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.



There's been some grumbling about mediocrity at USNA lately. But come May everybody likes a good show of firepower and skill. Blue Angels today. The shot there at left is some of the BAs ripping up the Severn River near my house, right above what one Midshipman told me is "the Oh-Shit" bridge. Oh shit because the bridge crosses right into the academy. Traffic will be screwed, but such is the spectacle. Me, I'm blowing out to go sailing.