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 ...as 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.
I don't know about other writers out there, but when someone in real life pisses me off completely I try to work in their demise or abuse into a story. It's a small act of rebellion that makes me feel just a smidge better. Been pretty successful so far as when I do those stories typically get the green light. Today's case: my dentist. Just had root canal and I am positive his finesse came from his residency at Gitmo.
Jesus, that sucked.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 4/15/2009 12:21:00 PM