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.


Manasquan Inlet, NJ: Victory at Sea

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanes, spout 'till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks! You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder, smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world! Crack nature's moulds, all germens spill at once, that make ingrateful man! - King Lear

Respect the ocean. This is the mean season. Photo was taken as Coasties from the Point Pleasant Beach station rocked a rescue of a sailboat in distress. Love this shot. Lest anyone get tweaked by the blunder in the Potomac yesterday, Coasties rule.