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 2021 results

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

First Place ($500)

Tony Barrett, TAS: Against the Tide - in the Lap Lane of the Gods

Second Place ($100)

Mike Murphy, WA: Tell it to the Judge

Third Place

Alan Cornell, VIC: How to Stuff Up a Chicken

Highly Commended

Dave Wellings, QLD: Group Therapy

Grahame Griffin, QLD: The Corpse Pose

Maria Bonar, WA: Baby Boomer - Heading South


Jude Bridge, WA: Reservations

Megan Koch, SA: Wombok Story

Maria Bonar, WA: Me and My Shadow

Jude Bridge, WA: The Old and the Beautiful

There were 59 short stories in the competition, from 42 entrants.