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Nov 30, 2012
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Friday Forum (59)

Hi all, and welcome to the latest news bulletin from One Short Story To Be Told. This has, I have to say, been a very quiet week. So I won’t be keeping you long today.

All, bar one, of the six volumes I have floating and flying around the globe have remained static (so far as I know) since last Friday. In fact I could say they have all been static. But that would, I feel, be unkind to Volume Six (Home), who has been trying to make a move this week. So far, however, Paul Depuis (who is releasing ‘Home’) and Adrian Hickey (who is keenly awaiting ‘Home”s arrival) have failed to connect. Perhaps the weekend will see them attain the success they crave.

Certainly the tenacity with which Adrian approached Paul’s movie role competition would indicate he will not be deterred. Actually I’ve been meaning to share Adrian’s entry with you for a while (it is very entertaining). So perhaps I’ll do that now. In fact I will. Here we go.

Hi Paul, my favourite character would be Jules Winnfield (played by Samuel L Jackson) in Pulp Fiction. I thought his bible speech was so fucking cool, his afro uber brilliant, and he had the best lines in the movie. He was also a righteous mother fucking super cool bad ass! So, let’s not have Volume Six eating purple snacks, share the love;

Jules: There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.” Now… I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. You’d be dead right now. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice. See, now I’m thinking: maybe it means you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here… he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you’re the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. And I’d like that. But that shit ain’t the truth. The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd. Yours, Adrian Hickey AKA Racey Hadikin.

Pretty cool huh? I can’t wait for Adrain to post the video of him playing the part on YOUTUBE!

Now before I go I should tell you that there is one other possibility of activity this week (my bracketed ‘So far as I know’ earlier hinted at this). It is possible that Volume Four (Sleepyhead) began it’s journey from Cork to Perth. But, if it has, I am unaware of it as Sinead O’ Meara, who has promised Volume Four to Dave Allen, nor Dave Allen (the promisee) have not been in touch to conform departure or arrival. Not that I’m worried. Not at all. Sinead is as trustworthy as any human on the planet. And Dave? Well Dave is so excited at the prospect of Sleepyhead staying with him there is no way it’s arrival would go unannounced.

And that is that for this week folks. There may be news on the other four One Short Story To Be Told volumes (Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 5 for those of you who are interested) next week. Then again there may not.

88*Googolplex leyton attens/Stanley Notte.

Volume One – Waiting For Life To Return; The man you need to get to is Andy Mackin. Andy is contactable here https://www.facebook.com/andy.mackin.94?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.

Volume Two – Wink: Letitia Notte of Brisbane, Australia still in possession. Reach her here https://www.facebook.com/Tate.Lionetti?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.

Volume Three – Grey Skies: Derek O Sullivan is the current custodian. Derek is not a FB user, so requests can be forwarded to me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Four – Sleepyhead: On it’s way to Dave Allen in Perth, Australia. Dave can be cajoled into forwarding Sleepyhead to you here, https://www.facebook.com/dave.michael.allen?fref=ts, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Five – Full Circle: Leonard O’ Donovan now holds Full Circle in his possession. FB users can get Len here - https://www.facebook.com/leonard.odonovan.5?fref=ts. Non FB users email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com please.

Volume Six (Home): Soon to be in the hands of Adrain Hickey, a non FB user. Contact Adrian through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Nov 23, 2012
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Friday Forum (58)

Good day all you One Short Story To Be Tolders, or should I say (adopts Australian accent), ‘G’day.’

It wouldn’t be out of place if I did use an Australian accent this week, as that country/continent has come to the fore once again in the past seven days.

As you know Volume Two (Wink) currently resides there (in Brisbane to be precise), and now, due to Sinead O’ Meara nominating Dave Allen as the next recipient of  Volume Four (Sleepyhead), we will, once again, have two One Short Story To Be Told volumes down under at the same time. Dave responded to the news that Volume Four is on its way to him with this statement; ‘Awesome. Can’t wait. Looks like Sleepyhead will get a taste of sunshine over here for our summer!’

So Sinead’s time is up, so to speak. And all that remains is for her to let us know what she thought of the One Short Story To Be Told experience. We await her feedback with bated breath.

Keeping the Australian theme (if I can call it that) going Letitia Notte, of Brisbane, announced yesterday that it is time for her to release Volume Two ‘Wink’. No idea where it is heading next, but if you’d like Letitia to select you, a nudge – on her FB page (https://www.facebook.com/Tate.Lionetti?fref=ts), or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com - right now would be well timed. And I get the feeling that if you are Down Under you’re chances of success are high!

All else has been quiet this week. No news has been forthcoming from the owners of Volume’s One, Five and Six – Andy Mackin, Len O’Donovan and Paul Depuis, respectively.  I’m a little surprised that Paul hasn’t been in touch – he was close to deciding on the next recipient for ‘Home’ last week. But then life is life, and he, most likely, has had other things – work, relationships, fun – to focus on.

I did receive a short note from Derek O’ Sullivan, the man who currently provides a home to Volume Three (Grey Skies), last night. I’ll share his words verbatim. And the photograph that accompanied his words, too. It reinforces the message that people have lives, you see.

‘Having a great read! But taking a little longer than I thought with Olga looking over my shoulder. I used to go bed and read for an hour, now I’m asleep within five minutes!’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah, the joy of being a new Daddy! I’m sure plenty of you can relate to Derek’s sentiments.

And that folks, is it for this week. Have a great weekend, and I’ll talk to you soon.

88*Googolplex leyton attens/Stanley Notte

Volume One – Waiting For Life To Return; The man you need to get to is Andy Mackin. Andy is contactable here https://www.facebook.com/andy.mackin.94?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.

Volume Two – Wink: Letitia Notte of Brisbane, Australia still in possession. Reach her here https://www.facebook.com/Tate.Lionetti?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.

Volume Three – Grey Skies: Derek O Sullivan is the current custodian. Derek is not a FB user, so requests can be forwarded to me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Four – Sleepyhead: On it’s way to Dave Allen in Perth, Australia. Dave can be cajoled into forwarding Sleepyhead to you here, https://www.facebook.com/dave.michael.allen?fref=ts, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Five – Full Circle: Leonard O’ Donovan now holds Full Circle in his possession. FB users can get Len here - https://www.facebook.com/leonard.odonovan.5?fref=ts. Non FB users email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com please.

Volume Six (Home): Paul J Depuis remains the custodian of Home. A decision as to who will next welcome Home into their home is, I believe, imminent. But if you want to talk to Paul his FB page (https://www.facebook.com/paul.depuis?fref=ts) is the best place to go.

 

Nov 16, 2012
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Friday Forum (57)

Well, well, well – what an interesting week it’s been here at One Short Story To Be Told! Feedback has arrived from Anne Byrne (Volume Five), and Paul Depuis (Volume Six). Both Anne and Paul have been very complimentary, and I thank them for their kind words. The feedback has been posted to the relevant page of the blog, so if you missed it during the week be sure to check out the relevant page.

Meanwhile Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return) has landed in it’s eighteenth home, and the hands of Andy Mackin. Andy is, as I reported earlier in the week, delighted to finally get his hands on a One Short Story To Be Told volume. And the arrival of Waiting For LIfe To Return reminded him that he had photographs from the launch of Volume Six (Home) to pass on to me. I’m delighted to include them here. His son, Cian, has been following this adventure from the start, and it warms my heart to cast my eyes on his joyous face in these pictures.

My heart was also warmed by the response to a Facebook post on Wednesday. A simple request on my Stan Notte profile, asking my Facebook followers to share this idea, has led to 38 new members landing on the One Short Story To Be Told page. It also led to Nancy Johnson Koper providing me with helpful suggestions. So thanks to all who shared, joined this adventure and, in particular Nancy. As there a plenty of people who are friends with my leyton attens page, and not my Stan Notte page, I will share a similar post on the leyton page next week. Those of you are friends with both pages are, therefore, forewarned.

As for activity regarding my six volumes? Well it’s been quiet on that front this week. But then that was to be expected given five of them have recently arrived in new homes. I am expecting an announcement from Paul Depuis regarding the result of his ‘Tell me the movie role you would most like to play.’ competition soon. And that, of course, will decide the next destination for Volume Six (Home). I’d also expect Sinead O’ Meara to have news for me on Volume Four (Sleepyhead) in the near future. But for now it’s a waiting game.

And that, as they say, is that for this week. The details on those currently in possession of the One Short Story To Be Told volumes, and how you can contact them to let them know you want one of my tales to visit your home, appears, as always, below my signature. Have a great weekend, stay safe, and remember if you want anything in life action is required. (That is particularly true in regard to getting your hands on a One Short Story To Be Told volume, by the way)

88*Googolplex leyton attens/Stanley Notte

Volume One – Waiting For Life To Return; The man you need to get to is Andy Mackin. Here is contactable herehttps://www.facebook.com/andy.mackin.94?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.
Volume Two – Wink: Letitia Notte of Brisbane, Australia now in possession. Reach her herehttps://www.facebook.com/Tate.Lionetti?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.
Volume Three – Grey Skies: Derek O Sullivan is the current custodian. Derek is not a FB user, so requests can be forwarded to me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.
Volume Four – Sleepyhead: Current custodian Sinead O’Meara. Requests through me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.
Volume Five – Full Circle: Leonard O’ Donovan now holds Full Circle in his possession. FB users can get Len here - https://www.facebook.com/leonard.odonovan.5?fref=ts. Non FB users email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com please.

Nov 14, 2012
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Volume One reaches it’s eighteenth home.

Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return) has completed it’s journey from Chicago to Blarney, Co Cork, Ireland. Mr Andy Macken, the new custodian is delighted to finally get his hands on one of our tales. And his son, Cian, who is our youngest fan, will no doubt be delighted, too.
88*Googolplex leyton attens/Stanley Notte

Nov 13, 2012
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Yet more positive feedback!

Following hot on the heels of Anne Byrne’s feedback on Volume Five (Full Circle) which arrived yesterday, come the thoughts of Paul Depuis on Volume Six (Home).

‘I thought ‘Home’ was deep, very well written and very powerful. I really enjoyed it as sad as the story is The build up to the story and, – I suppose you could call it the after-build of the story was fantastic! Both brought a smile to my fantastic face! It’s easy to see how much time and effort went into it, and for that I congratulate you leyton. A brilliant idea, story and adventure! I just wish Ryanair provided flights to The Ethereal Plains, or even Bissextile, as both sound like very interesting places!’ 88*Googolplex Paul J Depuis.

Again, I am tingling with joy! Thanks Paul!
88*Googolplex leyon attens/Stanley Notte
Nov 12, 2012
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Another nice piece of feedback!

 

Feedback from Anne Byrne regarding Volume Five (Full Circle) has arrived.

‘I have just had the pleasure of reading Full Circle. An inspiring and uplifting story of facing one’s fears, and of how more often than not, those fears are far worse in the dark recesses of our minds than in reality. I was inspired by Jim’s courage to ignore the physical manifestations of his fear and admired how he drew from the positive people and positive affirmations to carry him through with his mission. Needless to say I loved the book and look forward to reading many, many more stories from the wonderful Leyton / Stan in the future. xxxxx’

Anne’s kindness has filled me with joy. So Thank you Anne.
88*googlepex to all leyton attens/Stanley Notte.
    

 

 

 

 

Nov 10, 2012
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Friday Forum (56)

Hello, my One Short Story To Be Told friends, and welcome to the latest Friday Forum. As it’s Saturday, and my weekly updates, due to the distractions of life, drift from Friday to Saturday frequently enough now, I’m thinking I should have a back up name. The Friday Forum Saturday Supplement springs to mind. But perhaps I’m over thinking the matter! And I’m sure you’d rather I gave you details relevant to what One Short Story To Be Told is all about – which is creating a journey for selected tales – rather than muse on possible titles of blog updates.

So, with that in mind, let’s get to those relevant details, which I’ll start by telling you that the photographs in this this post all came in this week.

It has been a busy week, as I expected, for the One Short Story To Be Told tales. Promises from last week have, I’m delighted to say, been kept. And as a consequence three of our volumes – namely Volume Two (Wink), Volume Three (Grey Skies) and Volume Five (Full Circle) – have arrived in new homes.

Wink arrived in Brisbane, Australia, and the hands of Letitia Notte, on Wednesday. Leonard O’ Donovan received Full Circle from Anne Byrne on Thursday. And Derek O’ Sullivan had the delight of opening a package that contained Grey Skies on Friday morning. All three have been in touch to express their excitement, which of course is great!.

As well as that Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return) began it’s journey from Chicago to Blarney (Ireland) on Monday. So, as I said, promises were kept. Thank you all.

 

The week was notable also for Paul J Depuis announcing he was running a competition to decide the next recipient of our newest edition – Volume Six (Home). If you missed the announcement mid week, here’s a reminder of what Paul wants you to do. So my simple question is … If you could play your favourite character in a film who would it be and why? Answers on a postca…ah, no. E-mails, FB posts, and blog entries will suffice.

Finally, I’d like to share a few words that Paul Murphy passed to me regarding his experience with Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return).

‘Stan, without blowing smoke up your arse,  I was pretty taken by the idea – and also the writing.  It left me wanting to get the next version, so that must be a good thing.  It is clear you have talent, and that has made me want to look for my own a bit more.  Maybe the word ‘Inspired’ could be used. Have a good weekend and let me know when I can have the second one.  Also I hope it is longer.’

I have said before that kind words are always welcome here at One Short Story To Be Told. And I stand by that statement. But Paul’s words kinda go further than being kind. And I can only thank him for his generosity in offering such sentiments.

And that folks is it for this week. You can, I’m sure, figure that their has been no news from Sinead O’ Meara, the current custodian of Volume Four (Sleepyhead), over the past seven days. Maybe next Friday (or Saturday, depending on distractions!) I’ll have something on that front.

88*Googolplex leyton attens/Stanley Notte.

Volume One – Waiting For Life To Return; The man you need to get to is Andy Mackin. Here is contactable herehttps://www.facebook.com/andy.mackin.94?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.
Volume Two – Wink: Letitia Notte of Brisbane, Australia now in possession. Reach her herehttps://www.facebook.com/Tate.Lionetti?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.
Volume Three – Grey Skies: Derek O Sullivan is the current custodian. Derek is not a FB user, so requests can be forwarded to me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.
Volume Four – Sleepyhead: Current custodian Sinead O’Meara. Requests through me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.
Volume Five – Full Circle: Leonard O’ Donovan is due to (gleefully) accept Full Circle from Anne Byrne soon. FB users can get Len here - https://www.facebook.com/leonard.odonovan.5?fref=ts. Non FB users email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com please.

Nov 8, 2012
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Do you want to get your hands on Volume Six (Home)?

Okay guys, Paul Depuis is ready to pass on Volume Six (Home).
He is, however, running a competition.
This is what Paul is asking you to do.
‘Well leyton and my One Short Story To Be Told”ees!!! I’m reluctantly parting ways with Volume Six (Home) after nearly two weeks together, which included walking, driving, chilling out and even spooning together! I feel it’s my duty to let Home carry on its amazing journey. We have a bond now, one I’m sure we’ll keep.
BUT, now to make things interesting, and add to the fun factor of this adventure.
I’m asking one simple question, and the answer I personally find the best will decide the next person to receive Volume Six (Home). 6
So my simple question is … If you could play your favourite character in a film who would it be and why?
Mine, for example, would be Rocky – simply because he’s my hero.
So, lets have a bit of crack. Answer the simple question, and I’ll decide the winner in the next few days. And if no one wants to play my game? Well Volume Six (Home) is quite happy sitting next to the fire eating small purple snacks!
88 *googolplex to you all :)
There you go folks, reply here if you have an answer.
88*googlepex to all leyton attens/Stanley Notte
PS – Remember if you want anything in life you need to take AN ACTION. Receiving a One Short Story To Be Told volume is exactly the same. Yes you can sit back and watch our stories criss cross the globe, and that is fine. But if you really want to receive one it’s best, I think, to be in touch with the current owners. And be persistent. ‘He who shouts loudest and all that!
Nov 6, 2012
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Bye, bye Chicago.

Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return) of One Short Story To Be Told departed Chicago last night. It’s on it’s way to Andy Mackin who resides in Blarney, Co. Cork. We await Paul’s feedback with bated breath, and wish Andy the very best of enjoyment, too.
88*Googolplex leyton/Stan

Nov 2, 2012
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Friday Forum (55)

Good evening all you One Short Story To Be Tolders, and 88*Googolplex to each and every one of you. I have to tell you that today was a very, very good day for me, and I am in top form as I eek these words from keyboard to screen. I won’t divulge the reasons for today being a very, very good day. But I will say I hope you, too, have had a stonker of a day!

This good day comes at the end of a busy, but also good, week for One Short Story To Be Told. It began last Saturday with the launch of Volume Six (Home) of this adventure. Delighted to say it was a great night (Thanks, again, to all who came along). The goodness continued with an excited Paul Depuis, as the photo shows, collecting ‘Home’ on Tuesday and setting it on it’s journey.

Also on Tuesday Volume Two (Wink) landed in the hands of Letitia Notte, who currently resides in Brisbane, Australia. Needless to say excitement abounded there, too.

And then, on Wednesday, Paul Murphy, of Chigago, Illinois, informed me that he had chosen the next recipient of Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return) – the lucky man is Andy Mackin of Blarney, Co. Cork  (who greeted the news with a whoop and a whoopee and then a wayhay!) – and Cormac O’ Caoimh announced that Derek O’ Sullivan(who also whooped in delight on hearing the news) would provide Volume Three (Grey Skies) with it’s fourteenth home.

Thursday saw Anne Byrne decide it was time for to relinquish her hold on Volume Five (Full Circle), and announce Leonard O’ Donovan would carry that particular mantle forward. Leonard was beside himself, not least because Full Circle will be the third One Short Story To Be Told volume he will welcome into his home. ‘Three down, three to go’ were Leonard’s words. A statement that leaves me in no doubt that he has decided that every One Short Story To Be Told volume will, at some stage, pass through his hands. ‘Best of luck with the quest Len’ I replied, before silently adding that Colette O Donoghue will, to say the least, be intrigued by that plan.

And finally, just last night, I spoke to Sinead O’ Meara the current custodian of Volume Four (Sleepyhead). Sinead informs me that the time for Sleepyhead to move on has arrived, but no firm decision regarding who shall be next has been made just yet. Sinead was also very complimentary of the tale Sleepyhead during our chat. Thank you for the kind words Sinead. I appreciate them.

Speaking of kind words brings me to the final piece of good news provided this week.

Both Paul McSweeny (who recently read Volume Two), and Cormac O Caoimh (who just passed Volume Three to Derek O’ Sullivan) have forwarded their feedback on their experience of the  One Short Story To Be Told Tales – namely ‘Wink’ and ‘Grey Skies’ respectfully – contained within.

I have to say it still amazes me that people are so appreciative of my writing. But man it is good for the soul! Paul and Cormac’s words have been added to the blog pages dedicated to Wink and Grey Skies, but I’ll include them here in case, a) you are too tired to go clicking for them, and b) because it warms my heart every time I read them.

WHAT PAUL SAID ABOUT WINK: Wink, for me, is a very literal story. I felt I was beside Jim
throughout the story – particularly as he dressed himself for the funeral. I also believe that anyone who has lost a parent, grown up in a difficult environment, or left home at a young age will understand what Jim experiences in ‘Wink.’ And there is no doubt in my mind that the connection one feels Jim has with his mother is something everyone will understand. Overall a wonderfully engaging tale, and one I would recommend. Thanks leyton/Stan for putting into the world, and I wish you continued success with this great idea.

WHAT CORMAC SAID ABOUT GREY SKIES: Having read Volume Three (Grey Skies) of One Short Story To Be Told I highly recommend you try get your hands on…I wont say “A copy” …I will say “The Copy”… because the wonderful thing about these books is that there is only one copy made of each Volume, and it is passed from person to person. On top of that…it is a great book too. Thanks Ray Horgan for passing it on to me. And thanks leyton; I always thought One Short Story To Be Told was a fantastic idea…..and the book itself didnt disappoint! Thank you very much. Very enjoyable

There is, I believe, no better way for to sign of this post. So have a great weekend. And 88*Googolplex to you all. leyton attens/Stanley Notte.

Volume One – Waiting For Life To Return; The man you need to get to is Andy Mackin. Here is contactable here https://www.facebook.com/andy.mackin.94?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.

Volume Two – Wink:  Letitia Notte of Brisbane, Australia now in possession. Reach her here https://www.facebook.com/Tate.Lionetti?fref=ts if you use FB, or through oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com if not.

Volume Three – Grey Skies: Derek O Sullivan is the current custodian. Derek is not a FB user, so requests can be forwarded to me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Four – Sleepyhead: Current custodian Sinead O’Meara. Requests through me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Five – Full Circle: Leonard O’ Donovan is due to (gleefully) accept Full Circle from Anne Byrne soon. FB users can get Len here – https://www.facebook.com/leonard.odonovan.5?fref=ts. Non FB users email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com please.

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