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.


Paging Jed Ayers...

Throwing this out there for a Friday why not. Anybody out there remember a Ted Demme film with a mutton-chopped Denis Leary called Monument Avenue? Flick might have ended up being retitled for DVD. I recall it was a dark, crime tale set in the badlands of Irish Boston, lots of coke, and Greg Dulli (the whitest black man in modern music and lead singer of the band The Afghan Whigs) did a cameo as a tough who ended up getting capped in a storeroom of a bar. That was when Dulli and the Whig's noir-ish, raw grind was at its peak, the Black Love and 1965 albums. They broke up after that. Dulli still kills it with the Twilight Singers. I'm going to cast this out to crime film knowledge maestro and B'con roomie, Jed Ayers. Jed? Come in, you remember this movie? As a bonus I've included my favorite video from the Whigs. Not my favorite song from them as that is "Faded". Have a cool weekend.