Hello! I need a theme for a short story. The goal is for it to be a dark romantic, like Edgar Allen Poe or Nathaniel Hawthorne. It may include one of the seven deadly sins. It is not to be a finished story, only to reach the conflict. My original idea was to be about a woman in espionage, perhaps an American spy in the USSR post WWII... or something of that sort. But I haven't the fainted idea how to go about it. Throw some ideas at me? Thanks!