Purple suit, junkie lover

Her plan took her back to his shop one afternoon – for the bookstore, she knew, was a time-honoured place for the acting out of romantic fancies – at a time when she knew he was most likely to be in attendance himself, reading at the counter, or perhaps arranging and rearranging the Bukowskis in the window for maximum visual effect.

‘Purple Suit, Junkie Lover’ is an urban fairytale of late-twentieth century bookstores and opshops.


Highly commended, HQ / Flamingo Short Story Competition (Australia) 1998


‘Purple Suit, Junkie Lover’ appeared in online literary journal Turbine 02 (2002).

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