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Can you guys please help me come up with a short story title?

The title is always the hardest part for me. Here is a summary:

A man is walking down a hallway, having flashbacks as he goes. The flashbacks are about his prior relationship, and how he asks his girlfriend to marry him. Later, as they are deciding where to have the wedding, she dumps him.

He makes his way through the hallway and to a room, where a man straps him to a chair.

At the very end we find out that he murdered his ex-girlfriend and is now being electrocuted.

Please help me with a title! Much appreciated!

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How about "A Shocking Affair" or "Flying Sparks".

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What about "Deja New"? As you may already know, deja vu [pronounced day-jah voo] is a French phrase used in psychology for the sensation of having been somewhere before, or having had the same experience before.

Since the man is re-experiencing his earlier experiences with his girlfriend, his flashback is something like deja vu, but the present reality, of course, is certainly new.

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Can you guys please help me come up with a short story title?

The title is always the hardest part for me. Here is a summary:

A man is walking down a hallway, having flashbacks as he goes. The flashbacks are about his prior relationship, and how he asks his girlfriend to marry him. Later, as they are deciding where to have the wedding, she dumps him.

He makes his way through the hallway and to a room, where a man straps him to a chair.

At the very end we find out that he murdered his ex-girlfriend and is now being electrocuted.

Please help me with a title! Much appreciated!

"Facing Charges?" This would use a play on words - electrical charges, and of course, being charged of a crime....

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I like Varholj's title. Very clever.

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I like the idea of a title that doesn't tip the reader off to the fact of a crime. 

If you want a 'clever' title, maybe I Get a Charge Out of You. 

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I kind of like "Strapped To The Truth" maybe? He is being strapped to the electric chair while finding out the truth of what he did.

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Following in the same vein of punny titles, maybe "Shocking Revelations" or "The Shocking Truth" would work.... trite, perhaps, but appropriate.

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the fallen spark

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I know it's kinda late, but what about something like 'Walking Down the Aisle' or 'Here Comes the Groom'? I mean, the first part of your short story is about a relationship that is expected to be leading to an eventual marriage. If you're lulling the reading into a false sense of security, then maybe a title with a similar motive would really aid in shocking your readers when they get to the twist ending.

'Walking Down the Aisle' of course has the notion of marriage, but it takes on a new meaning when we learn the man is actually walking down the aisle to an electric chair. 'Here Comes the Groom' has the same affect, but in a sense, the character transforms from being the groom of a potential wife to the groom of the electric chair, essentially joining it until death do they part.

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I agree that the title should not give away the ending which I am assuming is a twist for the reader.  What about Something Blue....or perhaps The Engagement (as there is an engagement both with a person and death). 

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flashback

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How about "Popping the Question"?  (In more ways than one!  Ha!)  Another neat one might be "A Shocking Revelation."  But it doesn't have to be an ironic title, of course.  Just make sure that you put the title in quotation marks as opposed to italics, okay!

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