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.


Hello, November

Halloween is over and it was great. Just great. The high point for me was when my eldest gave me a jumbo Three Musketeers bar saying, "Daddy, you need this." Indeed, I did. The bar sits in the kitchen freezer with my tears.

But now it's Sunday. Another 1000 words before the boys in blue, white, and red get their honor back, for Pete's sake.

Who cares about the "World Series" (let the loser walk home through a gantlet of shame--Jersey either way). I have this image of people lined up on the NJ Turnpike chucking rotten pumpkins from overpasses and all those unwanted Maryjane's and Bit-O-Honeys.

Sheesh, baseball. Really. It's November, guys. November means football.

See you Monday.