Over the last couple of years I've had a dozen or so very short stories published here and there (oh, and this one yesterday on 1000 words) and I'm hoping to bring out a collection of short fiction as an ebook. Trouble is, I'm really struggling to come up with a title.
Along with mistaken identity and a couple of domestic stories where somebody's earth shifts - or fails to - there are a couple of supernatural stories. Common themes to them all are shifting reality, things or people seeming one thing but being another, uncertain ground, misconceptions.
My options are:
- Come up with a title that encapsulates common themes but doesn't refer to a particular story. 'None of the above' seemed to fit
- Choose a representative story's title as the collection title. 'Brother - killed by radiator' is the most intriguing title in the collection.
- Think of a good, quirky title for it and write a brief story using that title
Other possible story titles I could use are: Kitchen Sink, Parallel Conservatory, Birdsong Tinitus, Prosthetic Granny...
Your thoughts, as ever would be welcome... any bright ideas, any of the covers or titles mentioned leap out as great or shite?