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.


Cat Character

Recently we got rid of one of our felines. We only had two. No great loss as he was a psychotic, misunderstood bastard who was always on the wrong side of the law--mine. His name was Tack...a swerving reservoir of two expressions: snotty boredom and abject fear. His brother, one mellow mofo, remains to rule the roost. His name is Jibe, and anyway I'm thinking of adding a pet cat to a story that I'm working on. Nothing new there, you know, cats in stories but for me it's a first. In the story I'm giving him three legs and calling him Chomsky.

In honor of literary cats...a video. Just try standing still.