A title for a short story can be as hard to establish as the title for a book. Less may be at stake, but it’s really the same problem to solve no matter how big or small the project. The new story for Junkyard Moon was absolutely all the way to the finished script stage, ready to be broken down, before I came up with a final title.
This little junkyard story, which is mostly about Bud, was called Photograph, and Float, and the Floating Story, and Something Float, and Dandelion Float, before finally settling down this afternoon as Lotus Float. Like root beer float. You know. And while the book may or may not have an epigraph, this story does. “Simplify, then add lightness.” — Colin Chapman