"The Long Kiss" was published in the anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues.
About this story, author Clay Sanger says, "I have a special love for scoundrels. Where the line between hero and villain gets blurry, anything is possible. That's what makes them such compelling characters. When you root for the bad guy, you never know what you're going to get. 'The Long Kiss' is fundamentally a story about choices and consequences. Scoundrels by nature are well versed in that equation. Staying ahead in that calculation is how they pay the bills, after all. But sometimes ambition and deceit muddies the waters. Desire and desperation become perfect poisons. Duty and honor turn to guilt and wrath. Rising up and crumbling down, 'The Long Kiss' is a tale where all of these collide in gold and blood."
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Karma went beyond the call of duty in this story! Such a short story but worth the listen.
MacLeod Andrews if amazing as usual. 💖
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Originally appearing in the Blackguards Anthology, The Long Kiss is a story about a man that is fleeing his past, a past which includes betrayal, murder, and a whole lot of gold. It's a short listen at 35 minutes, and is delightfully dark.
Macleod Andrew does a fantastic job performing this little tale.