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Old 10-16-2015, 10:54 PM   #21
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Ooooh! Is that a reference to An Appointment in Samarra?

One of a few books/stories in High School that stuck with me.


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A merchant in Baghdad sends his servant to the marketplace for provisions. Shortly, the servant comes home white and trembling and tells him that in the marketplace he was jostled by a woman, whom he recognized as Death, and she made a threatening gesture. Borrowing the merchant's horse, he flees at top speed to Samarra, a distance of about 75 miles (125 km), where he believes Death will not find him. The merchant then goes to the marketplace and finds Death, and asks why she made the threatening gesture. She replies, "That was not a threatening gesture, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra."

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Old 10-17-2015, 06:16 AM   #22
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Ooooh! Is that a reference to An Appointment in Samarra?

One of a few books/stories in High School that stuck with me.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appointment_in_Samarra



Spoiler alert - drag your mouse over the next section to read - as I recall, the entire story was not much longer than this:

A merchant in Baghdad sends his servant to the marketplace for provisions. Shortly, the servant comes home white and trembling and tells him that in the marketplace he was jostled by a woman, whom he recognized as Death, and she made a threatening gesture. Borrowing the merchant's horse, he flees at top speed to Samarra, a distance of about 75 miles (125 km), where he believes Death will not find him. The merchant then goes to the marketplace and finds Death, and asks why she made the threatening gesture. She replies, "That was not a threatening gesture, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra."

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No, you are much better read than I am, I have never heard of that one, but I am interested now, thanks
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What was the name of the father/first guy that did this that they're searching for?

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Ooooh! Is that a reference to An Appointment in Samarra?

One of a few books/stories in High School that stuck with me.
It reminded me more of A Wrinkle in Time, which also made a major impression, although in the 3rd grade.

Al, is it important to use Time in the title? Is there an option for doing the digital equivalent of reading the inside sleeve/back cover? If so, I wouldn't use Time in the title at all. I'd focus on some other aspect of the story for the title. "Time xxx" always sounds like a Young Adult title to me.

Of course, that doesn't mean I have a suggestion. I'm a real critic, which is also known as "those that can't do, critique".


Edit: Newventurer stimulated my creativity. How about "The Joule Thief"?
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I like both "Time Bounce" and "Time Thief" but like "Time Thief" a bit more as it is more descriptive of your plot and two of the elements (time and a thief) without giving it away.
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Great subtle title--many books share a title, T-Al, even if they have different subjects. Worth serious consideration!
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