Monday, January 18, 2016

Title Tangents

Title Tangents is hosted by Genie in a Book

Here are the rules, as written by Eugenia:
  1. 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!)
  2. Highlight/use a different coloured font for the titles
  3. 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
  4. Take a screenshot/type up your paragraph 
  5. Link back to Genie In A Book with the blog banner on your post
  6. 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.
The Titles!

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.

- N.

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!


  1. What a clever and creative challenge. I have never heard of this one before. You did a great job with the titles.

    1. Thanks, Melissa! I thought it was a fun challenge. :)

  2. Wow Ally this is such a great title tangents post! I love how you've taken a dystopian spin on the book titles and incorporated some different perspectives as well. Thanks so much for participating :)

    Eugenia @ Genie In A Book

    1. Thank you!! And thank you for hosting! It's a great idea!

  3. This is such a cool challenge and you incorporated it beautifully oh my <3


  4. This is fun! What a great feature...

  5. AHHH THIS IS SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA!! Like writing flash fiction with titles, right?! omg, go Eugenia for thinking this up! ;D And I loved reading your piece, Ally!!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

  6. Dude, wow, this is such a cool idea! I love it, and I especially love your mini-story. What you did with those titles, though... It's incredible. :D


  7. This is such a fantastic idea - and what you did with it is truly AMAZING! Love this!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction