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Changing a story's title to hint at story's meaning

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I wrote a short story here http://zecountess.deviantart.com/art/Mirrors-440990952

whose ending explains everything that is narrated before. The feedback I got from my readers is varied, and none of them are anywhere close to what I had in mind.

To paraphrase Umberto Eco, there is the book that the writer writes and the book that the reader reads.

As of now, I call it Mirrors. Would it be fair to change it to 'Psychomanteum' to nudge readers a little?

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