[Fiction] The latest installment of Simon Rich’s serialized novella, in which the pickler hero attracts attention in Williamsburg:

“I do not know his words but I sense I am starting to lose him. I decide it is good time to make pitch.

“‘Whole Foods sells pickle jar for seven. I sell for four and include all the scum.’

“I point to the scum, which has collected nicely inside top of jar. The man smiles tightly as he hands me back the jar.

“‘I’ll come back later,’ he says.

“I sigh as he rides off on bicycle. It is almost seven and still I have no sales.

“‘Pickles here!’ I scream. ‘Pickles with garlic and scum!’”