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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 Gerard Mulligan
September 24, 2013
4.375
Death was less deadly than Morton expected
By Ryan Christopher Finch
August 14, 2013
3.166665
Barry Proton is looking for his perfect match, but there are repulsive forces at work...
By Jack Ellert
November 24, 2013
3
Werner had been a happy cat until the day he woke up inside a box
By Dr. Rory Fitzpatrick
December 2, 2013
2.75
As Fred walked up the footpath, he felt less and less coherent, and when he finally crossed the...
By HP Kiner
November 21, 2013
4.57143
True to the warnings of Gore and Hansen, Earth was no longer able to sustain all its inhabitants...
By Elizabeth Hinckley
November 22, 2013
3.666665
Few knew about the school's entangled hallways - until the day Mr Buxman flipped the switch
By Jetse de Vries
September 30, 2013
4.63158
After the quantum ghosts turned up in the qubit web, nothing was the same again

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