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


The Best of Times Short Story Competition

Autumn 2013 results

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


First Place ($200)

Fiona Skepper, VIC: "Emma's Blog"


Second Place ($50)

Simon Vasarelli, VIC: "Bono is an A___hole"


Third Place

Raymond Scott, VIC: "Testing the Water"


Highly Commended

Catherine Brown, NSW: "Boxing Day Blues" (contains swear words)

Sarah Flemwell, SA: "The Teddy Bear Addiction"

Rebecca Hayman, VIC: "That's It, I'm Running Away"

Suzanne Gaskell, VIC: "Don't Take the Plastic Cover Off the Couch, Frank!"


Commended

Simon Vasarelli, VIC: "Fish Out of Water"

Doug Hamilton, VIC: “Cronin V Cronin”

Margaret Pearce, VIC: "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"

Dean Briggs, VIC: "How Romantic"

Anne Dwyer, NSW: "The Best Laid Plans"


There were 62 short stories in the competition, from 48 entrants.