100 Words of Solitude. DEADLINES & CUDDLES
Shannon Kenny is a freelance writer, editor and actor from Durban, South Africa. Laughter is her family’s favourite tonic. They believe in the transformative power of Love and good chocolate.
100 Words of Solitude. FIVE BREATHS FROM 2020
Ian Richardson is a prize-winning Scottish writer. Overall winner in Scottish Borders ‘Waverley Lines’ September 2015, Ian was presented with the Anstruther Writing Award November 2016. In 2019/20 he studied haiku and micro-poetry, examples of which, can be found on Twitter: @IanRich10562022
100 Words of Solitude
THE HILLS: WELCOMED EXILE; UNWELCOMED YEARNING
Scott Ting-A-Kee read for a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Degree at the University of Guyana. He has served as a Literature teacher, assistant examiner of CAPE Literatures in English and writer-in-residence at University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. His debut novella is entitled Red Hibiscus and has published poems in the Guyana Annual. He represented Guyana as a member of the Literary Arts Unit at CARIFESTA XIV and was a participant in the 38th Annual West Indian Literature Conference and presented a paper on Michelle Jana Chand’s novel, Song, exploring the link between indentureship and wuxia heroism.
100 Words of Solitude. ICE RINK
Anita Goodfellow has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She divides her time between the UK and France. Her stories have been shortlisted in writing competitions and published in various anthologies. Her first novel, The Salvesen Sisters is in its final stages.
100 Words of Solitude. HOMO SAPIENS, INTERRUPTED
Annie Pau’s short biography of Stuart Hall (UWI Press) has just been published. A founding editor of the journal Small Axe and the original Caribbean Review of Books and author of the blog Active Voice Her latest editorial venture is the digital platform of Caribbean writing, PREE, of which she is Editor-in-Chief. She has been published in international journals and magazines such as Newsweek International, the Guardian (UK), Chimurenga, The Caravan (India), Slavery & Abolition, Art Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly, Wasafiri, Callaloo, Bomb and a range of art books and catalogues such as the Brooklyn Museum’s Infinite Island and Documenta11’s Creolite and Creolization. You can follow her on Twitter @anniepaul and on Instagram @anniepaulish short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.
Twitter @anniepaul and on Instagram @anniepaulish
100 Words of Solitude. BLUE
Anne Caldwell is a poet and writer based in the U.K. She has published three collections of poetry and is a PhD student at the University of Bolton. Her next work will be prose poems on the theme of the North. She edited The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry with Oz Hardwick. (Valley Press, 2019).
100 Words of Solitude.
PEOPLE WATCHING IN THE AGE OF SELF ISOLATION
Christina Parisi is a Los Angeles based filmmaker/writer who enjoys being outside with nature. A lover of stories, a perfect day for Christina would be writing, reading and watching a film. You can find out more information on Christina at her personal blog “Life As I Know It
100 Words of Solitude. BREATHING
Jenny West is a playwright and poet from Hull, England. She and her husband run their own theatre company – Paper Plane Productions – and Jenny has been writing large-cast plays for this group for the last eighteen years. She has also had several poems Highly Commended in national poetry competitions. Jenny is Head of English Literature at a sixth-form college in Hull and is a proud mother of two.
100 Words of Solitude. GERM HUNT
ALISON LOCK writes poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction – the author of two short story collections, four collections of poetry, a novella; she is also a contributor to several anthologies. Her short fiction has won/been listed in a number of competitions: The London Magazine, The Sentinel Literary Quarterly, The Tillie Olsen Award, The Carve Esoteric Prize. Her work focuses on the relationship of humans and the environment, connecting an inner world with an exploration of land and sea, a love of nature, through poetry and prose. Her recent publication Lure by Calder Valley Poetry is an account of a traumatic accident and subsequent recovery; it is a poetic sequence of personal transformation.
‘Lure’ can be purchased here: https://caldervalleypoetry.com/lure-alison-lock/www.alisonlock.com
Maria S. Picone
100 Words of Solitude. WE HAVE NAMES FOR YOU
Maria S. Picone (she/her/hers) writes, paints, and teaches from her home in South Carolina. Her publications include flash fiction, CNF, poetry, translations, visual art, and hybrid work. Her writing has been published in Kissing Dynamite, Vox Viola, and Mineral, among others. She has work forthcoming in Whale Road Review, *82 Review, Moonchild Magazine, and others.
A Korean adoptee, Maria often explores themes of identity, exile, and social issues facing Asian Americans. She received an MFA in fiction from Goddard College and holds degrees in philosophy and political science.
100 Words of Solitude. GOOD MORNING MRS LIFE!
Zoe Piponides grew up in Birmingham and now teaches English in Larnaca. The world landscape and solitude are a constant source of inspiration. Her published work includes poems in HuffPost, Eighty Four and Nicosia Beyond Barriers anthologies, and a communal novel project Payback based on the Cyprus haircut crisis. short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.
Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahi
100 Words of Solitude. WHAT ABOUT THE HOMELESS?
Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim is a writer from Ilorin, Nigeria. He started reading at an early age, influenced by his grandmother’s storytelling of African folklore. He sees himself as a seeker and a truth-sayer. @heemthewriter across social media, he explores the human experience from an African perspective through his literary works.
100 Words of Solitude. CORK
David Clarke is a Producer of Commercials and Podcaster. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, he now resides in West Hollywood, CA with his fiancé Leah. He is an avid writer in his spare time and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Criticism from the University of Massachusetts. David is also an ardent supporter of Liverpool Football Club and besides having a tattoo of their crest on his arm, he also hasn’t missed a game in years. His Mother found 100 Words of Solitude and insisted he enter, and he shares a place among the winners with not one but two of his aunts: Claire LeBras and Colette Willis.
100 Words of Solitude. TO SILENCE MY LONELINESS
Richard LeDue was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, but currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba with his wife and son. His poems have appeared in various publications throughout 2019, and more work is forthcoming throughout 2020, including a chapbook from Kelsey Books.
100 Words of Solitude. THIS ONE
Ermelinda Makkimane loves thinking poetry and sometimes she writes down those words. Her work has appeared in Lucky Jefferson‘s 365 Collection, Pleaseseeme.com, RHiMe,Joao Roque Literary Journal and MadrasCourier and in the 2020 Summer Anthology by the Other Worldly Women Press. Ms Makkimane has recently published her debut book, “Her Story” – a womanist poetic re-telling of Mary’s story from the Bible. She is currently working on a series giving voice to some of the marginalized women characters in the Bible.
100 Words of Solitude. RISING
Jack Pritchard is spending lockdown on a small boat on the River Thames, watching the skies. He has been described as a ‘wandering poet’, but the current situation means wandering has been significantly reduced.
100 Words of Solitude. IN THE SLIPSTREAM
Dettra Rose is a Londoner living in NSW Australia. She writes flash fiction, non-fiction articles and tiny poems. Her flash pieces have won and been commended/shortlisted/longlisted in many esteemed competitions. Currently she’s in the final stages of finishing her first novel.
100 Words of Solitude. EMBRACING!
Sidla is a development sector professional, based in Pakistan. She turns to writing as a means of therapy; putting her ideas and thoughts down helps her process her emotions and understand herself better
100 Words of Solitude. THE CURTAIN
Erika Byrne-Ludwig grew up in France and now lives in Australia. A graduate from Sydney University, she has written many short pieces in both languages. Her first two collections, La graine ronde and Les mots en boutons, were written in French. A Cloud in my Hand is the first collection of her stories in English.
100 Words of Solitude.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Faye Brinsmead’s flash fiction has appeared in many online journals and several print anthologies. “How Red and Black Fade to Grey”, her story about the Australian bushfires, won Reflex Fiction’s Spring 2020 competition. Her poetry e-chapbook, among my molecules, is published by proletaria. She lives in Australia and tweets @ContesdeFaye.
100 Words of Solitude. MY NEIGHBOUR
Selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions in 2016, his poems have featured in a significant number of journals, both in Ireland and internationally. A previous winner of the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland and Poems for Patience competitions, Maurice Devitt was a featured poet at the Poets in Transylvania Festival in 2015 and a guest speaker at the John Berryman Centenary Conference in both Dublin and Minneapolis. His poems have been nominated for Pushcart, Forward and Best of the Net prizes and his Pushcart-nominated poem, ‘The Lion Tamer Dreams of Office Work’, was the title poem of an anthology published by Hibernian Writers in 2015. He is curator of the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies site and in 2018 published his debut collection, ‘Growing Up in Colour’, with Doire Press.
100 Words of Solitude. UNEXPECTED PLEASURES
Ingrid Littmann-Tai is a Canadian freelance writer, focusing on memoir, personal essays and travel tales. In normal times, she is an avid traveler. She loves long walks in the Alberta Rocky Mountains and lazy summer days at the lake.A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.
100 Words of Solitude. KEEPING IT TOGETHER
Hervé Suys (°1968 – Ronse, Belgium) started writing disturbing short stories whilst recovering from a sports injury and hasn’t stopped since.A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.
100 Words of Solitude. BARRIER NURSING
Tony Osgood has recently retired from University where he taught in the fields of social science, autism, disability and psychology. His second non-fiction book will be published in March 2022 by Jessica Kingsley. He is completing his third novel. Tony lives a skimmed-stone’s throw from Margate in England.
A short story, ‘Haus des Meeres,’ can be found at BlueNib:
His prose-poem, ‘All My Darlings Waiting,’ is on Literally Stories:
100 Words of Solitude. FACETIME CHAT WITH GILL & PETE
Amanda Huggins is a writer from Yorkshire with a day job in engineering – currently furloughed. Her new short story collection, Scratched Enamel Heart, is published in May.
100 Words of Solitude. NO ONE’S AN ISLAND
JAVIER GOMEZ is a writer and translator from Argentina who likes to travel to distant lands in search of adventures. Sometimes he wishes he could be a pirate or a ninja. He has been writing mostly flash fiction in English and Spanish since the ancient era of grunge and flannel shirts. His work has been published in both languages in several anthologies and magazines and longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. He was once a bearded lady on stage and would like to do that again some day.A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.
100 Words of Solitude. QUARANTINE
HELEN BARRETT lives in Cyprus with her husband and three crazy rescue cats. Their two adult children live happily in UK with their fiancés…they miss them. Writing is her passion – short stories, poetry, flash fiction and articles published here and in UK. She’s half-Cypriot, half-Welsh, hence her love of singing and dancing!A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.
100 Words of Solitude. SOLITUDE
Amantine Brodeur lives in a small European lakeside town in the foothills of the alps. During 2020, her writing appeared online and in print; in ParagraphPlanet, Book Hub Publishing, Pink Plastic House, DeepTime Volume 1, published by Black Bough Poetry in iambapoet. seen and heard, as well as in Thrice Magazine.
100 Words of Solitude. DOCUMENTARY
Jessica Pape moved from Germany to Galway in 2009, and worked as a researcher and project coordinator for Trinity College Dublin. She started creative writing classes in Galway with Kevin Higgins in 2016. She was longlisted for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and shortlisted for the CUIRT Spoken Word Platform 2018. She has been published in Skylight 47, Vox Galvia and Pendemic. She writes poems and short stories and recently started working on her first novel.
100 Words of Solitude. LOVE ME AS I AM
Paula Gannon-Savvides hails from Ireland and lives in Cyprus with 4 males and a cocker spaniel. She stays sane by keeping busy; work, family, theatre, poetry and tv shows, and endeavours to feed her kids at least three times a day. In the future, she fancies herself as a sommelier.
100 Words of Solitude. CLOSING THE WINDOW
Paul Hetherington has published 14 poetry and prose poetry collections and has won or been shortlisted for over 30 national and international awards and competitions.
100 Words of Solitude. MORE THAN A MOTHER
Kehkashan Khalid is an award-winning Pakistani artist, writer and mom of three. She has an MA Fine Arts from the University of the Arts London. In 2019 she won the Salam Award and her art was acquired by an international collection. She has several short stories forthcoming and is currently a slush-reader at Clarkesworld Magazine.
Duncan. B. MacInnes
100 Words of Solitude. LAUNCHPAD
D.B. MacInnes lives on his croft on the Isle of Skye, on the same land to which his forebears were relocated by force, in the 1860s. There he plants trees, grows vegetables, plays the uilleann pipes and writes!
100 Words of Solitude. HOMETOWN, RESEEN
Michelle Christophorou’s short fiction has won and been placed in competitions, including Strands International Flash Fiction, and the Retreat West Fire-themed flash competition, for which she received a ‘Best of the Net’ nomination in 2019. In another life, Michelle practised law in the City of London. Tweets @MAChristophorou
100 Words of Solitude. PANTHER STRIDE
Erini Loucaides is a published, Australian-Cypriot writer. Her work has been shortlisted in the Fresher Prize, longlisted in the Fish Prize, top 15% in the First Pages Prize and awarded a Distinction by the Sydney Morning Herald. She teaches in Cyprus and is inspired by Greek myths and wild nature.
100 Words of Solitude. ISOLATED APPLAUSE
Justīne Bondare studies English Language & Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. She has gone back home to Latvia to be with her family, and since she’s a strong introvert, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep in contact with close friends because of these new conditions.
100 Words of Solitude. BRUMATION
Hannah Ingeborg is an Irish-Danish writer, born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. She spends her time grappling with the question ‘where is home?’ and hoping one day she’ll wake up and realise she’s there.
100 Words of Solitude. NEVER FORGOTTEN
Cindy Matthews is an artist and writer living in rural Canada. She is a proud mom to three wonderful adult children and their partners PLUS an equally proud nana to three grandchildren. Cindy feels blessed to have these individuals as well as her husband of forty years in her life.