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.


Four Twenty

Well, there's your date.  Lots of bad things happened on this day in history. King James II attacks Derry, Columbine, Hitler being born, Deepwater Horizon (been watching a lot of PR spin on that last one--a stunning, full-court press of bullshit there--hint: just because a glass of water looks like a glass of water, that doesn't mean it's not full of poison...and the surfer footage in Pensecola, BBC? Please. I have a sneaky suspicion that was from a file...), etc. Of course, there's the other connotation of that sequence of numbers. Whaaaa? Oh, c'mon...look it up. Jesus. Be careful out there, people. Onward.