Black Coffee

Black Coffee, a new short story collection from the author of Sid Sanford Lives!, brews together heartsick, overcaffeinated characters and dialogue that sizzles off a greasy diner grill.

Enter a mournful veteran’s mind as he loses his grip on reality. Join an all-female extermination squad hunting down despicable men. Wait at the bar with two soul mates as they battle their stormy past and try to bring a cold love back to a boil.

These nine moving, funny, and, at times, terrifying stories explore how people meander in and out of each other’s lives, why family bonds are the hardest to navigate and break, and how hope lights a path even in the darkest of coffee cups.

Cover design: Jonathan Lee
Photo credit: Cristina Cianci

Praise for Black Coffee

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Black Coffee Essentials

Priscilla’s Revolver

  • 2 oz. bourbon

  • 1/2 oz. coffee liqueur

  • 2 dashes orange bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker or mixer.

  2. Add ice and stir.

  3. Strain into a classy cocktail glass of your choice.

  4. Add orange peels to your heart’s content.