This poor story has gone through so much and so many names. The very first scene I wrote for it, the one that inspired the rest, was a meant to be a stand-alone story (it failed) called “What Makes a Man”. Then I expanded on the story and it was called “On a Mission”, then that story became a section of the novel-in-stories called “Swamp Story”, which was then renamed “Blood and Stone”. I eventually decided it didn’t work as a novel-in-stories and ripped it apart. This story got the title “There” with its sequel (which is now part of the same story) being called “And Back Again”. Interestingly, another part of that novel-in-stories was recently published as “Shades of Green”. But I digress.
I”ve got a new title. A good title. This tale’s forever title. For better or worse, till death…you get the idea.
The title is
Lost and Found
Thank you, everyone, for all the great feedback that truly helped me sort through this. I’m not a decisive person to begin with, so this was very tricky for me.