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The winners

We've announced the winners of our competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction - go read the six prize-winning stories!

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The results!

Our judges have picked the best of the best entries to the Quantum Shorts competition for quantum-inspired flash fiction, and we've got prizes for six fantastic stories.

To see the full list of winners and to read what the judges had to say about the winning stories, go to our announcement page.

As a preview, we're thrilled to announce that first prize in the Open International category goes to “The Knight of Infinity”. This story also claims the People’s Choice award, with 46% of the vote in our public poll on the shortlist.

We hope you've enjoyed reading the Quantum Shorts stories as much as we have! We want to say a big thank you to all the writers who entered the competition. We received over 500 entries, which took inspiration from the quantum world in many weird and wonderful ways. We're hoping to do something special with the shortlisted stories and a few more of our favourites: stay subscribed to our newsletter for updates.

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By Bayley Quinn
December 1, 2013
2.5
The cat's in a bunker, and there is a smell of gunpowder in the air
By Rex Bromfield
November 24, 2013
3
Unfortunately all Eli Milrot had to back up his claims were four words on a piece of paper
By Johan Ding
November 27, 2013
3.666665
Some days you wonder if things could be any worse, and then...
By Nicholas Albert Henrichs
September 23, 2013
3.333335
The student had to learn the lessons of the past
By Robert Voight
September 24, 2013
3.77778
Only the cockroach is safe when the coffee runs out
By Vina Jie-Min Prasad
December 1, 2013
3.9375
If Anna and Henry can make it through their 720-hour entanglement, their relationship can withstand...
By Elizabeth Anne DiPietro
November 23, 2013
3.5
Christine was nervous, and she had every reason to be...

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