'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes
Peter Farland is over the moon when he lands a solo singing spot in Kenny LaFontaine's new revue at the famous drag star's theatre club. Along with his best friends, Lawrence and Maggie, he looks forward to a long and successful run in the West End of London, When he meets, and is instantly attracted to Ian Bannister, a handsome police detective, Peter feels as though everything in his life is suddenly coming up roses. Ian is investigating an alleged blackmail threat against Kenny, and when the blackmailer is murdered, the drag star becomes the prime suspect. Despite Kenny's jealous and vicious attempts to keep Peter and Ian apart, Peter feels obliged to help clear Kenny's name, even if it means putting his own life in danger. Sometimes Life's A Drag is a fascinating glimpse backstage at the drama behind the glitter, and the suddenness with which celebrity status can be diminished by scandal and innuendo.
This short story is also included in the BRAVO! BRAVA! anthology collection.
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