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.


Not So Happy

Finally the Netflix cue bumped in my favor and dropped this film on my doorstep. Been wanting to see this movie for a while. Exquisitely shot, but utterly devastating. Big fan of Iñárritu and who doesn't dig Bardem? Yeah, I knew what the story was about and technically you could say it's a crime story, but the criminal elements are secondary to the overwhelming human heartbreak and scrabbling despair of the characters. If you're looking for a pick-me-up you might want to rent, I don't know, something else. Anything actually.