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Dec 23, 2010
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Carol With Volume One

the second reciepient of volume one of one short story to be told pictured looking rather happy. but then why wouldn’t she when she has such a lovely book in her hand!

We await Carol’s feedback with bated breath.

Dec 21, 2010
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volume one out and about in london

the very first picture of one short story to be told volume one out and about in the world!! it brings a tear to my eye, to view it.
that’a terri anderson with volume one, by the way!
the photo was taken on the grounds of brunel university, west london.
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Dec 20, 2010
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Volume One on the move again!!!!!

i’m feeling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! volume one is on the move again! can you believe it? i can’t. brill! brill! brill! latest recepient will be announced just as soon as she (yes its a trilogy of women so far) has it in her possesion.

oh and happy xmas to all who have shown an interest in this little adventure.
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Dec 12, 2010
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Terri’s feedback on Volume One (our first ever feedback!)

I was delighted to be the first ever receipient of the book ” waiting for life to return” I found it all very interesting and read it from cover to cover many times, before passing it on to Carol.
The story itself is very reflective of life… as it can happen to us,and is a fantistic gentle little reminder of this.
The idea is a very novel and creative one, and i really hope that it will – with universal help – be kept circulating. I am hoping it will come my way again some time.
Congrats leyton on your first masterpice, keep up the good work and follow through with many more.
My observations are also, that it would be a good seller. thanks for including me. Photos taken before passing it on will be posted later.

Dec 11, 2010
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It has taken over three weeks since terri informed us that volume one of one short story to be told would be on the move, but it has finally moved.
carol, who also resides in london, is now in possesion of waiting for life to return.
feedback from terri regarding the story etc has been promised. lets hope that doesn’t take three weeks to arrive as well!!
only joking, i want to thank terri for fulfiling her obligations, and for allowing waiting for life to return to find another set of ears. all decisions are of the holders making and timing.
now is anyone wondering what carol will do?
i sure am!!!

What It’s All About

Imagine you are a story. You'd want to be heard, wouldn't you? You wouldn't want to be lying idle on a PC drive, or to sit collecting dust on a shelf or in an attic. You'd want to live, forever.

But in this modern world stories find it increasingly difficult to be told. The age old practice of gathering around fires to relate tales of yore and now has all but disappeared. Magazines are increasingly fussy. Writers increasingly frustrated. They write the stories, try to find them a home, but are rejected time and time again. So the stories lie idle, their tiny hearts still beating, but drowned out in the chaos of the modern world.

But they still want to be heard. They still want to find someone that loves them, and then someone else, and someone else and...

One Short Story To Be Told gives stories a chance to be heard. See, I believe that editors and publishers aren't always right. I believe people want to hear as many stories as possible. I believe people want not just to read a story, but to share it too.

In essence I believe that humans are on the stories' side.

So One Short Story To Be Told strives to make stories feel special by allowing them to be treated to the very best type of attention available to man, beast or story on a regular basis. That, of course, is ONE TO ONE attention.

Each volume of One Short Story To Be Told contains just ONE STORY - and there is ONLY ONE COPY OF EACH VOLUME. Yes, that's right: we are not selling books. Rather, we are asking that people realise, or remember, that stories are special, and to assist us in helping our stories to live forever. This, you will be aware, is the lofty ambition every story ever written holds close to its heart.

Our stories can only achieve this goal, however, with the assistance of story lovers. They need story lovers to read them (obviously). But more importantly they need story lovers to GIVE: or to put it another way 'to pass the story on'. Only then can we achieve the third part of
our mission statement (if it is indeed that) ONE STORY. ONE EDITION. ONE JOURNEY.

The journey, you see, is key. And so I ask you at this point to imagine how wonderful a journey that is made up of ONE to ONE attention would be? How special you would feel if you were to spend the rest of your life in the company of people who gave you their undivided attention while you were with them?
Feels good, doesn't it?

Well that's what is being creating for the One Short Story To Be Told stories.

But the future of One Short Story To Be Told is dependent on homes being available to them. It is dependent on people who are willing to provide a One Short Story To Be Told volume with a loving and caring (but temporary) home. Could you be one of those people? Would you provide one of those homes? I fervently hope so.
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