Tag: Ainslee’s Magazine

  • O. Henry’s Morphine Overdose, Pay-Scale, and Advice to Writers

    Recently, while on recon for Book Patrol, I discovered Fog in Santone, a short story by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter, 1862-1910) set in San Antonio Texas and loaded with morphine. In it, O. Henry limns the nexus of tuberculosis, desperate sufferers, and drug addiction amongst the sick and ‚Äúsporting class” with lighthearted morbidity. In…