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.


No Mercy

Recently someone, I'm not saying who, poked me with the idea of doing a professional fighter/Charlie Byrne story. At first I thought, nah. Me? But then a recent conversation with a fellow Jersey lug of sorts ( a guy who bet on a few fights when he was a kid) got me thinking. Maybe a tie-in, maybe a quick buck artist, or maybe early Charlie making the moves on his best girl with ties to the scene...hmmm. This song helps the decision process. Before the big E Street sell-out, Nils, remember? Oh well. We love ya'll anyway.