In 2007, Ms. MacDonald passed away and Auntie Helga took over the editorship. In my opinion, the quality of the material went south from that point. There had been some fishy letters before, but since the takeover, most of the content seemed, at least in my opinion, to be made up. Another change that the new editor brought on was making the archive of back issues available only against payment.
Inspired by these changes, I started writing fake letters to Petticoat Discipline Quarterly - always with the intent to send them, but in the end I never did. The letters are, or at least should be, basically stories in a very concentrated form. Accordingly, they were very exciting to write, but also took a lot of time, time that could have been spent writing actual stories, so I eventually stopped writing them. Looking at my archive with dozens of pages of those unfinished letters, I can't help but regret the time wasted... However, it turns out that one can find an occasional finished letter among the garbage, so as I'm probably not going to send them to Auntie Helga (the one time I did send her something, it took her months to publish it), I might as well post them here.
Older brother under younger sister's thumb