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.


Charlie Byrne: "Blue Skies Black"

Poor Charlie Byrne is doing his thing again, weighing in on the moral dilemmas of his cruddy job. Hanging out with his bro, Stevie, paying the bills, defining the sorrow, grinding through other people's pains and petty evils. Story called "BLUE SKIES BLACK" over today at A Twist of Noir. Soundtrack inspiration here. Take it away, Mick...