David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

Title meme

Pick five, or ten, or more, of your fic titles. List them in your journal and explain how you came up with each one. Post this prompt as well, so that the meme spreads.

I only have five finished stories, so that's pretty easy:

"New Year's Kiss" was my first story. Written for the challenge of the same name on the Bludhaven list. I think the challenge was for drabbles; I busted the word limit by about 1400 words. Go me.

"The Last Temptation of Alfred" is an obvious reference to The Last Temptation of Christ. No real rationale there; just thought it was kind of funny.

"Measured Out in Coffee Spoons" came from my misremembering a quote from Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:" "Do I dare / Disturb the universe? / In a minute there is time / For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. / For I have known them all already, known them all:-- / Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, / I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; / I know the voices dying with a dying fall / Beneath the music from a farther room. / So how should I presume?" The unremembering Jay has only teaspoonfulls of memory to measure out, so I suppose the inadvertent word change fits.

"Jason and Me" was the only story I had a title for before I started writing. nos4a2no9, who did a great beta job on this one, suggested "Christopher Robin is Six Forever" as an alternate title. I considered it, but decided sticking with the original was the way to go.

And "Escape Artistry" is pretty self-explanatory. It refers to Batman: to the skill he teaches, and to what, emotionally, he does.
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