Volume Five

Volume Five: Full Circle.

Published 3rd March 2012 @ Mr Bradley’s, Barrack St, Cork.

A tale of erred judgement, and redemption.

Current custodian: Eleventh Recipient: Sue-Ellen Carroll, Kilcully, Co. Cork. 26th February 2014



Sabine's note

Tenth Recipient: Sabine Lengger, Plymouth, England, 25 August 2013.


I enjoyed ready Full Circle bit by bit every evening. Great idea. Thanks

Oh and I apologize for the delays.



One Short Story To Be Told Cover Illustration.

Ninth Recipient: Paul O’ Connor, Ab Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands. 13th February 2013.


Hi Stan/Leyton. I really enjoyed Full Circle, and the unusual way it is packaged. I’ve also found someone to take it next, an Australian girl with perfect in English who lives in Plymouth, England. Sabine will also pass it on quicker than I have. My apologies for the delay and lack of contacy while I had Full Circle. Damn job kept getting in the way.


Paddy O' Shea at the moment he parted with One Short Story To Be Told Volume Five: Full Circle


Eighth Recipient: Paddy O’ Shea, Glounthane, Co. Cork, Ireland. 4th Dec 2012.

WHAT PADDY SAID: “Full Circle is a beautiful piece of writing that is both insightful and inspiring. A powerful story of courage and over-coming fear and self-doubt. I for one am honored to have been a small part of its journey! Thank you Leyton!” Paddy!



Volume Five (Full Circle) in an unusual location. We don't know where.


Seventh Recipient: Leonard O’ Donovan, Friars Walk, Cork, Ireland. 1st November 2012.


“Sometimes the Greatest Journey might only need the smallest Step”



Sixth Recipient: Anne Byrne, Castlemartyr, Co Cork. 20th October 2012.

WHAT ANNE SAID: I have just had the pleasure of reading Full Circle. An inspiring and uplifting story of facing one’s fears, and ofhow more often than not, those fears are far worse in the dark recesses of our minds than in reality.

I was inspired by Jim’s courage to ignore the physical manifestations of his fear and admired how he drew from the positive people and positive affirmations to carry him through with his mission. Needless to say I loved the book and look forward to reading many, many more stories from the wonderful Leyton / Stan in the future. :D xxxxx


Fifth Recipient: Ray Horgan, Togher, Cork. 2nd September 2012.


I read Volume’s Three and Five on the same weekend in Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. And enjoyed my time with them immensely.




Fourth Recipient: Paul A Crean. Cork City, Ireland. 1st July 2012.


A very nice read. A heartfelt, redemptive tale. Long may it’s journey continue.




Third Recipient: Paul McSweeney, Cork City, Ireland. 4th May 2012.

Hi Stan/leyton
I know Full Circle is a tale of redemption.But for me it also it also represents all that is good in humanity. The love of family and friends the support systems in place for people with issues. All in all its a positive story showing the strenght  of the human character. A very well written and entertaining tale. I’m just glad I am part of this fantastic journey that is One Short Story To Be Told. Keep up the good work.
Paul Mc Sweeney

Second Recipient, Colette O Donoghue, Watergrasshill, Co Cork, 5 April 2012.

WHAT COLETTE SAID: Full circle was once again, like other Volumes in the One ShortStory To Be Told series, a dark but compelling read. Wonderfully written as always I could not put it down, and was trying to race ahead in my mind as to what the outcome would be.

I’m now a little sad, because there are no more Volumes for me to be chasing after. Well for now anyway. But I was absolutely thrilled with the introduction of Superhero Cleo Othello Gudtone, and then pleasantly surprised with the little “surprise” waiting at the end.
Keep up the good work leyton


First Recipient: Derek Chandley, Sth Douglas Rd, Cork 5th March 2012

WHAT DEREK SAID: I was very pleased to be the first recipient of Volume Five of One Short Story To Be Told. From beginning to end I felt it was a lovely read, and very nicely written.

Like all good stories, whether they’re short or long, the first few pages are critical. Volume Five captures your interest and imagination instantly, and so all I wanted to do was read on. Very much looking forward to reading the other volumes and of course future volumes.

Keep up the good work leyton!

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