A Gay Cowboy’s After-Hours Guide to the Metropolitan Museum

A tale of art, allure, touch, and infatuation

James F Hickey
Human Parts
Published in
11 min readNov 30, 2023

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A sexy cowboy viewed from behind, wearing a black cowboy hat, leather jacket, and jeans, stands in a room looking at a painting of a similar figure on horseback in a desert landscape. The room contains other framed artworks and a wooden table with pencils, suggesting an artistic or creative setting.
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Jimmy,” he growled sexily. “Touch it.”

My eyes traced the ethereal shaft of Delft light filtering through the open window, rendering the skin luminous as if glowing from within. Taking a deep breath to steady myself, I wiped my palms on my trousers and extended…

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James F Hickey
Human Parts

Queer writer, creative director, and American expat living in Portugal. Writing wellness, happiness, life lessons, and creative non-fiction. JamesFHickey.com