Rat A Tat Tat by Mark Thornton
Approx. 7,580 words.
Published on March 8, 2010.
A fairytale for grownups:
For the mouse Muse, the town has a million problems—each one is a rat. Tonight, they catch her, and she’s barely saved by a boy named Kirk.
But the whole town needs saving—the plague is spreading (a million rats, duh!). Kirk tries, only to find himself under attack by a different kind of rat.
Then an unseen power playing ethereal music intervenes.