When Sandy Laneford attempts to stave off terrible memories within a strange circus, she finds herself transported to Wonderland with someone, or something seeking her. The Kindness of Devils short story.
- Big Bad Friend: Sandy's friend Todd turns out to be Black Annis.
- Call-Back: A mysterious blizzard is said to have happened a few years back, presumably caused by Ithaca.
- Circus of Fear: The circus is run by Sawney and Black Annis to lure "special people" down to Wonderland for nefarious purposes.
- Gender Bender: Todd is actually Ringmistress Black Annis in disguise.
- Repulsive Ringmaster: Black Annis and Sawney use there circus to lure "special people" and are working for Mr.Z.