I read a short story years ago and don't remember what it was called. It was about a man in a desert who had heard about strange creatures that were likely to come after you and if they bit you their teeth would never let go - I think they looked like papery old skin ... inevitably the story ended with the man seeing them approaching and presumably meeting a nasty end. Does anyone know the title or the author please ?
Sounds like it could be Anthony Boucher's "They Bite," a wonderfully creepy little story. Here's a taste:
You see," the young man began, "the desert's so big you can't be alone in it. Ever notice that? It's all empty and there's nothing in sight but, there's always something moving over there where you can't quite see it. It's something very dry and thin and brown, only when you look around it isn't there. Ever see it?"