Browsing articles from "June, 2011"
Jun 24, 2011
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Extract from ‘Grey Skies’

With just a week to go to it’s launch date ‘Grey Skies’ is getting rather excited. And that excitement ballooned into pure unadulterated delirium when I approached it this morning and said I needed an extract for the blog and facebook. Needless to say that delirium quickly turned to infighting when the words that make up ‘Grey Skies’ realised they couldn’t all be used. We did however, after three hours of wrestling, decide that the following selection would those lucky enough to blaze the trail for Volume Three, which remember will be released on Saturday 2nd July.

Enjoy
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‘As is nature‚Äôs way the scene played out over and over again as Tony sat and watched. Waves roared and rolled, rolled and roared. Frothing breakers crashed against rock. Rain poured down. And all the while the dark menacing mass providing the rain hung low in the sky, ensuring a bleak landscape stretched as far as Tony could see.’
Jun 22, 2011
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Invite to Volume Three Launch

busy busy bee today. The lauch of volume three is on it’s way – and you are invited!

click link to view your invite.
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Jun 22, 2011
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radio interview

hi all as you probably know i did an interview regarding one short story to be told on UCC campus radio’s art shoe ‘Words On Top’ last week. So just in case you missed it here’s a link to the podcast. I’m on about halfway through.

http://www.ucc.ie/ccr/podcast/1500%20Words%20On%20Top.mp3

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Jun 17, 2011
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Volume Three – The Story

With just over two weeks to go to the launch of Volume Three of One Short Story To Be Told we thought this might be an opportune moment to announce the title of the story that will be used. Wait for it….. ‘Grey Skies’

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Jun 16, 2011
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volume one moves again!

whoopy dee whoopsie! glen has decided! volume one is on the move again. a certain paul mcsweeney’s limerick tickled glen’s fancy – congrats paul, book on it’s way. leyton is so excited he can’t sit down, stand up or kneel down – so he’s floating in midair (lying down was not an option)

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Jun 9, 2011
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we are looking for a new owner for volume one

glen keane is ready to pass volume one on. And he is looking for for someone here! All you need to do is enter a limerick That’s loosely defined) and he will decide on his favourite. Get rhyming guys
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Jun 8, 2011
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racey hadikenm has passed volume two to a man with the very happy sounding name of dan laffin.
racey has also provided us with some feedback, which can be viewed and read on the volume two page of this blog. if your too lazy to move the mouse up to the link that takes to volume two’s page click here instead!
http://oneshorttobetold.blogspot.com/p/stories-volume-two.html
Jun 1, 2011
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volume three launch date

while volume one and two have been criss crossing ireland, i have been beavering away on volume three. the writing is now complete, and we have entered the design period. that will take a little while but as i implicitly trust the universe i have set the date for the launch of volume three (otherwise known as the trilogoly!) so make sure you keep 2nd July free!

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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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