Choose Your Favorite Title!

SignumBadge_300x90Here we are, only 3 days into NaNoWriMo, and I’m already breaking my resolution to stay away from social media and blogging for a month. But I need your vote! Robyn Stone and I are compiling the e-book with the winners of Signum University’s “Almost an Inkling” Creative Writing contest, and we need to choose a title. Please vote on your favorite title below and/or suggest your own in the comments! Thanks. Whatever title we use, we will also have the subtitle: Prize-Winning Flash Fiction and Short-Form Poetry from Signum University’s 2015 “Almost an Inkling” Creative Writing Contest.

Pod Plots
Sad Little Stories
Sparks and Quarks
Miniature Myths
Microcosmic Mythopoeia
The Soul of Wit
(or, Brevity, the Soul of Wit)
Stories in the Space Between “Tick” and “Tock”
(from Anne Whitver’s “Never Trust a Clock”)
A Word Against the Wild (from Karl’s Persson’s sonnet “Deconstruction”)
Succulent Ritual Tidbits (From Stacy Ericson’s “Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow”)
The Tiniest of Noises (from “It’s a Girl” by Alexis Heit)
We’re Sorry. Did You Think this Was a Game? (From Jessica Katrowitz’s mystery “Text-Based”)
Ponder These Things in your Heart (from Laura Crouse’s “The Sisters of Protection Skete”)

About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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24 Responses to Choose Your Favorite Title!

  1. I like the Soul of Wit, with a subtitle. Well done.

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  2. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    How about, “Press, and Go Small” (alluding to Masefield’s fantasy novel, The Box of Delights: or, perhaps, even “Press, and Go Small, Like a Box of Delights”)?

    “Micrographia” might wrong-foot the (science) historians…

    Of those suggested, I agree with Brenton – though I incline a bit to the variant form, “Brevity, The Soul of Wit”.


  3. Hanna says:

    I like “Miniature Myths” because it’s short (I usually prefer short book/movie titles over long ones) and seems to get more to the point of what’s actually in the book, but then “A Word Against the Wild” sounds nobler and more interesting, especially since it’s a line that actually occurs in the book. If pressed to pick just one, I would go with “A Word Against the Wild.” 🙂


  4. Richard Johnston says:

    I like “Sparks and Quarks”

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  5. Richard Johnston says:

    I think “Spatks and Quarks” is short, snappy, and gives a sensation of sudden hidden oddities.

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  6. jubilare says:

    Reblogged this on jubilare and commented:
    Help pick a title for Mythgard Institute’s Writing Contest e-book!

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  7. “Soul of Wit” would be my first choice although “Sparks and Quarks” runs a close second.(But that second one may be more for minds that grab the weird, quirky, and humorous whereas the first invites those to ponder, as well as chuckle – and probably appeals to those who do read and enjoy language / thought and word play)

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  8. jubilare says:

    Just to complicate matters further (I never can leave well-enough alone) I also love “Succulent Ritual Tidbits” and, despite it’s length, “We’re Sorry. Did You Think this Was a Game?”

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    • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

      I did like ‘Succulent Tidbits’, too, but wondered about the ‘Ritual’ (is prosody always ritual, in some sense?) – and, I’m afraid, ‘succulent’ too often makes me think, willy nilly, of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party.

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  9. LarkLeaf says:

    The Soul of Wit would be my first choice….Miniature Myths a close second. 🙂

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  10. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    My consultant physicist thinks “Sparks and Quarks” is misleading (for the particle and the dairy product senses), and, perhaps rather unattractively, suggests “Quirks by Berks” (possibly, if one insists on dragging in particle physics, “Strange & Charming Quirks by Berks”)..


  11. robstroud says:

    I agree that Miniature Myths is the most description, and the left side of my brain votes for that. As for the right side… Sad Little Stories piques my curiosity more than anything else…


  12. I like Miniature Myths – I’d pick that up on Amazon even if I didn’t have the subtitle to tell me what it was!


  13. I like Soul of Wit but I must admit
    I too like Pod Plots more than a little bit.


  14. I’ll vote for “A Word against the Wild.”


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