Esther Byrne

I’ve had a piece of flash fiction published!

My story is a 600-word diary entry, written from the perspective of Cassandra Austen, the sister of the somewhat famous Jane Austen.

The sisters were extremely close, the only girls in a large family of six boys. They shared a room throughout their lives, and were always together, from school to their years in Bath to Jane’s final months in Winchester.

Jane Austen’s sister speaks!

Continue Reading >

I’ve had a short story published!

A 15-year-old boy named Christopher is sent to rural Scotland as an evacuee during WWII. He stays with his fierce grandmother, who is determined to toughen him up.
While there, Christopher makes it his mission to see the white stag he has read about in books, in the hopes it will make his grandmother happy and bring his father home safe from the war.

Scottish folklore publication!

Continue Reading >

Today is the final day of the challenge: https://www.nicolebreit.com/555challenge/

This has been a difficult but enlightening experience for me, showing me that there are more genres out there than I had previously believed, and that non-fiction can be just as beautiful as fiction.

I previously thought I probably wouldn’t ever write non-fiction, so trying something like this was my way of pushing myself outside my comfort zone,

555 Story Writing Challenge – Day Five

Continue Reading >

Today is Day Four of the creative non-fiction 100-word story challenge: https://www.nicolebreit.com/555challenge/

Today’s prompt was ‘reunion’. I found this one a bit difficult, as I couldn’t think of any obvious significant reunions in my life.

Then, I thought about the few times I’ve met up with lost childhood friends and how awkward it was. Once I had that idea, I was away, on a journey of nostalgia and silences.

555 Story Writing Challenge – Day Four

Continue Reading >



Get the latest updates from Esther by signing up to the newsletter!

* indicates required