respect he deserved. He didn’t turn out to be that bad. That bastard misled him. He
turned up dead,” I said.
“I just realized
something. The queen’s Court is breaking up. Mick and Steve are Hollywood bound with Pink Lady and Liz is
going to Sally’s. Only Kelly
and I would be here,” Tyler said.
Miss Thing. I’m enrolling to finish high school, a twelve grade. Somebody need to take Steve’s place
and I happened to be that person,”
stop!” The Goddess said.
was the bomb. I can’t wait till next year.” Beehive said.
planning for next year’s prom. I know that look from anywhere,” I said.
give my ideals away. I might be the princess. I can still sting you in the worst possible way,” Beehive
“By the way,
Steve, life imitates art. The prom I sent you in the mail last year. The prom came to life and we lived it,”
Pink Lady said.
by Steve Carey. What have you learn about Steve? I’m so intrigue by him. Fro some strange reason,
I absolutely don’t know why. Maybe
we’re the same person. No, he’s my twin brother. I like that better,” I said.
came back to Earth. You’re millions of miles away,” Liz said.
think we’re connected in some way. It sounds stupid.”
came across his white notebook with his poems at The Daily Grinde. Some children’s stories were in it too. I
look around from him. He was gone.
Some poems I can relate to. Come to think of it. I put Stepping Stones in your wallet. You brought it,” Pink Lady said.
it. Here’s Steve,” Tyler said.
I read the poem
I say? It’s beautiful. He most beautiful poems I read. Life itself. This poem represents how
far we go in life on the stepping-stones.
We may fall down. We must start all over again where we fell or in the beginning on the first stone,” I
was in West Hollywood Homeless Organization’s newsletter. He used to be homeless. Stepping Stones inspired
him to go far in life. Nobody
knows where Steve is. I left the notebook at WHHO. Somebody picked it up for him,” Pink Lady said.
indeed,” Kelly said.
buying that. Get real,” The Goddess said
your problem?” Liz asked.
seem right. Life intimates art. Art intimates life. Where are we? Are we stuck in the middle? Is
this our life and times? That
mystery I am interest in. The prom comes to life. Is this really the end?” The Goddess continued, “Another
thing, we’re playing right in
Steve Carey’s hands. I see the connection from his poems to the prom. How? I have no ideal. This
is getting to me. I’m leaving
Court, she is never wrong about those kind of things. Take care, everybody. Have fun,” Beehive said.
thing I want to do is finish the prom. Who knows? This may be building up to another chapter of our lives. The
lives we have now became our past lives.
The new lives are our focus point for the present. The Loin King showed up tonight,” I laughed.
Walt Disney or the cartoons, just real life,” Tyler said.
“What I mean.
Simba’s uncle, Scar, killed his father, Mufusa, to become King and run Simba off to the woods from becoming king. Scar was next in line to be the kind.
In our case, King Keith wouldn’t want a real queen at his side and went crazy with his jokester after he found out I want to be the queen at the prom. His kingdom crumbled.
The jokester played out his last hand. Keith did themselves both in. The last person standing is the next in line to be king which is Prince Mick,”
“I have never
thought of that way before. Keith is Scar, Mick is Mufusa and Simba is you, the so called straight one,” Tyler
and Queens, I have an important announcement. Keith the Great is no longer king of this palace. The new king,
who makes perfect sense, is Prince Mick.
Bow down to the new royal couple, Steve and Mick!” Mr. Warlock said.
us. The new Queendom came upon us. The only true royals, people can look up to and trust we show everyone as equals unlike Keith and his cronies.
the queens! Long live the queens!” People chanted.
speak!” Pink Lady said.
“In one gay
spirit night, I rebuild this palace. Nobody would take it away from us. We put the trash out. There wouldn’t
be trashy people forever. A new
beginning to conquer anything that comes our way. I have a dream. I went up against homophobia. I took my pace in this palace, which is rightfully mine to begin with. I’m
the real queen. You’re my friends, every single one of you. I came a long way to get where I’m tonight. Right here, your queen and
your king. Remember, live your dreams and the person you are!” I said.
the queens. Long live the queens!” the crowd proudly said.
The Flaming Queen is performing live the song from ABBA, I Have A Dream,” Liz said in the microphone.
1. Kelly Davis – Tyler’s white girlfriend. Liz
brought them together.
2. Tyler Cole – Kelly’s white boyfriend. They
are few straights at Club Q.
3. Liz Cox – Patty’s B/W niece. The school’s
sweetheart for two years running.
4. I, Flaming
Queen – flamboyant, gay. Other
students treated me badly. Kelly, Liz and Tyler took me under their wings. Motivated by Keith to be the queen at the prom. I am a make up artist.
5. Patty Shaw – Liz’s black pig aunt, they don’t
get along. Patty’s raise Liz after Annie’s death.
6. Sally Cox – Liz’s older black half sister. Sally
has three kids, Brian, Tammy & Denise. Brian doesn’t have the same father as his sisters.
7. Annie Cox – Liz’s black mom, Patty’s sister.
She passed away in the late 70’s. Liz is the splitting image of Annie; has the same qualities.
8. Pink Lady – my gay cousin in Weho. Drag queen/movie
star. He has a black mom and a white dad; he is mostly black.
9. Keith Mancuso – Liz’s white ex. Despise gays.
We considered him to be the head fake, loved by all – NOT! Liz left him to be part of the regular crowd. Running next to Liz in popularity. He does anything
to remain popular.
10. Frank Mancuso – Keith’s gay white dad. Left them for
11. Susan Mancuso – Keith’s white mom. She knew
Mick is gay since he was a small kid & didn’t want to tell Keith about it.
12. Tony Hart – Mick’s white dad, Keith’s step
13. Mick Hart – Keith’s gay white half brother. He
hid his gayness from Keith. Hollywood bound with Steve and Pink Lady.
14. Danny – Black. Club Q’s valet.
15. Queenie – Mexican. Club Q’s door person.
16. Beehive – white, gay. Club Q’s performer.
Recognized Mick from somewhere. Doesn’t like Pink Lady & I, felt like PL stole her chance at stardom. Keith & Max gay bashed her couple years back. Goddess
took her in.
17. The Goddess – gay, white. Taught PL everything she
knows about performing. Made PL the person she is today. A car crash wrecked her dreams and lived her dreams through PL.
18. Lust Fantasy – Latino, gay. Club Q’ performer.
19. Max Brown
– white, straight. Keith’s
best friend. Second in command of Keith’s group. Keith made him to hate gays; completely turnaround – likes gays, Keith killed him.
20. Mr. Warlock – gay, Latino. The principal. Luke’s
boyfriend. Liz caught Luke and him kissing, kept their secret.
21. Roseanne – Famous TV star. Introduced the new king
& queen of school year 96/97.
22. Eli – Sally’s white boyfriend. The
police think he did Denise in.
23. Luke Spenser – Mr. Warlock’s white boyfriend. The
24. Kevin Nicks – white, bisexual. Keith’s closest
friend. He stop hanging around Keith, Kevin’s collage bro is gay.