The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote in little_details,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective

Title question

I'm writing a short story tentatively called "Snap, Crackle, Pop." The title is a pun, because the main character's father has a strange psychotic episode in the events of the story. Can I use that title, or would it be some kind of infringement of the slogan for Kellogg's Rice Krispies? I have no idea how to Google this question.

Also, another Google-fu failure: If the main character's father had only two psychotic episodes in his entire life, separated by 18 years, and his second episode caused him to create a bizarre but essentially harmless scene in a large toy store (details - as hilarious as they are - would be spoilers, but let's just say the cops show up to find out what the fuss is about, and the man's wife and daughter are there about a minute later), would he be in any danger of being institutionalized, if even just overnight? Or would his wife be able to take him home? Also bear in mind that this man is drunk, for the first time in his life. And his first incident was even tamer than the second one was (talking to street signs, etc).

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: The story takes place in Iowa, in the US.

EDIT the second: Got my answers, thanks everyone! :-)
Tags: ~psychology & psychiatry (misc), ~publishing & copyright

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