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 2015 results

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

First Place ($500)

Brian Howley, VIC: "Jeff's Breakfast"

Second Place ($100)

Alan Williams, France: "The Story Teller"

Third Place

Edward Burger, VIC: "The Longest Journey Begins With the First Step"

Highly Commended

Jim Brigginshaw, NSW: "Finding a Spot in Sport"

Jim Murphy, VIC: "Dementia"


John Pitman, WA: "The Legendary Bulldust Bill"

Edward Burger, VIC: "A Fool in a Gown"

Alan Williams, France: “Snail Shells and Apricots”

There were 68 short stories in the competition, from 45 entrants.