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.


Twisting: Out of the Machine

Didn't make the top slots for the latest Watery Grave contest sponsored by The Drowning Machine...but here's my entry anyway...a little Charlie Byrne story called "Delivered" on A Twist of Noir. It's what happens when you mix guns, Parliament-Funkadelic, gin, roses, a guard dog, best friends, and the process serving grind on the Jersey Shore. Oh, and per the contest parameters, there was a minor reference to baseball.