Title Tangents is hosted by Genie in a Book
Here are the rules, as written by Eugenia:
- Every two weeks there will be a list of 5-10 books whose titles you have to somehow integrate into a paragraph of ~ 200 words. This is just a rough guide, if you are a little under/over it's up to you :) (I don't think anyone is going to be sitting there counting the words on the screen, and definitely not me!)
- Highlight/use a different coloured font for the titles
- The fun thing is, it can be as whimsical or realistic, serious or downright hilarious - the situations those titles find themselves have endless possibilities. The characters, settings, and whether there's dialogue or not are entirely your choices
- Take a screenshot/type up your paragraph
- Link back to Genie In A Book with the blog banner on your post
- There will be an optional theme each week, such as book titles from a particular genre, author, series etc. which I'll put to a vote.
My Title Tangents
They all fall down--the pieces of sky--shattering into oblivion. They call this the New Genesis, but I know what's really happening. Our world is slowly disappearing--piece by piece. And I'm torn. Do I stay with The Protected? My family? They say that blood is thicker than water, but I think I've already made up my mind. I finger the crumpled paper in my hand, playing the words over in my head. I've memorized them by heart:
It's lonely up here, from where I watch you. I would have stayed with you, if I had my choice. But they'll always see me as the boy in the skin of a monster. You're the only person I'll miss.
And, Lia, if you ever miss me--and that might be too much to hope for--just look up. And know I'll be waiting for you.
I blink hard, fighting tears. I have to do this, not for Noah, but for myself. So what happens now? I go.
738 days. In 738 days I will see my family again.
If all goes well.
Thank you, Eugenia, for hosting! That was a lot of fun. Despite what looked like a lot of contemporary titles, I decided to go the dystopian route! Did you do title tangents? If you did, feel free to leave a link to your post below!