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Jul 30, 2013
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Volume One is on the move again!

I’m delighted to announce that James Brandon has agreed to play a role in the continuing http://oneshortstorytobetold.com adventure, and will soon become the 24th recipient of Volume One: Waiting For Life To Return.

Congratulations James, and commiserations to all those who put their name forward (but were unsuccessful on this occasion) to be next.
Do keep trying guys. It warms my heart to see so many interested in this idea. And patience and persistence, as you know, are always rewarded.
Oh, and you won’t have to wait too much longer for another chance to welcome a One Short Story To Be Told volume into your home. Stay tuned for updates.

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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!
Jul 3, 2013
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Volume Three: Grey Skies heading to new pastures.

So Gordon Kinsella has been in touch, and informed me that Volume Three: Grey Skies will be heading to the home of Ruairi De Barra next. Man but Ruairi is doing a sterling job of seeking out the One Short Story To Be Told volumes. Grey Skies will be the third of my volumes to head to his abode. And given that the previous ones were Volume One: Waiting For Life To Return and Volume Two: Wink (in that Order) it looks like Ruairi is trying to get them in numerical order. That, of course, may not be true, it may just be coincidence that Ruirai has received the volumes in that order. But whether Ruairi has a plan or not, it’s great for me to see another person actively seeking out my work. So thanks Gordon for making a decision. And thanks Ruairi for showing such an interest in the Oneshortstorytobetold adventure.
In addition to the thrill of seeing someone seek out my work I am also excited by the fact that Grey Skies arrival at Ruairi’s door will see the number of home’s visited by the Oneshortstorytobetold volumes reach 92, just eight away from a century!
Oh boy there’s an exciting few weeks (or maybe months) ahead while as we countdown (or UP) to that magical number!

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Jul 1, 2013
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Yabba Dabba Do!

Yabba Dabba Doo! James Horgan has confirmed that Volume Six: Home has landed safely in Melbourne Australia. Thanks for confirming the news James. And thanks too to David Daly who let me know that the book had landed, and that he shared my sense of relief. James is the 7th person to provide a home to the story ‘Home’. And, as the One Short Story To Be Told volumes have now rested in 91 homes between them, the adventure is closing in on the 100 homes landmark. Am I excited by that – you bet your life I am.
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Jun 19, 2013
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Volume Two: Wink reaches its 23rd home.

Just in from Ruairi De Barra folks:

Volume Two: Wink relaxing gently in to its home for the evening!

You know I just love it when one of my tales reaches a new home! This is Wink’s 23rd abode, by the way.

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V2 - Ruairi

May 14, 2013
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Three One Short Story To Be Told tales need a new home.

Hi all, just a reminder that we have three people looking to find a new home for One Short Story To Be Told stories. They are David Daly (Volume Six: Home), Elle Detonet (Volume Four: Sleepyhead) and Adrain Hickey (Volume One: Waiting For Life To Return).
Both David and Elle are available  on FB if you use that platform – and you can reach all three by getting back to me here.
So if you would like to be next to welcome any of these tales into your home get asking. Oh, and Adrain and Elle have both said that those who have never had a One Short Story To Be Told tale will be prioritized!
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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!
Apr 20, 2013
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Kind words (again).

Kind words, via Ultan Finnegan, just slipped into the One Short Story To Be Told world again. Here’s what he has had to say.

Well. Where oh where do I start. Volume One:Waiting For Life To Return was joyful. A wonderful start to the journey into the everlasting. Having read Volume One and Volume Six: Home I have seen the current, start and latest stories. Wonderful.
Volume One gives the start of a lovely series. It breaks the ground like a bulb after a long winter. The light of Spring shines, and the flower starts to grow. As does this story unfold gently into the light that graces its pages.
Volume Two: Wink is now calling to me, and it will be treated to the days light soon – as with the upturn in light so shall this book see its turn to share daylight with me. I will update next week on how its continues to grow.

Thank you Ultan. 88*Googolplex leyton/Stan

Mar 25, 2013
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Volume Six back from Everest Base Camp

Hello there all you One Short Story To Be Told followers. I am delighted to inform you that Volume Six: Home has returned safely from Everest Base Camp. The current custodian, namely Colette O’ Donoghue, has been in touch this morning, and has had this to say:
Hello to all One Short Story To Be Told followers. I am more than glad to report that both myself and Volume Six: Home successfully made it to Everest Base Camp. What an adventure it was, and even more so for the fact that not only was the story enjoyed by me, but also by another avid fan of One Short Story To Be Told John Linehan, who took care of “Home” on St. Patricks Day for me. Some photos to follow later, watch this space 🙂
P.s…….I am now taking requests for a new home for “Home”!!!!
Obviously Colette’s PS will interest a lot of you. So if you want Volume Six: Home to be heading your way you can contact Colette directly through Facebook or drop me a note at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com. I and Colette look forward to hearing from you.
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Jan 3, 2013
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One Short Story To Be Told is busy, busy, busy.

Well the busy start to the year continues for One Short Story To Be Told. Andy Mackin was in touch last night to say that Tony Reddin is now in possession of Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return). And that message was swiftly followed by communication from Adrian Hickey (AKA Racey Hadikan) that informed me he has finished Volume Six (Home), and that the new custodian will be Ultan Finnegan (AKA Tuela Fanning AKA Nutela Innfang). As my books/stories have landed in three new homes this week I think it’s time to do a count of homes provided, the 100 mark can’t – I imagine – be too far away. 88*Googolplex leyton/Stan

Dec 18, 2012
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One Short Story To Be Told brings Christmas Cheer to Perth.

Hi all, I’m delighted to announce that One Short Story To Be Told Volume Four (Sleepyhead) has landed in Perth, Australia. Dave Allen, who welcomed ‘Sleepyhead’ with open arms has expressed his delight at receiving such a gift as an early Christmas present. ‘Sleepyhead’ was delighted, too.

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Dec 11, 2012
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One Short Story To Be Told in Sweden

One Short Story To Be Told has, without my knowing been in Sweden, a place I, or my books, have ever been. The trip was undertaken by Jennifer Franklin back in October, while she was the seventeenth recipient of Volume Two (Wink).

And why am I only finding out now? Well it has taken Jennifer until now to provide feedback of her experience with ‘Wink’, and she never mentioned her holiday at any stage!

Not that I’m complaining – surprises like this are always welcome in One Short Story To Be Told land!

So here is Jennys’ feedback for Volume Two (Wink), and joy of joys, photographs of ‘Wink’ in Sweden (I really must get around to creating the ‘International Photo Album’ I’ve been thinking about)

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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.
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