cover by kidA
A Sucker Born Every Minute (and Three on the Doorstep), by Yin Twig (陰 茎) *
Private Show, by Auriel Naughtwell
Kaleidoscope, by Sparklebeard
Suspension, by shukyou (主教) *
International Dissertation Avoidance Day, by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人)
The Bearded Girl and the Silksmith, by Mar Gyorin (魚鱗丸) *
Long Distance, by Iron Eater *
You Just Might Get It, by juou no zen (女王のザン)
The Funambulist, by Hikaru Yamaguchi *
Ludi, by Rin Katta
The Queen’s Dancing Girl, by Reddoraion no ōjo (レッドライオンの王女)
An unexpected stay in Highbridge Town, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)
les cerceaux, by cloven
Ladies! Gentlemen! Both! Neither! Otherwise! Your attention, please!
What you are about to witness inside this issue before you has never been seen on this continent, nor indeed before on any other! Come witness a spectacular collection of acts containing material beyond your imagination! Your editors have spanned the globe -- and often many other globes as well -- pulling together the finest in quality Yes, And entertainment for your very own viewing and reading pleasure.
Thrill! at the death-defying feats at dizzying altitudes. Delight! at performances of low trickery and high skill. Marvel! at bodies beautiful and strange. Gasp! at feats of erotic excitement you may only ever have dreamed of before, if you dream of such things at all.
Fun for the whole family -- provided the whole family is over eighteen!
And the admission today? Free! It's always free! Our tent is open -- so to speak -- every day of the year, every hour of the day, rain or shine. Come back as often as you want, and bring your friends! Tell those friends to come on their own! Tell everyone you know that we've got the greatest, sexiest, freakiest, best show on this planet (to say nothing of all the others), and we're always here waiting for you!
But if you do like your show, please: Tell your performers. A loving comment left kindly may be all the tip they need, but it is a very needed tip indeed. It keeps them flying and it keeps this whole circus coming back, month after month, year after year, bringing you the chills, thrills, and diverse bills you've come to expect from us.
What are you waiting for? The house lights are down, the footlights are up, and your seat is waiting! Just step inside....
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