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

Autumn 2012 results

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

First Place ($200)

Rob Johnson, NSW: "In One Word or Less"

Second Place ($50)

BJ Stirling, NSW: "Being Undead"

Third Place

Dean Briggs, NSW: "This Goes With That"

Highly Commended

Tania Yardley, NSW: "Irony of the Tortured Artist"

Jim Brigginshaw, NSW: "Storm in a Bra Cup"

Jim Murphy, VIC: "Euthasania"

Phil Tennant, WA: "Skin Deep"


Nicola Bradbury, WA: "Don't Order the Jelly"

Janeen Samuel, VIC: “When Julia Met Granny”

Janeen Samuel, VIC: "The Launching of Esmeralda"

Fiona Skepper, VIC: "Under the Influence of Jane Austen"

Edmund Fitzgerald, ACT: "My Son, the Doctor"

There were 72 short stories in the competition, from 53 entrants.