"Cat and Mouse" is a dark comedy short story. 3 malcontents who bully and extort their way through their miserable lives to make others lives even more miserable, come across a mysterious shopkeeper. When he fails to produce money to pay for protection, they torture his cat until he gives in and gives them something even more enjoyable than money. The drugs he gives them produce a most exquisite high and they have the party of their lives. However, everything comes with a price, and they soon get their comeuppance for their sordid activities. The story includes an excerpt from "Unholy Cult of the Blood Rose".