Usually in the middle of the month, I post a bit of fiction for you.
This month I need your help instead.
I am about to enter my novel in PitchWars (see my previous post for more info) and have realized I need a different title for my book.
My story is a modern-day young adult retelling of the Greek Cassandra myth. That's the problem. Initially, I titled my book KASSANDRA. Since then, I have realized that not many people are familiar with the myth. So the title is doing nothing for me. It is just the name of a girl.
A bit of backstory: When Kassandra was two, a snake bit her arm. To save her life, doctors removed the damaged arm and stopped the spread of the venom. The snake also licked her ear, giving her the gift of foresight. She sees disaster and danger before it happens, and can change the course of fate.
Now she is seventeen. Apollo, who sent the snake (and the gift it carried), appears and wants compensation for his gift. When Kassandra refuses, he talks her into a single kiss. That kiss carries a curse. No one believes Kassandra's warnings. She can no longer change the things she sees.
Based on the story, I came up with a list of words that are relevant.
Then I spent way too much time with a thesaurus.
Here are some contenders for my new title:
And now for your help.
Do you like any of these?
Do they all suck?
Do you have any other suggestions?