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Mar 30, 2011
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volume two on the move

amanda has made her decision regarding the next reciepient of volume two. it is heading to siobhan fogarty who is a neighbour of amanda’s in east cork. i’m tempted to say it’s parochial thing, but given the propensity for female possessors of the books to date, me thinks it’s more likely to be a woman thing. lads, i get the feeling you need to get proactive.
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leyton
Mar 25, 2011
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volume two update

thanks to everyone who messaged, emailed or posted on facebook asking amanda to pass volume two to them. Amanda has now received all the information and will decide on Monday who will be next to give ‘wink’ a chance to be heard.

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leyton
Mar 17, 2011
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volume two

oh what excitement we have for you today! amanda piggot is ready to pass volume two on! and here’s the best bit, she has decided to run a competition to decide the next reciepient.
what do you need to do? well amanda, is asking anyone who would like to be the next recipient of volume two to post a reason why on our fb page, message leyton, or email oneshortstroytobetold@gmail.com . she will then review the requests and make a decision! personnally i love the idea! i hope you do too. so get requesting.
you only have a week. fri 24th is end date
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Mar 15, 2011
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contact regarding volume one

barry joyce, the current custodian of one short story to be told volume one, has been in touch today. i’m delighted to say that he is ‘enamoured’ (his word) with the whole idea.
interestingly- and intriguingly – he also says he already knows who will be the next recipient of volume one! excited? i know i am – terribly, terribly so! (is it just me, or does that last bit sound posh?)
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(a terribly, terribly excited) leyton
Mar 10, 2011
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volume two begins its journey

it’s has taken a little longer than we imagined but ‘wink’ has finally begun its journey. it arrived safely in amanda piggot’s hands on tues 8 mar 2011. i am so excited there are fireworks dancing on my tongue right now
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leyton
Mar 1, 2011
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volume one reaches a fourth pair of hands and ears

good news! lita has passed volume one of one short story to be old on! mr barry joyce of dublin is the fourth recipient. we await feedback from lita with bated breath!
Mar 1, 2011
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volume two launch

for those wondering about volume two and the launch. all went well and i am waiting for the first recipient to come back to me regarding delivery. as for the animation from sat, i am adjusting the sound to suit your sensitive ears. so it will be a couple of days before that appears.

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