I remember seeing Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind...either they trimmed the bejesus out of it or time was warped through a wormhole. Yeah it was long and bloody and great, but not six hours. I would remember six hours in a cramped theater seat. Glad to hear the brevity is back, Sam, just like the good old days--plays like Cowboy Mouth, Red Cross, The Rock Garden. You know, a lot of thriller writers out there could learn a thing or two about Sam's new commitment to speed. I mean, really, just shut the hell up already, all right? As the Crime Prince of Galway (Ken Bruen) once said, "GET ON WITH IT!!!" Oh. And I guess it's Valentine's Day so here's a little Irish grind for you: My Bloody Valentine. Heard they're back together, but rumors come and go. Press play and feel the tidal wave of sound.
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 ...as 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.