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.


The Chomsky Jones

This morning, I confess, I really-really miss writing about my slacker hero, Charlie Byrne. To be honest, I really miss writing about his one-eyed, rat-hunting feline, Chomsky. But, hey, I swore off writing Charlie Byrne stories for at least a year...maybe longer...because they're so damn distracting. Other crap nipping at my ankles. The massive, emotional-investing rewrite. The tale about the cocktail party burglar/betrayal. That basement hydroponic farm idea. Edits. Onward.