Browsing articles from "April, 2011"
Apr 30, 2011
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volume two requests

we’ve had quite a response already to ciarn hourican’s request for people to express an interest in receiving voume two (wink) and i have to say i’m loving the creativity. keep them coming guys

Apr 29, 2011
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volume two looking for new home!

ciaran hourican has read volume two (wink), is ready to pass it on, and here’s the exciting news, he wants to give it to someone who WANTS it. So a little message to us here on the blog, the facebook page, or an email to will give you an opportunity to be next to handle this wonderful little package. GET TYPING guys!

Apr 14, 2011
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volume one on the move again!

barry joyce has been in touch to say that he passed volume one (waiting for life to return) to helen mcSharry today. He apologised for the delay, and explained that helen was away for three weeks. not that ‘waiting for life to return’ cares – he is leaping about on the page (barry says) and hollered high fives into leyton’s ahead at 14.31 today. photo and feedback from barry will be with us shortly. coolio, hey 88*googleplex leyton ps helen is new to the one short story to be told idea, so if you want to contact her you will need to do so through leyton.

Apr 11, 2011
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Volume Two reaches third pair of hands

Ciaran Hourican is currently on possesion of Volume Two. He has been since Friday. Feedback from Siobhan and Amanda has arrived and is on volume two page.

Apr 6, 2011
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volume two flying along

volume two is moving at rocket speed. beads is passing it to ciaran hourican (who asked her for ti throughfb – see what action does) yippee *googleplexes

Apr 1, 2011
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volume two finds second home

beads fogarty picked up volume two yesterday. excited and deligher she is. feedback and photo pending from amanda. isn’t this great? 88*googleplex leyton

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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