Slumgullion Sector by Michael Angel
Approx. 9,700 words.
Published on June 7, 2011 by
Banty Hen Publishing.
I’d been sitting at Doyle’s Clam House for an hour, and no one had gotten around to being kidnapped by aliens yet.
I had a bowl of what the guide books called the best chowder north of Bodega Bay on one side, and a redhead who’d make Raymond Chandler dive for his thesaurus on the other.
No one told me that I'd get to witness something right out of the Star Wars cantina scene that evening.