My Week in Titles
I don’t know about you, but I really start to struggle when I know I have to name something (a child, a book, a poem, a pet…), but some people can pluck fantastic names out of thin air and it seems effortless to them. Grrrrr
When I worked full time I had a wonderful manager who was organising training for the team and she asked me to write two lists:
- Work I’m really good at and love doing
- Work I’m not so good at and don’t like doing
She tricked me because she took all the things from my #2 list (like mathematics, finance and contract management) and enrolled me into training. Had I been smarter like one of my colleagues (who said they didn’t like writing, sending emails and internet searches) I would have been enrolled in some really fun courses.
Lately I’ve been thinking about how wonderful my manager was and how she steered me towards some great career goals – so I decided to write my own #1 and #2 lists to see how much my life has changed over the years and maybe get stuck into some new forms of training.
The first words to come up in my #2 list were naming things and writing titles.
Hence, the name of this post. For each day of last week I wrote a title for a book or movie and just for fun I added a genre and short description (short descriptions also give me the cold sweats).
Dog Fight (War) – All hell breaks loose when an elderly man finds a box of old bones in his freezer and throws them to the dogs under a house called the RUC.
The Horses of Cane (Comedy) – When two horses escape and declare the sugar cane fields their new race track the farmers can only look on in disbelief (with hilarious ‘R’ rated out takes).
Children of Satan (Horror) – A trip to The Mall becomes a nightmare for an unsuspecting shopper when she realises its school holidays.
The Pudding Burned (Romantic Comedy) – A gas cooktop provides a valuable lesson for a married couple on how to work together when a tea-towel catches fire.
Leap (Thriller) – A man discovers how high he can jump when a red-bellied black snake crosses his path. On landing, he is shocked to learn his wife can run faster than Usain Bolt.
Seed (Crime) – Who is stealing the bird seed? The twist in the end will shock you!
The Line (Drama) – One woman’s struggle with a clothes line in desperate need of repair will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Which one would catch your attention of it was a movie or a book?
(you can say none of them and I promise I won’t be offended)
That’s enough silliness for now. If you feel like writing your week in titles just link back to this post and I’ll link you into my next post.
Here is a picture of the horses that escaped and caused chaos to the farmers on Tuesday.
***Have a great week!***