Oct 26, 2012
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Friday Forum (54)

Hey there One Short Story To Be Tolders. It’s Friday, which means a Friday Forum and an 88*Googolplex from me to each and every one of you!

And this Friday is an exciting one, because it is the eve of Volume Six of this adventure entering the world. Needless to say I am very excited. As is ‘Home’ the story that will grace the pages of Volume Six, and will begin what we know will be an extraordinary journey tomorrow.

In case you’ve forgotten ‘Home’ will be launched onto the no longer unsuspecting world in Tom Barry’s Bar, Barrack St, Cork at 7.30pm on Saturday 27th October, which is tomorrow. YIPPEE!

As for the other five volumes, well all has been quiet on that front this week. Cormac O Caoimh, current custodian of Volume Three (Grey Skies) has been in touch to say that he is now looking for a new owner. But that is about it really. Mind you I am glad of the quiet, as preparing for tomorrow night has kept be busy, busy, busy. But all is in place now, and all I need to do tomorrow is turn up! Hopefully you will, too.

Prior to the event I will appear on Cork FM’s ‘Le Cheile’ radio show tomorrow morning at 11am. Thanks to Anne Dalton for the invite. You can listen in here if you are free and so inclined. I’m sure I’ll be amazing!

And that’s it for today folks. I’ll leave you, as I always do, with an 88*Googolplex and remind you as I am offering that wonderful phrase that those who have a One Short Story To Be Told volume in their hands are listed below. Letting them know that you want to welcome a One Short Story To Be Told into your home and life is always a good idea.

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Volume One – Waiting For Life To Return; The man you need to get to is Paul Murphy of Chicago, Illinois. You can do that through me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Two – Wink:  Jennifer Franklin is now in possession. You can reach her through me at oneshortstorytobetold@gmail.com.

Volume Three – Grey Skies: In the possession of Cormac O Caoimh. Requests to receive Grey Skies from Cormac should 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: Anne Byrne has taken custody of Full Circle. Anne is a Facebooker, so you can reach her here https://www.facebook.com/anne.byrne.72, if you want to beg, plea or politely request Anne pass Full Circle to you.

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  • Look forward to starting your first volume..please let me know when it becomes available..thanks

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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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