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.


Where Things Come From

I will make 1000 today. This is my daily mantra as it is for most. Yesterday I fell short, but there are those days. Alas, life conspires to make up for these shortfalls, presenting opportunities for plot and wonder. Yesterday while waiting for the hydraulic lifts and yardies to splash the Pearson (putting the boat in the water finally) strange events unfolded. Sitting under the braced hull a group of French-speaking Rastafarians (I assumed Dominican) pulled up in a v8 Durango. Full-blown Rasta, faint traces of sweet funky on the breeze. Now this is something that you typically don't see at Port Annapolis. Coasties on patrol took notice too. Hmm.