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 ...as 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.
Thursday: Pretty Much
Lots of anger. Not believing this and that in a piece that held so much promise. Want to dump the whole thing in the trash but I won't. Just need a slash here. Maybe an amputation there. Nifty opening that had that rhythm and it needs to go. Bye-bye. Some day in the future there will be an intelligent avatar who you'll be able to feed fledgling fiction to, an intelligent avatar that will say, come on...you're better than that. Until then, h-e-a-d-a-c-h-e-s. Then again it could be this summer cold making me feel rotten. Onward.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 7/29/2010 10:28:00 AM