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.


Chesapeake: Summer

Even with less than 5 knot winds, the Chesapeake can still kick your butt with images like this. Dawn. Thomas Point Light. Slow doldrums are good for cooler scouring, reading, notes, and half gainers. Today, the first day of August, LĂșnasa. Driftday, Saturday. Anchor or raft up, combine a good jig of white rum, half the juice of a lime, and some Goya coconut water. Shake with intensity and serve over crushed ice. Simple.