cover by prosodi
From the Cold, by shukyou (主教)
Glory in your own Ecstasies, by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人) and Tobias Stout
All parts there made one prisoner, by Sparklebeard
The Payoff, by Himawari (ヒマワリ)
Polyeleos, by Shirozubon Saruko *
1In the year 2020, in the second month, on the last and most extra day of the month, as I sat in front of my computer screen, the internet was opened and I saw the new issue of Shousetsu Bang*Bang. 2 On the twenty-ninth day of the of the month (delayed from the appointed twenty-fourth day of the month due to technical difficulties), 3word came to me that at last the promise had been fulfilled, and the issue had been delivered.
4As I looked, a great page arose the browser before me with brightness all around it, and in the middle of the page, something like a glorious cover. 5Beneath the cover were something like five stories. This was their appearance: they were short stories. 6Each of them had less than 25,000 words, and each of them had at least one queer sex scene. 7Their endings were happy, and one of them even had illustrations. 8Each came from the hands of talented creators who gave freely of their time and effort so that I might enjoy the fruits of their imaginations. 9Like the gayest rainbow ever, such was the appearance of the splendor all round.
10When I saw it, I heard the voice of someone speaking. 11It was the voice of the Editor, who said to me: I am sending you an issue, which you should read. 12Then I read the issue, and it was pretty darn great.
13The Editor said to me: Go forward into all the online corners and tell the news of this issue to them. 14Then I was whisked away into the wilds of the internet, where social media live. 15There I beheld all the people who did not know of Shousetsu Bang*Bang, and I felt for them a great pity inside me. 16Taking up my keyboard, I began to write everything that had happened to me, before heading back into the archives for more delightful smutty queer goodness.
(For summaries, authors’ notes, and more, we would usually tell you to see this issue’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. However, we’re still working on getting it back up and running, so your patience is appreciated.)