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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

Autumn 2007 results


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


First Place ($300)

David Campbell, VIC: “'Er Name's Doreen”


Second Place ($100)

Anna Beth McCormack, NSW: “Annabelle - a Melodrama”


Third Place

B. J. Stirling, NSW: “The Parable of the Talents”


Highly Commended

Josephine Mackechnie, VIC: “Titania Rules, O.K.?”

Allan Mackay, NSW: "Brad and the Muse"

Allan Mackay, NSW: "Einstein and the Cow"

Allan Mackay, NSW: "A Man of Substance"


Commended

Ross Duffy, SA: “The Clough Family”

Anna Beth McCormack, NSW: “Machine Man”

M. Ward, VIC: "Shoe Wars"

David Bentley, WA: “George”

Martin Lawrence, NSW: “Harry and the Vacubot”


There were 115 short stories in the competition, from 83 entrants.