Mar 30, 2012
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Hey all you One Short Story To Be Tolders! How the god damn hell are you this Friday evening? I hope the answer to that question is ‘MIGHTY FINE!’ It certainly is for me!

The first thing I’m going to do this week is tell you that Georgina Lynch, the current custodian of Volume Two (Wink), is actively seeking requests from those of you who would like to be next to welcome Wink into your home. So, if you’re interested (and you should be!) get typing and send requests to me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com, or directly to Georgina at her facebook page. Best of luck to you all!

The second thing I’m going to tell you is something you may already know. But I’m repeating it just in case. Tim Prenderville has relinquished his hold on Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return), and forwarded it to Ben Keating of Sidney, Australia. This of course means that there are now – or will be shortly – two One Short Story To Be Told volumes down under. The odds on a meeting are slim, however: Sidney and Perth are four hours apart apparently. Still, one can dream.

News on the three other volumes is slow. Mark Fenton – yes he of Perth, Australia (and the current custodian of Volune Four (Sleepyhead) – has not been in touch. But no news is good news, as they say.

Colette O Donoghue – the great collector of One Short Story To Be Told volumes – has forwarded the photograph of Volume Three (Grey Skies) on the left.

And Derek Chandley has been in touch with Colette via Facebook regarding the transfer of Volume Five (Full Circle). That event will, no doubt, be the catalyst for great excitement. And why wouldn’t it be when it will complete the collection, so to speak, for Colette.

But that is for next week (at least), so let’s not get into it now.

Before I go I would like to tell you that I’ve had a busy week, and the planning and plotting of the One Short Story To Be Told future is going well.

And that, my Dear One Short Story To Be Tolders, is it for this week. Good luck again to those of you seeking Volume Two (Wink) from Georgina. And the details of all our current custodians are below as always.

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Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return):  Tim Prenderville of Atascadero, California has placed Waiting For Life To Return in an envelope and sent it on its merry way. News of Ben Keating, to whom Waiting is destined, as soon as I get it.

Volume Two (Wink): As mentioned earlier Georgina Lynch is now seeking requests. If you’d like to be next  contact her FB page or email oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com. I assure you I will pass on your message.

Volume Three (Grey Skies): Currently in Watergrasshill with Colette O Donoghue, or maybe riding a bike with Colette O Donoghue in Watergrasshill! Still destined for Derek Chandley next. Derek, as pointed out last week, is available for requests at derekchandley@hotmail.com or, as always, Facebook.And the good news is there has been no confirmation that the rumours that Derek has promised Grey Skies to Len O Donovan are true. But just in case, here’s where you can get Len: len2605@hotmail.com or FB.

Volume Four (Sleepyhead): Mark Fenton of Perth Australia in possession. No news from Mark this week, as I said. But you can contact him here if you want.

Volume Five (Full Circle): Still the newest one. Derek Chandley is still in possession so far as I know. He was – again as mentioned earlier – in touch with Colette for her address. So it would be best to send request for Full Circle to Colette’s Facebook page or her email, which is colette2601@yahoo.com.

 

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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
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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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