I run the Best of Times Short Story Competitions twice a year; once in Autumn and once in Spring. I advertise them to writers' groups and on Facebook. - C. A. Broadribb.

The Best of Times Short Story Competition

Spring 2010 results

Note: stories are available for reading only where the authors have given permission.

First Place ($100)

Anne Jenner, SA: "Flying Arms and Barking Knees"

Second Place ($50)

Suzanne Gaskell, VIC: "Someone Has Left the Building"

Third Place ($25)

Angela Flattery, VIC: "The Traffic Light Elves"

Highly Commended

Frank Ince, VIC: "Norm and Me”

Cheryl Rogers, WA: "Granddad's Melting Moments"

P.S. Cottier, ACT: "Beating Creativity"


Gayle Beveridge, VIC: "The Pursuit"

David Mercer, SA: “The Potent Pumpkin”

Fiona Skepper, VIC: "Brief Encounter"

Eddie Blatt, NSW: "To Believe or Not to Believe, That is the Question"

There were 44 short stories in the competition, from 36 entrants.