I am hoping someone can help me locate this short story.
I only remember that a man is boarding up the windows and doors in his London flat , reminiscent of Night of the Living Dead. Meanwhile, his cat sits on the bed, staring intently at a very small hole in the wall, while the man continues working.
Every once in a while, the man checks out a small slat in the wood beams he has nailed up, to check outside. In the darkened alley outside, there are giant rats swarming, 3 feet long or more. Here and there the story drops hints about this invasion of London by giant rats that is going on, and theories about where they are from, as the man continues working.
I never got to finish reading this, but this was a very interesting premise and I’d definitely want to get this book (it was a collection of short stories, but I am not sure of the year…may have been listed as a “horror” collection, although it did have a Sci-fi slant to it)