Apr 9, 2012
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Georgina’s feedback for Wink!

As the day for Wink to leave Georgina Lynch’s home edges closer I’ delighted to say she has taken a little time to let me know what she thought of Wink. To say the feedback is generous would, I feel, be ¬†an understatement. And I had to take a number of deep breath’s while reading it for the first time. So I’d like to say ‘Thank you Georgina, I’m humbled’.

This is what Georgina had to say.

I have to say Stan, Wink was a deeply stunning read. Your beautiful words tore through me. I have to say that, after reading just one or two pages, I realised this was a “Get the kids to bed, turn off the tv/ radio and lock the door” type of book. Do not disturb!!! I felt as though I was feeling the pain and anxiety of the guy, and really felt that in this short story, I really was with him. The tenderness of his relationship with his mother, and the angry towards his father was captured with perfection.Your writing ability really blows me away – again….wow!!!¬†Georgina x

These words have been posted on the Volume Two Page of the blog, and I’ve included a few of Georgina’s wonderful photos, too. 88*Googolplex leyton/Stan (who is wonderful form thanks to Georgina!)

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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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