Kieran Shea, who contributed a Charlie Byrne story for the first issue of Needle, said he’s putting the character on the shelf for a long time.
Kieran: I’ve had some luck with Charlie over the last two years (almost twenty plus stories and my first serious attempt at a novel). He was the first character someone actually took to print and I think I’ve become way too attached to him. Why? Charlie is easy and unfortunately easy means negative growth as a writer.
As he says, Charlie has been many places, including the upcoming Beat To A Pulp anthology.
Be sure to check out his final story here.
We’ll miss you Charlie Byrne. Get some rest.