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.


325 x 10

Talking to myself. 325 x 10 = 3250. Time 180 minutes. The word count goal for today. The clock. 10 pages maybe if I'm lucky. No idea what will happen or what the plot is but if I don't get this idea off my plate I can't move forward. 4 characters scratch in the corners of my head, scenes dangle yet to be fused. No nets. Why do I do this to myself? This is the charge for Monday. UPDATE: Brain blew up at 1632. Forgot to stretch.