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.
Premises are everywhere. Case in point. Shopped for new sneakers yesterday and I pulled into a convenience store slash gas station shortly thereafter. Top off tank and walked inside to grab a bottle of water. Mousey rain coming down like a haze. Something out of the corner of my eye near the wall of beverages. Man, mid-forties, dressed in...wait. Medieval friar outfit? With dagger and Rosary lashed to his belt? Plucking out an energy drink? I did a double take. What the--? Oh. Oh yeah. I remembered that there was a Medieval Times theme restaurant adjacent to the mall. Wow. Sure, we've all seen the movies The Cable Guy and Garden State but, umm...take it from there....
Posted by Kieran Shea at 6/06/2009 05:25:00 AM