Sarah's Queen Anne Bar and Sometime Interplanetary Travel Agency by Margaret E. Castle
Approx. 5,720 words.
Published on November 23, 2012 by
Sarah's bar doubles as an interplanetary waystation for visiting aliens. When a cat, a crow and a four-foot blob of talking green goo walk into the bar, and the gooball informs Sarah and her otherworldly bartender that it needs transportation off Earth right now (or the Earth is doomed -- of course), her only recourse is the emergency portal in the basement. The one she calls "The Vortex of Hell."