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.


Really. It's Easier Gone Than Said

As of today I'm on a kind of quasi, official hiatus from my measly employment. Not an axe blow so don't offer any sympathies as I am granted grace to come back in a month or so after some squirrel-like veering nails up the unresolved hours. It's my option. OK. That's fine. Let the others sweat. I'll write some. Read the stack. Watch Wimbledon. Take in life, go to the beach with my daughters, mow the lawn, watch the wonder. Not the first time and I'm giddy to be alive. You should be too. Life's a miraculous Brian O'Nolan joke anyway. Listen, laugh, and march on. Sail away indeed.