Esther Harris

Esther Harris

Esther Harris is (still) writing her first novel and tweets @writer29


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Short story: The Worms

It’s National Storytelling Week and Esther Harris has penned a doozie.
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An ode to the lost art of letter writing

Tomorrow is National Letter Writing Day, and Esther Harris would love to bring the joy, thrill and anticipation of putting pen to paper back into our lives.
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Screw you, Jilly

Like many of us, Esther Harris had a dream. A lithe, tanned, whole-life-ahead-of-her, gropes-on-the-beach, sand-in-her-pants dream. And then she realised she was 40.
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Work for that smile

According to recent reports, young people are missing out on basic work skills because they no longer take summer employment. Esther Harris reflects on what she learned through her series of shit jobs.
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Short story: Evil under the Calor Gas

To ‘celebrate’ Mother’s Day this weekend Esther Harris has written us a short story. Hankies at the ready.
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Short story: Hate Mail Girl

To celebrate National Short Story Week, Standard Issue is running a selection of short and (not always) sweet fictions. First up, Esther Harris looks at teenage obsession in Hate Mail Girl.
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How to tell you are too old for a festival

Summertime brings out the 15-year-old in Esther Harris, who can’t resist the thought of a festival – although she thinks maybe it’s time she should. Or does she?
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Why uni was the darkest time of my life

As thousands of freshers get unpacked and enjoy the last whiff of washing powder until Christmas, Esther Harris advises everyone involved to remember student life isn’t all snakebite and partying. It certainly wasn’t for her.