David Cohen grew up in Perth and now lives in Brisbane. His short fiction has appeared in The Big Issue, Meanjin, Southerly, and elsewhere. In 2016 his short-story collection The Hunter & Other Tales of Men was shortlisted in the Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. His novel Fear of Tennis was published by Black Pepper in 2007. His second novel, Disappearing off the Face of the Earth, will be published by Transit Lounge in 2017.
'Common Foot Complaints' was published in Sport.
As he contemplated the half-completed project, he noticed a young woman walking past the house, beach towel draped over one shoulder, canvas bag hanging from the other. He was struck by two things – her beauty, and her Nike Air Max trainers.
Carlos, who used to work here, had a really distinctive laugh – a loud, prolonged, quite maniacal laugh. Interesting in a way, when you think about what happened to him.
So I name my company after myself: S. A. TAN’S CARPET CLEANING. But the sign-writer is like, ‘There’s not enough space on the side of the van.’