Urban shorts and flash fiction focusing on "black" lives: those of minorities, the marginalised and people outside of mainstream society. The stories (1,200 words or less) are multi-ethnic, multi-genre, multi-style and multi-national. In this collection, you'll meet a pool hustler, a student with a lousy summer job, a man accosted by a local crazy, a teenage girl waiting for her shoplifting friend, an industry-screwed rapper, a homeless man with dreams like everybody else, a drunk gangster with a gun to his head, a young man with a new crush his mother doesn't approve of, a bimbo out to conquer the world . . . and more.