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.



Hello, wall. I'd say it was nice to see you again, to feel your grainy grooves against my broken cheek bone as I slide all the way down to my knees, but I'd be lying. Let's not kid ourselves. You're mean and you're in my way. Maybe this time you think you have me beat. Maybe. There's only so many times I can run full on before you wear me out. Okay. Just let me rest here a little bit. If you feel so kind, fall over on top of me. It would solve so many things. My heart hurts.