Chris and Ann have never met each other but are both on a plane to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, they will not get there. The plane crashes, and there is a brilliant light into which some of the passengers are walking. But Chris and Ann are both certain that they are just not ready to go. As everyone else moves on to the next world, they flee from the wreckage and the others.
They begin a journey across the country, heading back home to the east coast in an attempt to figure out just why they are not ready to die. They realize that they have “unfinished business” that often, in theory, keeps certain souls in this world instead of the next.
During their trek back home, they learn a few things: about themselves, about each other, about being a “ghost,” and about the lives and loved ones they’ve left behind. One thing they do not learn, not until it’s too late, is that their unfinished business is connected to each other.
It’s 25 chapters, it’s all written and re-written, but it still needs one more re-write before I can’t start posting it here. Wish me luck on the queries that will go out to agents sometime in April.
And feel free to pick a title: The Connection or Unfinished Business?
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i vote for ‘unfinished business’. ‘the connection’ makes me think of flights…
well, that’s a double meaning. connecting flights as well as that their “unfinished business” is connected to each other.
I like “The Connection” but I would suggest you should put a catchy word or something in between “The” and “Connection”. Something to make it more catchy. Unfinished Bussiness reminds me of someone going on a rampage and killing people for some reason. I think I watch too many movies…..
that makes sense. yeah, unfinished business is like a revenge thing. like steven seagal. you might be too young to know who he is. was. thanks. i prefer titles with just “the _____.” but i can see adding another word might help.
Everyone knows who Steven Seagal is. I prefer Chuck Norris though lol
sorry, but i wasn’t sure. your gravatar pic makes you look about 19.
Ha ha, actually I’m about ten years older than that.
oh, i got that beat.
Everybody prefers chuck Norris but not his wig.
I like the title, ‘Unfinished Business’. It seems attractive to me… and it suggests an open question. In the ‘Connection’ you get the impression that the connection is already there, and you just have to find out what it is… in unfinished business, one doesn’t know, necessarily, what will finish it, or if it is possible. Good luck, Rich… I see I have a lot of reading to do… And so far, it’s interesting. I suppose that’s my unfinished reading… and who knows how long it’ll take.
25 chapters sir. If you choose to. Thanks for noticing.
I’ve started reading ‘The Curse’, But it goes slowly… My life is rather full as it is…and not much time… but you will eventually get my impressions, on more than one level.
it’s three different storylines eventually coming together. yes. i can see how that would move slowly.
I vote for ‘Unfinished Business’ for exactly the same reasons as ShimonZ – much more of a draw.
I agree with Shimon. Your publisher will change it anyway. It’s just a working title, isn’t it? I don’t know anything about such things. I like “Unfinished Business”. It suggests that something exciting or interesting is going to happen. I am happy to discover than I am not alone in my progress on “The Curse”. Shimon is equally slow. 😉 You must be very good if Shimon is reading your work. He does not waste time on frivolity.
Unfinished Business wins going away for me. I really like the premise as I hate flying so much that at least in a fantasy world if I go down at least I would not simply cease to exist 🙂
on the first page, a man tells a woman how much he hates flying.
great, I am already hyped with fear 😦
I’m looking forward to this. Good luck with the queries. The photograph is excellent.
photo clipped from the internet. i have a friend who’s a pro photog, and i’ll ask him to help when it’s time. this story is finished but only a first draft with one round of revising. i still need to go through it at least one more time. but of all my stories, it was the most fun to write because it is heavy on dialogue, and dialogue is my strength.
maybe there’s a combination of those two titles. i was thinking of just “unfinished.” but then someone might think that story itself was “unfinished.” i can’t imagine a publisher liking that.
Out of those two titles, I prefer the second. There’s “Disconnected” too, but that rather depends on the story. At this point, only you can choose.
i always like to get input. four eyes beats two. usually.