Like an explosion to the senses, a deafening screech ripped through the silence from behind him. He spun on his heels toward the sound as something, that felt like a shot from a cannon, hit him in the chest. He pulled the trigger and a shot rang out to nowhere from his shotgun as he landed on his back. The recoil sent the gun flying from his hand. He hit with a thud as the weight that had knocked him over blasted the air from his lungs and pushed him into the snow.
He opened his eyes gasping for a new breath. A black rat like face is what stared back. Across the bridge of its nose were two thin, horizontal, yellow, slits that stared back into his eyes. The yellow glow lit up the rest of its virtually hairless face. The toothless mouth of the creature opened letting a laugh echo through the woods. The inside of its mouth looked like chewing gum stretched between the roof of its mouth and its jaw with a hole in the middle. The stink of necrotic flesh emanated from the creature’s mouth forcing him to turn his head away. Looking to his right, he realized that he had three large claws dug deep into his shoulder. He looked toward the other side letting the realization of what was happening wash over him.
He tried to move with no success. The pain began to bleed through the shock. He then realized that he had claws dug all the way through his shoulders that protruded into the ground. ‘I’m pinned’ was the only thing he had time to think before the beast twisted the claws in his shoulders. Pain fired through his whole body like a lightning bolt as the urge to scream flooded his mind. he opened his mouth to yell in pain. before a sound could escape, the hole in the creature’s gummed mouth spat out a long pink protrusion. The pink “tongue” shot into his open mouth and down his throat. The urge to vomit was destroyed by the searing pain of sharp spikes that appeared in his throat. With a quick, sharp, jerk the “tongue” flew from his throat, followed by a blood filled cough. He tried to scream but the only sound that escaped his mouth was a faint gurgle of blood in the back of his throat.
The rat-faced beast pulled the claws from his shoulders. There was a sucking sound as it pulled its tongue back into its mouth and swallowed hard. It grabbed his hand and began to drag him. Between the coughs of blood and cringes of pain he could only whisper, as he was drug slowly through the woods.
*FYI I have replaced the name of the victim with him and his to avoid spoiling anything. Feel free to leave feedback and let me know what you think.