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 2012 results

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

First Place ($200)

Dean Briggs, NSW: "The Victor Vector Factor"

Second Place ($50)

Adam vanLangenberg, VIC: "Arthur Wickerton and the Very Fine Ladies"

Third Place

B. J. Stirling, NSW: "A Man of Many Parts"

Highly Commended

Roger Wagstaff, Qld: "Spencer's Chocolate Creams"

Fiona Skepper, VIC: "In Search of Rasputin's Penis"

Phil Tennant, WA: "Salad Daze"


Jacqueline Allan, VIC: "Waiting for Barbie"

Lynnette Lounsbury, NSW: “Welcome to Luanda”

Peter Lingard, VIC: "Great Balls of Fire"

Denise Probert, VIC: "I'm Better Known Than Marlon Brando"

Jim Murphy, VIC: "Standing on One Leg"

There were 55 short stories in the competition, from 46 entrants.