I asked and was told most people do not count their titles. I Googled it and consulted various websites. I noticed some just go without a title. I read what Wikipedia had to say and learned it’s called “drabble” but found no clear guideline.
The game we’re playing is 100 words: no more, no less. The story must be complete, with a beginning, middle and end. It must be concise. It must be whole. What I don’t understand is this: if the title is a preamble, setting tone or scene, shouldn’t it count?
Should the title count in the count?