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Vespers
Author(s):
Rovin, Jeff
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Date:
1998
ISBN:
0-312-96993-7
Cause:
Toxic Waste/Pollution
Creatures:
Living Mammals
Submitted by:
Mike Riley (02/14/04)
My Rating:
3 Scars
3 Scars
 
Excerpt:
"I said go!" she yelled at the officers up ahead. Just then Rhodes saw something move in the blackness. It was directly behind the two officers. As a bat crept under her neck and gnawed at her chin, the sergeant yelled for the officers to turn around. Officers Lord and Nicco spun. Driving her chin into her chest to stop the pain, Rhodes grabbed her high-intensity light and swung it around. The bloody arm of a man had slipped from an overhead girder. She watched as the rest of his body followed slowly. The bloody corpse fell headfirst and landed heavily on the track bed, face down. Black dust clouded around the body and puffed up through a massive hole in the center. With a growl, Rhodes snatched the tenacious bat from her raw chin. She wadded it like waste paper, squeezed hard, and threw it down just as something else appeared behind the officers.

Rhodes squinted ahead and stared. The apparition was just outside the glow of the light, and she tried to make it out. Drops of blood were spattered across it like stars. Its eyes were dull crimson, and its teeth were like red ice. There was the hint of what looked like a nose, two damp, oblong gashes sloping upward and outward from the mouth. . The shape was there for only a moment. Two objects, like great hooks, glistened and shot forward. They impaled Officers Lord and Nicco and lifted them off their feet. The two men hung several feet up for a moment, trembling, then were thrown down. The hooks and wings flashed up into the blackness, and then the teeth and eyes vanished.”


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