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.


This Weekend: WAL*MART

Sounds weird but this past weekend was the very first time I've ever set foot in an actual WAL*MART. Not kidding. I know it's strange seeing that I wrote a story for the Discount Noir anthology last year which was set in a WAL*MART (okay a Mega-Mart, lest we get sued by the Walton family). All discount stores are pretty much the same, but still it felt weird. What was I there for? Believe it or not I was buying Coors beer (not light). Got to get a Kindle soon so I can get myself a copy of the Discount Noir Anthology. I'm so slow on the technology curve.