"Wages and Sin"
by Saladin Ahmed and Vanesa R. Del Rey with Shawn Lee
For this meditative final week of a difficult year, Copper Bottle is pleased to present “Wages and Sin,” a self-contained tale of regrets, resolutions, and difficult choices by myself and Vanesa R. Del Rey with Shawn Lee.
“Wages and Sin” is an adaptation of a prose short story I published some years ago, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how perfectly Vanesa’s noirish style elevates my Arab American answer-back to Indiana Jones.
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Oh that's so good!!
Questions: What are the particulars of the prose short story you wrote? Was it published? Will the short story version ever be shared on here (I’d be thrilled!)?