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.



Done. Done, done, doneski. All the neighborhood snowblowers are shot. People are snapping at each other, and the shovel is nearly a "u". Expect to lose power shortly with winds kicking up w/ 50 mph gusts. But why are there songbirds (Robins, Jays, etc.) outside? Paged birder and mystery writer Bill Cameron yesterday. Apparently some migratory birds come back early to establish territory and get first dibs on holly berries and Spring grub, especially if the south is experiencing a mild winter. It's a gamble and sometimes, well, these greedy buggers get screwed. Sounds so familiar. Everybody is confused. Trying to finish this 6K piece involving shotgunned rock salt in close quarters and might have to use (gasp!) a piece of paper and this thing called an iPen. Keeping with the panic theme here's some WSP.