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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 Jonathan Edward Bryant
August 14, 2013
4.439025
Herman Bexley is a complex individual, with a secret best kept to a trusted few...
By Joseph Miles
September 20, 2013
3.75
Raff thinks he will destroy the tattered volume in his hands. The book knows better...
By David Dunn
September 10, 2013
4.30435
At the Olive Garden restaurant, there are many worlds, but only one menu
By Mystic Noesis
December 2, 2013
4.142855
Mat is watching the birds when he realises he is not alone
By Angela Villegas Otoski
December 1, 2013
3.5
Professor Waxman brings the assembled hordes the most staggering revelation of this or any other...
By Nicholas Albert Henrichs
December 1, 2013
2
In a few places, chemicals come together to form life. Of the worlds that harbor life, a handful...
By Claire Cheong U-Er
December 1, 2013
4.210525
Linden has a different way of seeing things...

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