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Doug Dorst

Doug Dorst lives in San Francisco and teaches at Stanford. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, the Atlantic Unbound, and ZYZZYVA. His first novel is forthcoming from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

— From September 2003

Jumping Jacks

Let it burn, Bunk says again, and the deadness in his voice scares you. His mesmerized stare at the flames licking, crackling, devouring — that scares you, too. You don’t understand the hypnotic allure of destruction.

September 2003
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