Dec 15, 2011
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Well, well, well: History is made again!

WARNING! You need to get your jealous side in check before you read on! Ciaran Bermingham, the current custodian of Volume One has been in touch to say he has decided that the next recipient of ‘Waiting For Life To Return’ will be – here comes the bit that will activate your jealous genes – Colette O’ Donoghue!
Yes that’s right the same Colette O’ Donoghue who welcomed Volume Two into her home on┬áthe 2nd Sept, and was announced as the next recipient of Volume Four (Sleepyhead) just last weekend, and made One Short Story To Be Told history at the same time!
Needless to say Colette was excirer and delirer when I spoke to her earlier. ‘Making history once was brilliant, but twice! Well twice is unbelievable.’ she said In fact it’s history on so many levels it’s hard to fathom. Colette is now the ONLY person to have read two editions of One Short Story To Be Told. The ONLY person to have had three editions in her abode. And the ONLY person to have held two editions at one time. Whew!
On the upside for those of you whose jealous genes are threatening to go into overdrive, Colette has promised to pass Volume One and Volume Four on swiftly. So soothe those jealous genes by letting her know YOU want to be next!
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ps – make sure you get a photo this time Colette. Actually get a bunch of them. You and Volume One. You and Volume Four. You and Volume One AND Four. You and…oh you get the idea!
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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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