Ugh Titles. Even though I put a lot of thought into titles, I'm not very good at them usually. I use plays on common sayings or titles a lot; I consider it cheating a little, but they sound good to me. And I used to start many titles with "The". It was mentioned somewhere on the boards (probably by dub) that you shouldn't do that, so I stopped. (It must have been around January 08, cuz that's the last time a title starts with "The"
One of my favorite titles was used as an example (which made me turn somersaults!) "Unquenched"
says so much about the character, physically, mentally, emotionally, and it was a rare "pop" - it popped into my head immediately when I started to think about a title, and I knew it was a keeper.
"GATOR IN THE 'HOOCH"
- Yes, it is in all caps - a no-no -- except when I REALLY MEAN TO BE HOLLERING! It was no accident.
This was the only title that came before the story. I heard a news-teaser saying (seriously) "Gator in the 'Hooch! - stay tuned for the story at 11". I looked at my husband and said, "What an awesome story title. I can't NOT write about that." So I did. I made it work for the topic, and even worked that very news-teaser into the story. And it was one of my few EC's.
I like "The Roar of the Dandelions"
- a play on "The Roar of the Crowd", and a lion roaring. I thought it was clever - although I don't know if it was effective in drawing crowds (roaring or otherwise)
My third choice has a typo in the TITLE!
It was supposed to be "From Scritch Scritch to Scratch
". I like the alliteration, plus it tells the basic plot, ending included, but not in a way that people would immediately recognize.