Nov/Dec 2020 • Vol. XLII No. 6 |

An Excerpt from “The Burning Bush”

Read a micro-conversation with the author here.                                                         . . . I learned They suffer here who sinned in carnal things— Their reason mastered by desire, suborned.      —Dante, Inferno, Canto V Nora Serafini had a toy cash register made of cheap, painted tin. The register was about one-quarter the size of a real one, but it worked, popping numbers up in a small window, ringing a shrill bell each time the money drawer slid open. Her brothers and I were playing Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots just across the living room. Mark was handling the Blue Bomber while the younger Chris and I alternated turns with the Red Rocker, trying our very be

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Dinty W. Moore is author of the memoir Between Panic & Desire, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction and many other books. He has published essays and stories in Georgia Review, Harpers, New York Times Magazine, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He edits Brevity, a journal of flash nonfiction, and lives in Athens, Ohio, where he grows heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions.

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