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 2022 results

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

First Place ($413)

David Keast, WA: My Smartwatch!

Second Place ($59)

Maggie Brooke (penname), QLD: Valerie's Secret

Third Place ($29)

Margaret Dakin, QLD: A Dot Com Romance

Highly Commended

Geoff Covey, VIC: John And Gillian

Ian Harrison, NSW: Can I Trouble You For A Light?

Joan Stammers, NSW: Little Red Riding Hood - Who Was She Really?


Margaret Harris, NSW: Thief

Joyce Iles, WA: Who's The Boss?

Geoff Covey, VIC: Beefy's Glass Eye

Jim Brigginshaw, NSW: The Boy With The Three-Metre Sidestep

There were 61 short stories in the competition, from 46 entrants.