Under the Big Top

by Michael Bracken

    Ernie’s always clowning around. Even during sex. He has spent his entire adult life working as a circus clown, a job with perqs he never anticipated when he first donned the greasepaint. In nearly every town the circus visits, at least one clown groupie finds Ernie, seduces him, and leaves him satiated without him ever revealing what he looks like without his clown suit and painted-on face. Ernie likes it that way, and he likes it best of all when he gets to perform under the big top.