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.


Places Where I've Almost Died - Entry Number One: Anahola Bay, Kauai

Maybe it's my age, but yesterday I started thinking about places where I've almost died. We've all had the those brushes with the "off" switch. Sometimes it's as simple as dodging a crosswalk or perhaps electing to pass on the fresco chicken in a third world hell hole. Not that I lead any far out, gonzo lifestyle but gee whiz there have been some moments. When I started cataloging them, man, they add up. Hey, guardian angel? Let me buy you a round. Onward.