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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

Spring 2006 results


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


CATEGORY 1: HUMOUR

First Place ($300)

Jim Murphy, VIC: “The Case of the Missing Third”


Second Place ($100)

Peter Watts, WA: “Stranger on the Train”


Third Place ($50)

Fiona Murray, QLD: “A Postmodern Tragedy”


Highly Commended

Barry Rosenberg, QLD: “Kissing Frogs”


Commended

Janeen Samuel, VIC: “Uncle Quentin Falls Into Adventure”

Peter Appleton aka Paul Sterling, VIC: “Getting It Write”


CATEGORY 2: GENERAL

First Place ($300)

Liz Hobbs, SA: “Drowning in Crimson”


Second Place ($100)

Travis de Valle, VIC: “Dreamer”


Third Place ($50)

Brooke McReynolds, QLD: “Dead Hearts in Paradise”


Highly Commended

David Campbell, VIC: “Oboe D’Amore”


Commended

Nikos Andreopoulos, VIC: “Bread”

Christopher Currie, QLD: “Hindrance”


There were 110 general and 81 humorous short stories in the competition, from 116 entrants.