Browsing articles from "May, 2011"
May 20, 2011
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volume two moves again


volume two has moved again. racey hadiken is now in possession.

feedback has also arrived from ciaran and can be viewed on volume two page of this blog.
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May 16, 2011
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feedback from barry

big thanks to barry for his feedback on volume one. it can view on the page dedicated to volume one. enjoy!

May 12, 2011
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cooler than cool

glen keane recieved volume one (waiting for life to return) this morning, and set two landmarks in the process. For the first time both volumes are noe in the hands of men. and, more interestingly, both volumes now reside in Cork, the home town of our adventure, for the first time as well.
cooler than cool, me thinks!
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May 10, 2011
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decisions, it seems, are like buses

well, well, well! who would have known that decisions, like buses, can arrive in pairs. but that is what has happened this week.
helen has decided that glen keane will be the next to hold volume one, and ciaran, having perused your (very creative) proposals has plumped for racey hadikan, who flattered ciaran and then implied he may die if he didn’t get volume two.
information on arrival at new homes will be forwarded as soon as we have it
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May 3, 2011
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are you in?

ciaran’s decision to pass on volume two has wink in an elevated state of excitement. and so ciaran has deciced not to draw out the process (he thinks wink may burst) and make a decision by the end of the week.
so if you have not yet emailed oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com, posted a note here on the blog or messaged or posted on facebook so that you can be considered by ciaran as the next recipient of volume two you need to act fast!
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ps – if you’re not in you can’t wink!

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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