Dumpsters--Emmy L. Gant

Photo Copyright: Emmy L Gant

Here we all are for another week. Today we’re sitting on virtual folding chairs in the virtual parking lot of a block of flats. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious writer and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this  week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Emmy L Gant. Thanks, Emmy.

To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


My Uncle John is a dumpster diver. He’s found lots of usable stuff. Today he came to the parking lot of our block of flats to dive.

Mom asked me this morning, “Billy, have you seen the dog. He usually eats at this time. Look for him will you?’

Mom worries because our neighbor, Mr. Backus, hates Skipper. He’s threatened us to keep Skipper away from his place.

Uncle John set up his ladder and climbed to dive. He opened the lid, looked, and came back down–quick.

“I think I found Skipper,” he said.

Then he got real sick.




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20 thoughts on “THE DUMPSTER DIVE

    • Thanks, Ali. Yes, it was sad. My parents owned a Basset Hound once that was a bother to some of the neighbors. One day my dad got a call and went to find the dog laying alongside the country road with not a mark on him. I suspect it was probably poison. There was no proof. —- Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Diana. I’m pleased you thought the story a good one even though sad. You know me and how I like to experiment. It was horrible. It happens here, usually poison. The animals are left where they fall until the trash truck comes. I don’t agree with poisoning, but I understand the frustration. There are packs of feral dogs here and people sometimes get bitten. —- Suzanne

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      • You are an experimenter, Suzanne. I never know what’s next, which is great fun. Packs of feral dogs is uncommon here. It would break my heart to see them poisoned, but I can see how it becomes a safety issue 😦


      • It’s not only the biting. Some of the dogs have rabies. Also, a couple of years ago a pack of feral dogs killed a little child. In that case, a bunch of men took guns and did what they considered the needful. It’s a big problem here and isn’t being handled effectively. 😦 — Suzanne

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  1. Thanks, Rochelle. Actually, my dad’s dog was found along a country road near us. I suspect it was poison. There wasn’t a mark on him. No one even bothers to put poisoned dogs in the dumpster here. It’s really sad. Thanks for coming back and finding my story. I somehow forgot to connect with your blog this week until today. I’ve been having a lot of problems with my internet connection. —– Suzanne


  2. Oh this is so sad–I think you pull on the heartstrings of every animal lover with this one, Suzanne. I hate people who take out their grudges on innocent animals. We’ve had neighbours who poisoned our cats.


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