Happy New Year!
I realize that I've been neglecting my shameless self-promotion, so you can look forward to a HotSheet post every Friday that links to that week's 512 Words or Fewer story.
This week, it's the ironically named "Finale," which continues the what-do-we-do-with-this-alien-artifact theme from last week ("The Forty"). If your eyes are still bloodshot from celebrating and not up to reading a whole five hundred words, you can listen to me read "Finale" while you sober up for a few minutes. Completists can also check out the liner notes for "Finale."