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    Help with Title

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by A.M.P., Jul 15, 2014.

    I know this is a strange request but I am lost.
    I never ever have issues with making up good titles but this time I have zero idea on what to name my piece.

    This is for my current project that I've been keeping track of in my progress journal.

    It's the tale of a father who kidnaps his son and they one day find themselves in an abandoned carnival at night. The father isn't the best father, and lets his son wander around by himself where he meets two characters that both want him to leave his father so they can give him a better life though the son is unsure of their true intentions and his loyalty to his father has only just began to crack.

    All I can come up with is "Night at the Carnival" which is a lame title (As the setting has little to do with the themes and story)

    Can I request people to shout ideas or keywords? I need some sort of inspiration...

    /heads to deviantart
     
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    Is there a particular phrase from your work that you like? You could use that.
     
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    Hmm... That's not bad..
    I could totally Fallout Boy it!
    I do in my other stories, why not this?!

    You, dear sir, are a genius of an irreproachable caliber!
     
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    All Is Fair In Fatherhood

    (alliteration; rhythmic septuple 2-2-3 meter; pun on "fair")

    Bonus: there are no Google results for that exact phrase. (Well, now there will be. :p)
     
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    "Carnival Choices"
     
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    Need more info. Who are these two other characters?

    Is this more about the father or the son?

    (Sounds like a great idea, btw)
     
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    It's more about the son, it's all from his PoV.
    Basically, his father isn't well and resorted to kidnap the son from his mother as he runs away from his doctors.
    Off his meds, they travel toward Maryland and end up passing the night at an abandoned carnival on route 2.
    The son loves his father and makes excuses for his odd behavior and terrible and dangerous parenting skills. The two strangers he meets, promise him a better life and try to show him how bad his father really is and how truly sick he is in every encounter. Eventually, the son has to choose, one stranger or the other, return to his mother, continue a life of adventure, and/or help his father somehow.

    The two strangers aren't fully human. Sort of. They don't have real names and don't really fit in with the world around them. They're there for the son, whether he wished it or not.
    It could be all in the son's head or it could be real. It's never shown in the story as the son is a child so he just goes with it, mostly.
     
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    Wanderings
    Route 2 Carnival
    So Be It
    The Father Escapades
    This Home I Choose (home as in where one belongs ... not synonymous with house)
     

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