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 2019 results

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

First Place ($400)

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: Ancient Chinese Wisdom With Spag Bol Sauce

Second Place ($100)

Kenneth J Johnson, QLD: Devil in the Detail

Third Place

Clancy Fraser, VIC: Housemate

Highly Commended

Shirley Fletcher, NSW: War of the Reptiles

Geoff Covey, QLD: Glumpstead Hall

Lacey Sawtell, QLD: Out of this World


David Campbell, VIC: Crossing No Man's Land

Roger Wagstaff, QLD: Bonding on One Wheel

Shirley Fletcher, NSW: The Debate

Liz Bemrose (penname), NSW: Return and Earn Dirty Looks

There were 65 short stories in the competition, from 55 entrants.