KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.



David Cranmer defines grassroot blogging passion in the crime 'zine scene. Every week he manages to weed through the dross and post short stories on that feed the jonesing noir ache. How long can he keep this going is anyone's guess. There've been more than a few burnouts in efforts like his. But trolling by each week has become a necessary habit for me and many others. This week it's a doozy by Frank Bill-- a jagged, unapologetic freefall into the zero. Dare to enjoy here.

It's been productive week for me. Still sniffing around the edges of the bigger piece I've been working on, but I managed to sling out a couple of short stories in the meantime. More kaka against the walls of the monkey cage I'm afraid, but you have to keep trying to see if it sticks, no?