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.


Perspective 1956, SUMO

In 1956 Elvis Presley entered the US music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel" followed shortly thereafter by a slew of classics. Pretty cool, huh? I only mention this because, wow, eleven years after WWII where 72 freakin' million people died (collectively, I'm including starvation, disease, both sides, atrocities, etc.), people were rockin' out to the King. My point? Well, you've probably figured it out and if not, I can't help you.  S.U.M.O. 

Onward. Please.