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 2008 results

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

First Place

Alida van den Bos, NSW: “Your Majesty”

Second Place

Dean Briggs, NSW: “Pin Some Tales on the Donkey”

Third Place

Peter Holz, VIC: “Bushmal and the Bus”

Highly Commended

David Campbell, VIC: “The King of Logic and the Queen of Irrationality”

Bob Sugden, NSW: “A Boy and His Dragon”

Keith Youman, NSW: "The Ballad of Upper Mugsley Bog"

Keith Youman, NSW: "One Fine Day"


Bob Sugden, NSW: “Morris Dancing, Wheat Seeds and Trouser Cuffs”

Nan Doyle, NSW: “A Blowfly's View of the Party”

Margaret E Symonds, NSW: "Fido's Feisty Finale"

Daan Spijer, VIC: “Remote Control”

Ross Duffy, SA: "Last Rites"

There were 40 short stories in the competition, from 28 entrants.