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Born Beautiful

A short story series about the adventures of a model By C. A. Passinault

Episode 1: Independence

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A New Day

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The sunlight lit up the white curtain like a sheet of flowing mist. A broad beam of diffused, golden light warmed her face. She blinked awake, and brought a pillow over her face. She groaned. The song of a loud bird serenaded her through the window. The melody of the bird song seemed to coax her up. She got up and walked to the window. It was her unofficial pet, a bright red Cardinal that she had named Petie. She didn't have time for pets, and had to take what she could get in her crowded life. He really was an attractive addition to her morning life, too. Petie lived in her back yard, and since he seemed to sing around her window the same time every morning, she didn't need to use her alarm clock much, anymore.
"Good morning, Petie!" she sang back, "How are you, buddy?!?!?"
The bird saw her and flew away. So much for unofficial pets. He landed in a tree next to a neighbors window and started singing again. Two-timing slut bird. He'd be back in the morning, of course, just like a clock. Her little red alarm clock.
Cameron yawned and stretched, the silk nightgown flowing over her curves. She was in great shape, with a toned body that made a swimsuit look good. She walked by her desk and pressed her computer power button in with her big toe. She then proceeded to her bathroom for a long shower. She really felt so much better this morning. Yesterday seemed like such a long time ago, and she had to admit that it seemed to be a much better day after she had got some rest. She started singing "take me away" as the shower steamed the bathroom mirrors. It seemed to wake her up the rest of the way.
Her bedroom door opened. She was dressed and sitting in front of the computer, reading something on the Internet.
"Hi, sweetheart. I thought that I heard you up!"
"Good morning, mom!" She sighed, her eyes staying locked on the screen.
"Did you call the agency and see if you booked that catalog yet?"
"No. The art director will call me if they are going to book me. I'll send a 'thank you' letter to them tomorrow, though."
"What?" Her mother came in the rest of the way and sat down on her bed,
"That's nonsense. I'll call the booker right now and find out for you.
Which agency did you get the go see through?"
"I didn't. I got it on my own."
"How?!" Her mother demanded.
"Through the Internet. I also got a tip from a friend that they were looking for catalog models."
"Cameron, you know that this Internet modeling is not real. It's dangerous. You have to book the work through a modeling agency. That's what they are there for."
"When I was a model, we had to call our bookers every day. Our careers depended on regular communication with the agencies."
Cameron turned toward her mother. Her eyes flashed with fire.
"You know, you could still be a model, mom. You look every bit as good as you did when you modeled. You don't need an agency, either!"
"Don't be silly. You have to have an agency to get work."
"I disagree. Haven't you ever tried to be your own self-contained modeling agency?"
"Of course not. I wouldn't have any idea what to do. Models shouldn't have to worry about agency jobs, anyway. They should focus on being good models. Being an agency is the agency's job. They work for you!"
"It was that way years ago, but things have changed." Cameron sighed, returning to her computer and scrolling down on a lengthy screen of text.
"Baby, hasn't Barnes been good to you? They've been booking you into work constantly for the last year!"
"Boy, mom, you sure pay a lot of attention. I haven't talked to Dawn and the bookers for six months. When I do get called for go-see's, I've already scheduled it in myself. They finally stopped calling."
Her mother paused. She seemed surprised.

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PUBLISHED 05/13/11

UPDATED 05/13/11

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