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.


NHC Mediocrity "F" BOMB

You've your Fabians, your Fabios, your Fabrices, your Fabrons, Factors, and Fagans. Then there's the Fahds, the Faines, the Fairbanks, the Fairchilds, and the Fairfaxes. What about the Falcos, the Fallows, the Finbars, and the Farleys? How about the Ferris Buellers? Doesn't Faust ring a bell with you people as one hell of a name? Oh no. Let's rachet up the Flintstone factor. Fred. Not Frederick or Frederich. $#&@!# HURRICANE FRED!!! Hey, it's just Fred here, comin' on over to borrow a couple of beers, use your commode and maybe level your home to a rough tit of decimated land. This to me just weighs heavy on the Wal-Marting chucklehead and fried anything factor. The NHC needs to hire some poets soon or I'm climbing the clock tower. Swear to God. (I apologize to all the cool Fred's out there...but wouldn't you want your Armageddon storm of choice to be named after something a little more, epic?)