Hello everybody. Here’s a little sampling from my finished piece that I hope to have published. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.
Owen stepped out into the hallway. From the other side of the hallway entrance doors, came a clicking sound, there was a steady rhythm to it. Jack and Owen moved closer to the doors, the clicking grew louder. “Something’s coming.” Owen said putting his hand on Jack’s shoulder.
The clicking stopped. Something was blocking part of the light from under the door. The door began slowing inching open. Black obsidian claws, with gore encrusted tips made their way through the door, attached to a charcoal gray fur covered hand, that was eerily human and yet far too jointed and animal like. Next in sight was a face unlike anything either man had ever seen outside of a movie or their worst nightmares. Owen’s knees buckled and he slumped to the floor. Jack stood with his mouth gaping, as the creature’s lips pulled back and saliva dripped from strong jaws, filled with teeth yellowed and bloodstained. The lips and muzzle of the beast was matted with blood and gore. From deep within the throat of the beast came a growl and the one hand they could see gripped for purchase, preparing to spring. Owen fought for words in his throat and finally found one. “Shoot.” He said.
Jack was shaken out of his fear by the simple realization that he still had the pistol. He aimed and fired. He had not taken the proper time to aim, but the bullet struck the meat of the beast’s shoulder. The door closed as Jack saw the beast stand up and peer through the windows cut into the doors. It glared at him, with yellow eyes filled with hate and blood lust. Blood poured from the wound in its shoulder. It snarled and turned. Jack grabbed Owen by the shoulder and pulled him to his feet. “Come on.” He said. They made it through the doors in time to see the beast run and at the last minute drop to all fours and leap from the top of the fourth floor stairs to the landing of the third floor.
And there you have a little excerpt from my still unnamed piece. What did you think?