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 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 Vella (penname), 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!"


Simon Vella (penname), 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.