A Novel by Ted Fiolek

Bourbon Billy

Dumpster Diving


Dante was up to his neck in trash in the dumpster behind the offices of Bates & Swisher Equities. Bates & Swisher shared the dumpster with a gynecologist, a real estate sales office and a pizzeria. Dante’s main worry was running into a raccoon rummaging for scraps from the pizzeria. Bates & Swisher was the only business to use black contractor bags, so they were easy to find. Dante tossed three of the black bags from the dumpster and left the forth, so it wouldn't look suspicious in the morning in case anyone from the office was particularly alert.