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 2014 results

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

First Place ($500)

Darcy-Lee Tindale, NSW: "Choose Your Own Adventure"

Second Place ($100)

Geoff Covey, QLD: "Saving Time"

Third Place

Edward Burger, VIC: "The Clumsiest Person I've Ever Known"

Highly Commended

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: "Eureka"

Kate Williams, QLD: "The Wrinklies"

Ian Ward, VIC: "Arachne"


Loren Auder, QLD: "Crystal Twigs"

Radheya Jegatheva, WA: "How Not to Write a Story"

Fiona Skepper, VIC: “The Divine Wow Wow”

David Day, ACT: "The Knockout"

There were 74 short stories in the competition, from 62 entrants.