Browsing articles from "January, 2011"
Jan 30, 2011
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volume two

all systems go this week to get volume two to print. cross everything, we are definitley on track to give ‘wink’ a better life before the end of february.

Jan 24, 2011
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all on track for volume two

proof read went well. one or two illustrations required. should be done this week (if not tomorrow!) now aiming to launch volume two on one of the last two weekends in feb.

Jan 21, 2011
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inching forward

the final proof read of ‘wink’ and other parts of volume two will occur over the weekend. keep fingers, toes, knees and noses crossed for em again please. its on to layout and planning launch night then. can you bear the excitement?

Jan 18, 2011
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volume two story announcement

it may be a day late – in fact it is a day late – but this is the announcement of the title of the story to be used in volume two of one short story to be told. are you ready? take a deep breath. ok. the story is called……’wink’

Jan 15, 2011
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Feedback on Volume One

Feedback from Carol, the second recipient of Volume One has arrived here at the ethereal plains, so we thought it might be an idea to share it with our intrepid, intelligent inductees (that’s you, of course). So here it is.

I really enjoyed the book, I found the story ‘Waiting For Life To Return’ very sad and very moving. I was delighted to be only the second person to read it. Most of all I loved the idea of the book having a life of it’s own and the reader being part of an adventure with it.
Great concept. Looking forward to Volume Two.

Jan 14, 2011
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nearly there! (for one piece at least)

we are this ‘ ‘ close to finalising the story for volume two. the weekend should see it done. thanks to all those who crossed fingers, toes and noses to help. I could feel the your energy helping me. if all goes well announcement of story title wil happen on monday. 88*googleplex -leyton

Jan 5, 2011
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Volume One reaches it’s third city

having winged its way across the pond to london, eng, volume one has now winged its way back and settled in dublin, ireland. it has, therefore, in a relatively short period of time (especially for a story) visited cork, london and dublin – dare i say three major cities.

major or not what i can say with granite certainty is that the journey has almost redbullishly energised ‘waiting for life to return’ as in its last correspondance with me (this morning) it sounded as cheery as a newly graduated clown, and as lightfooted as a butterscotch sweet.

the latest receipient travels under the moniker of lita, and she too sounded excited in her (technologically issued) correspondence. she didn’t, i would have to say, sound as lightfooted as a butterscotch sweet, but she did sound as cherry as a newly graduated clown – and two newly graduated clowns must sound amazing together, i’m sure you’d agree.

88*googleplex*googleplex to you all

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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