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For Robbie Brown by Attracta Fahy

We’re delighted to host this beautiful and poignant video reading by Attracta Fahy of her 100 Words of Solitude piece, written in homage to a close friend, lost to both Cancer and Covid19.

If you would like to support our 100 voices from around the globe, please order your copy here. All proceeds are being donated to charities. We value your support. Thank you.

For more about the 100 Words of Solitude project.


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The “Solitude” Audio-Visual Collective

As 100 Words of Solitude continues the online project, we jointly host the 100 Words of Solitude Contributors’ Audio-Visual Collective here on Rare Swan Press. Just as the contributors celebrate receiving their copies in Cover Stories, here you can sit back and enjoy either audio recordings or video clips of the voices from across the globe, as you’ll read in both the Hardcover and Softcover Editions.


May Hail

Daniel Andrade Amaral


For Robbie Brown . . .

Attracta Fahy


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May Hail Daniel Andrade Amaral

from The 100 Words of Solitude Audio-Visual Collection

As part of the on–going collaboration between Rare Swan Press and 100 Words of Solitude, we are hosting further writings, readings and recordings by contributors to the anthology.

The first in this series of audio and video recordings is May Hail written and read by Daniel Amaral.

MAY HAIL

Listen to Daniel Amaral read MAY HAIL from the 100 Words of Solitude Anthology


Daniel Amaral reading from 100 Words of Solitude Anthology


Daniel Andrade Amaral is an MFA candidate at Oklahoma State University and holds English and education degrees from UMass Lowell. His writing, with characters reacting against absurdity, expresses the nature of people imposing belief and loneliness onto themselves and each other. He is writing a novel and translating Brazilian literature.



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Cover Stories

100 Words of Solitude


Cover Stories from The Contributors on Receiving Their Books . . .

Isla McKetta. Author. Seattle, USA

“Hanging out with a new book (that you’re in) … is there a better feeling? Thanks 100 Words of Solitude. This thing has taken almost a year, but the book makes the solitude less lonely.”


Daniel Andrade Amaral. Musician.Educator.

” These arrived today. I’m honoured to be a writer in this global literature project on pandemic solitude with 100 Words of Solitude and Rare Swan Press. Dream come true! Thank you.”


Nia Broomhall. Co-Head of English. Brass band Player.

“The postman just brought me a shiny new book with something I wrote in it! I can hardly believe it. Thank you.”


Michelle Christophorou. Short Fiction Writer

“Lovely surprise in the post this morning. beautiful publication, beautiful words.”


Madiha Imran, Lahore, india

“The hardback is so beautiful, thank you Rare Swan Press, I’ve received my copy.”


Paras Abbasi, Writer. Karachi, Pakistan

” Last year in June, I wrote about domestic violence against women during the pandemic. It got published in 100Words of Solitude which was later published as a book.”


Ingrid Littmann-Tai, Writer, Traveler, Calgary

“Rare Swan Press, thank you for this beauty that arrived today! So proud to be pat of this project, #100 Words of Solitude.”


Dettra Rose, Author. Londoner, down under.

“Mine arrived in Australia yesterday. What a beautiful and meaningful anthology to be part of.”


Sidla Nasir, Lahore, Pakistan.

“This arrived in the mail today! 100 words. 100 writers. Capturing human responses to Covid19, in isolation from around the globe. Thank you 100 Words of Solitude for including my piece and Rare Swan Press for publishing and bringing it to life. “


Colette Willis. ( & Ozzie) Reader. Writer. Watcher of things.

“I received my copy of the book today, it looks amazing! Thanks for all your hard work.”


Elif Firuzi, Istanbul, Turkey

“My copy of the book has arrived too! It’s a really beautiful book, with strong and touching words from all corners of life, the World. I am very proud to be part of 100 Words of Solitude. Thank you to all authors, the editors and Rare Swan Press.”


Jess Lee Banks. Patron, Australia

“My copy has arrived. Congratulations to all contributors, a wonderful project emerging through difficult times.”