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.


Small Print: Daily News Story-NY Updating Police Line Tape

It's just the nit-picker, producer in me maybe. They may want to add some small print that says "$500 Fine Assessed to Trespassers", because, let's be honest, the vast populace (a) has about as much common sense as Canadian in Tampa skipping the sunscreen and (b) illiteracy rates, especially in areas rife with crime, are not exactly blue-ribboning it. Yeah, yeah...maybe this is more work for the overworked police, but it could spare some smart-ass,bottom feeder from chucking up a red flag in court. It could also bring in some revenue to the city. Am I wrong here? Nope. And for the record, I love Canada and Canadians, I just had to pick on somebody and the magic 8-Ball pointed north. Even dated a girl from Canada once, although I shaved my head to get rid of her. Long story.