“This,” he displayed between thumb and forefinger a small sphere which glowed, as if lit from within, “is a key. The key, in fact. It has lain in a secret place for over 1,000 Earther years. From the time, in fact, when it was supposed to be used the first time. But now I am informed by the backers that its moment has come for certain.”
“What does it do?” Jason asked.
“In short it ties up a lot of loose ends.”
“A McGuffin,” Jason suggested.
(from Armageddon The Musical by Robert Rankin)
8½*/10. The complete review is here.