Fifth Squashed Cat, The
The Fifth Squashed Cat is roadside fantasy set in modern day. The protagonist is Sheila who is driving to New Mexico with her co-worker Cheryl. On their way they meet a hitchhiker called Dougie who teaches them something magical about dead cats.
- The story first appeared in the anthology Xanadu II in 1994, reprinted in 1996.
- Reprinted in the Inheritance (anthology) in 2011.
- A Dutch translation (title?) published in 2012 in De verhalen.
- A French translation Le Cinquième Chat écrasé in L’Héritage et autres nouvelles first published in 2012, reprinted in 2013.