Browsing articles from "February, 2011"
Feb 23, 2011
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almost there

volume two will be out in the world in 72 hours. all is on track, a few hiccups along the way, but a little trust in the universe goes a long way – and it’s always nice to relearn that one!
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Feb 16, 2011
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extract from ‘wink’ (as promised)

Just as I did as a child I watched the factory smoke being slowly vacuumed into the grey horizon for hours this morning. It helped to take my mind of the nervous knot that has been vortexing in my stomach since I got up. I’ve been trying to convince myself that what lies ahead is responsible for the knot returning, but I know the truth is that being back in the damp, dusty and dingy structure in which I endured our dysfunctional family’s domesticity is the true catalyst for its return.

Feb 15, 2011
leyton attens

update on volume two

we will have an extract from ‘wink’ to wet your appetite tomorrow and a little offer for all before the start of next week. all, of course, gearing us up for launch of volume two on sat 26th feb in tom barry’s bar, barrack st, cork between 6 and 8pm.

can i ask a litle favour in return for extract and offer? please tell someone about one short story to be told idea or blogspot or facebook page. it’s called speading the word and i’ll love you for it!

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leyton

Feb 12, 2011
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one short story to be told volume two launch

ok all you marvelous matey’s it’s time to announce the venue for the launch of volume two of one short story to be told. so after deeply concentrated orange juice and trance like medication leyton has decided the crew at tom barry’s bar, barrack st, cork deserve a second chance…that is because they were brill on the first night by the way.
see you there.
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Feb 8, 2011
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technical problem

anyone who recalls the build up to volume one will know there was a tiny spat regarding an extract before the launch. we are experiencing the same technical problem again. please cross ears, eyes and elbows to help us reach a resolution.
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Feb 7, 2011
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launch of volume two


ok, date for launch of volume two has been decided….. yes I am going to tell you…26th february. you’re all invited of course!

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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.
If you are please subscribe to this blog, join our Facebook Page or email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com and ask to be added to our mailing list.
You will be doing a great deed if you do.
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