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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 2016 results


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


First Place ($400)

Greg Southwell, ACT: "The Journal of Count Malevolent"


Second Place ($100)

Liane Young, NSW: "Brkup by Txt"


Third Place

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: "A Very Smithy Christmas to You"


Highly Commended

Rob Walker, SA: "The Beefmaster"

Michelle Rule, WA: "Don't Eat the Cookies"

Kate McManus, ACT: "The Lost Letter of Valentinus"


Commended

Karen Lethlean, NSW: "Bum Joke"

Mike Woodhouse, NSW: “Mateship”

Judith A Green, VIC: "The Sequel to Happily Ever After"

Joanna Nell, NSW: “The Widower”


There were 58 short stories in the competition, from 53 entrants.