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 2018 results

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

First Place ($300)

Geoff Covey, QLD: Three Pigs and a Wolf

Second Place ($100)

Geoff Covey, QLD: What an Ugly Duckling!

Third Place

Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan, NSW: Dragons on Drugs

Highly Commended

Tony King, NSW: Stoep Leowa - Pianist

Jacqueline Winn, NSW: Crumbs of Wisdom from Beverly Ovens-Batter

Tony King, NSW: The Last Blues Man


Andrea Wilk, VIC: The Randle St, Old Datsun, Circus Elephant Incident

Geoff Covey, QLD: The Plaid Piper of Hammerlynn

Victor Kirwan, NSW: Kinetic Energy Unleashed

Dean Briggs, NSW: Time Gentlemen, Please

There were 56 short stories in the competition, from 37 entrants.