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.


One More Reason Why You Should Never Work in Advertising

Can you imagine the creative team on this account? Good Lord. Orbs? Where did you come up with that one, guys? The precancerous cysts brailing the walls of the customers' esophagi? Sure, love to do the press check on the billboards but, hey, my tongue just "dissolved" out of my skull like a strip of spoiled bacon. (Hat tip to the genius Warren Ellis.)