Jan 19, 2013
leyton attens

Friday Forum (66)

A busy, busy, busy week for me has meant One Short Story To Be Told not getting a huge amount of attention. But that hasn’t stooped Len O Donovan from forwarding his feedback on Volume’s Two (Wink) and Five (Full Circle). Here’s what he said.

Volume Two (Wink): ”An extraordinary & Capivating Story” Continued success Mr Attens.

Volume Five (Full Circle): ”Sometimes the Greatest Journey might only need the smallest Step”

Volume Two (Wink) in an unusual location. We don't know where. 2012-12-02-105

Oh and we had the extra pleasure of Len’s mum – Anna_ passing on a comment, too. She read ‘Wink’ on a sunny afternoon apparently. Here’s what she said. ”A wink means Love & Comfort” — Thanks for the laughter & company. Now aint that nice.

My lack of activity hasn’t stopped my stories finding new homes either. DAvid Daly took possession of Volume Three (Grey Skies) since I was last in touch with you. He”s – quote – ‘Looking forward to the read’ – unquote. And Tony Reddin sent me a message some time early this week to say that Ruari De Barra will be next to provide a home to Volume One (Waiting For Life To Return).

No news, however, from current custodians Lorraine Shaw re Volume Two (Wink), Paddy O’Shea re Volume Five (Full Circle) or Dave Allen re Volume Four (Sleepyhead). And as Ultan Finnegan has only just received Volume Six (Home) I didn’t expect anything from him. So, apart from a reminder to myself to do a little bit early next week regarding the backlog of feedback now due, that’s it of this week folks.

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  • Volume 6 has been read and fully enjoyed by Tuela Fanning. It will pass on shortly after this super hero finds another worthy of its fine fine words. Many thanks Leyton for your adventures.

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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.

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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.

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