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.


Saturday/Jersey Moment/The Beaten and the Damned

Absolutely zilch to report. Thinking about writing a St. Patrick's Day story to post here, something with a cab ride from Hoboken to Manhattan or maybe the other way around. But there's got to be a leaky skyline on the horizon, a slit dawn, and something terribly wrong. I'm thinking of putting a really small shoemaker in it. Now I'm remembering seeing the Pogues in Times Square. Brain burp. Wait! Jersey City, some stuff I don't want to talk about and, well, these kids when no one would give them a break. Yeah, no one wanted them, but they had guts and fire after the world fell apart and I like them for that and I don't care if you don't.