Dec 16, 2011
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Friday Forum (10).

We reach double figures on our weekly updates in a week that has been as active as any to date for the One Short story To Be Told adventure. Given that that week has seen me issue three emails/FB updates/blog posts since Friday Form number nine, and Jackie Daly (hello again Jacq) told me today I issue updates every day (I don’t!) I’m going to keep this short. There’s not a lot to report since yesterday’s extraordinary events and update (I can hear Jacq moaning now) anyway. So it’s volume titles and names of holders with a little reminder of the weeks events and out of here!
Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return): Ciaran Bermingham is making arrangements to pass Waiting For Life To Return to Colette O Donoghue as I write/type. Colette, as was said yesterday, will be looking to move quickly. So a new home for Volume One is possible by Xmas (although that may depend on YOU taking an action).
Volume Two (Wink): Now in the hands of Eric Downey as Eddie O’ Mahoney threw it out his car window on Wednesday. Eric has indicated he may be acting quickly too. So the jury is out on whether Wink will spend Christmas in Sallybrook with Eric or a new home beckons.
Volume Three (Grey Skies): I have to tell you that the news of Colette’s historic achievements have reached Grey Skies. And he has pointed out that there is more than Colette involved in the extraordinary events of the past week; Volumes One and Four have a direct part to play, and Volume Two, due to it’s time with Colette last September, can claim it’s slice of the pie (these were Grey Skies words), too. He also pointed out that both he and Sleepyhead have now had three owners, despite Sleepyhead’s journey beginning three months later than his.
These observations, I’m sure have guessed, were not made with any Yippee’s or Yabba Dabba Doo’s as bookends. In fact Grey Skies was so down I would worry for his health if he were to discover that his blog page is the only one bereft of comment or pictorial decoration. So what am I saying? I’m saying to you, and the Universe, that Grey Skies needs a lift. So if anyone knows Dante Griffin please give him a nudge, and lets get Grey Skies feeling good again! If you don’t know him? Give him a nudge anyway!
Volume Four (Sleepyhead): Georgina told me today that she has spoken to Colette and that the ‘passover’ (what a lovely word that is) has been arranged. Georgina also forwarded a picture of her with Sleepyhead yesterday, and just now (and I mean that literally) her feedback has arrived. The smile Georgina wears in the photograph is, I have to say, simply fabulous. And her kind words…well I’m glowing right now. You can view picture and digest the feedback here: Thank you Georgina!  Oh and it’s Colette you need to talk to about Volume Four from now on.
Finally, here are the addresses you require if you are going to take an action regarding receiving a One Short Story To Be Told Volume.
Volume One and Four: or Facebook
Volume Two: or or Facebook
Volume Three: Dante Griffin Facebook page (he’s hard to get. But someone has to do it!) and you could try, it might work.

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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.

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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?
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