Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 3 out of 5
— It’s clowns. It’s a gangbang. It’s helium balloons. —
Some nights just don’t go as planned. It’s Halloween and Kyle’s rushing home to see his boyfriend after a late evening shift at work. As usual, he takes a shortcut through the local park, but a poster informing about a killer clown in the area makes him apprehensive about being alone in the dark. It’s only when he discovers there is a man in a clown costume following him that he panics. Soon, it turns out his cackling shadow isn’t the only circus freak hiding in the dark, but what does a bunch of crazy clowns do when they catch you?
Kyle has had fantasies of being gang-banged, which is something his boyfriend Dan is well aware of. But those fantasies are the furthest thing from his mind when the young man is on his way home from work on Halloween night. Walking through a park, Kyle is confronted by three clowns – literally – red noses, green hair, everything. They block every attempt to escape and eventually catch him, taping his wrists and ankles together. Kyle’s fantasies are about to be fulfilled, and he’s going to love every minute of it.
“Clown’d” is really just a long-ish short story, encompassing only a single scene. There’s little or no backstory and we only get to know Kyle a little as the scene unfolds, but then you don’t expect fully fleshed characters from an erotic short story. It’s a bit of a spoiler, but in the circumstances probably worth pointing out, that Kyle realizes early on that one of his ‘kidnappers’ is his boyfriend Dan. Once he realizes that it’s all a setup designed to fulfill his fantasy, the young man knows he is really safe and can get into the scene, playing the frightened kidnap victim while thinking of ways to egg on his captors.
Aside from the setup and the bindings around Kyle’s wrists and ankles, there isn’t a lot of kink to the scene. He is bundled into the back of a van where his boyfriend and the four other clowns take their pleasure from him. The sex is a little rough, but the kink is not very extreme at all – it’s even safe sex. As a one-handed read it will most likely do the job; just don’t expect a lot of sting.
Reviewed by Michael Joseph