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.


Dim Sum Gone

Bummer. My favorite area dim sum joint closed. Found out the hard way by showing up with my expectant kids, all ramped up and pining for steamed BBQ pork buns and taro root cakes. Sucks. Now I have to find a new place. My youngest was so sad, we ended up talking about adaptation and exploring new places. She has that wild wire in her. "You mean I can try a whole bunch of places until we find the right one?" "Yep." "I can handle that." Onward.