Scouts by Jarrett Rush
Play cops and monsters with Jackson Cane and the rest of the Freak Police.
They're cops, sort of. Cane and his coworkers chase certain undesirables back to where they belong. Back through the portal in a dark alleyway. Back to their own dimension. Back home. Cane's the best of the bunch, but his next cases are going to bring him face to face with someone he's not sure he wants to see again, with creatures he's never seen before, and something he's only heard stories about.
In his second adventure, Jackson Cane spots a trio of suspicious 20-somethings eating noodles at Charlie Chan's Kung Food. His instincts tell him something's wrong. When he sees the same trio later, Cane finds out his instincts couldn't have been more right -- and that's bad news for him and the rest of the Freak Police. Because these young ones are only the first wave of something bigger, and the Freak Police may not be ready for that kind of fight.
This 13,000-word story is the second in the series of Jackson Cane adventures.