"Sirius" by Ben Peek
Clarkesworld 63, Dec 2011
The kind of somber tale that Clarkesworld excels in. "Sirius" is a cautionary tale about encounters with between cultures that think they're clever and those that believe they are superior. The Humans in this story think they're clever enough to swim with the big fish, but, eventually, there is a failure of process with catastrophic results. Underneath it is a moral about having done to you what you've done to others.
A thoughtful piece. You can hear it here or read it here.