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.



A long time ago I was somewhat responsible for a fire that destroyed some land. No one was hurt, I never got caught, and it was a valuable and terrifying life lesson for a boy of twelve. If you want to know further details, well, you'll have to buy me a burrito, and none of that Taco Bell garbage. Anyway, my point. There came a critical moment in the fire where stamping only made maters worse, that puffs of flame spread and spread every time I slammed my foot down to smother the fire. I think there's a metaphor somewhere in that for the ugliness of modern piracy. Pirates. We need to get the SEALs on this, like, stat. If you really want to get a bead on the costs and culprits of modern literary piracy, check Havocscope.