I would like some help finding a story. I read this story in a library over a decade ago, so I don't think it's a new story.
I believe it was a science fiction short story. It might have been illustrated in black and white.
I think it was written with a third person narrator. Sort of abstract writing. It might even have been written like a long poem. No characters had names, or at least none were really a protagonist with fleshed out personality.
Plot I can remember:
Scientists are working on a large machine or computer that will make a huge discovery when turned on. The discovery is described as making a rip in dimensions. There are countless monsters and creatures waiting on the other side in a different dimension, waiting for the machine to be turned on and to enter our world and cause havoc. Then, as if the universe or nature is feeling this approaching doom or unnatural disturbance to the order of the universe, animals gather at the facility. maybe rabbits and mice - and they chew through the cables and wires of the computer. Then the machine doesn't work when turned on, and doom is averted. The creatures were also nameless, only referred to as beings or nightmares or creatures or some other word evocative of sentience and danger but not specific or a name. Like a general beings of eldritch horror? The scientists don't know they are there so they have no name for them.
It ends with a feeling of "doom was averted this time but the creatures are always waiting to be unleashed."
Unfortunately I can't remember anything more specific than that. I remember it felt like a Ray Bradbury story or older science fiction in the way it was short, not necessarily a happy ending, and third person.
I think it may be an older story because it evokes a feeling of "new science discoveries unleashing unknown horror and humanity should be careful" that a lot of stories explored after the atom bomb was made. I guess that's just science fiction in general, probing the pitfalls of robots, space travel, and new technology.