The Bookstore was written for a Flash Fiction competition in the space of 55 hours. The rules were:
A max. of 500 words.
Your story must take place in a LIBRARY or BOOKSTORE (you can choose which)
Your story must include AT LEAST SIX of the following 20 words:
After reading the criteria, I was drawn back to the story Machine Three which I'd written a few months previously. I decided to write The Bookstore as a story that would follow on from Machine Three. I hope you enjoy it.