Thousands of Stories Are Waiting For You…

…in The Agony Column of the Times, 1800-1870, collected by Alice Clay, at the Internet Archive.

If you were lacking in story ideas, you lack no more!

Tuesday, November 10, 1850: E.R.C.—CONSENTS.

Saturday, January 4, 1851: P.P.P. is implored, for mercy’s sake, to WRITE AGAIN. If not, your wretched father will be a maniac, and your poor unhappy mother will die brokenhearted.

Monday, January 27, 1851: To C.—it’s all right; the danger you apprehended is stopped; nothing is known; every difficulty shall be removed; you are freely forgiven; come without a moment’s delay.—J.

Tuesday, July 1, 1851: YES, ELLEN.

Friday, November 18, 1853: A.G.B., 50th.—The POPLARS are Desolate now, and Dangerous Point very unattractive. You see we fulfill the promise.—A—a A—s.

Thursday, Janaury 12, 1854: WHY SHAVE?

Saturday, October 6, 1855: J.B.R.—The MONKEY is HOME. Where is the Man of Ross.—G.G.

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.