A squirrel, I thought at first, or maybe a groundhog or someone’s cat.

I realized how wrong I was just as I cursed myself for not paying attention, for almost running down an animal just as that unknown driver had run down Hector in front of my house…

The dark shape stopped in a pool of shadow cast by the trees on the side of the road.  It was small, a bit larger than a cat, and it stood motionless, facing away from me, down the road ahead.

Then it turned its head, looked at me without turning its body.


My breathing caught.  I reflexively mashed the accelerator pedal.  The car jolted forward, scattering gravel behind.

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