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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. 

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By Blanca Alvarez Schmidt
October 26, 2013
2.333335
It's no ordinary dog - it's here and there
By Claire Roddy
November 21, 2013
0
Baseball gets tough when you can't know someone's position and their velocity
By Rex Bromfield
November 5, 2013
4.26087
Bethany is far too curious for her science teacher's liking
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 Douglas A. Smith Ph.D.
October 9, 2013
3.5
The cat isn't convinced about the quantum world. Will curiosity kill the cat?
By Jordan Yates
November 22, 2013
4.4375
It happened every time Michael's birthday came around...
By Jack McDevitt
November 22, 2013
4.615385
Thanks to Uncle Louie, there was no such thing as classified information anymore

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