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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 David S. Latchman
November 22, 2013
4.5
Bob is about to fire up the Casimir device and get out of here forever
By Alan Newton Bunner
October 29, 2013
2.666665
George's experiment with a hunting rifle and a quantum random number generator takes "...
By James Myers
November 4, 2013
3.75
It was an experiment to probe the nature of reality. No one was meant to get rich, and no one was...
By Kelly O'Connor
November 21, 2013
0
Katie and Kyle have so much in common - and yet....
By Dave Carraher
July 17, 2013
2.625
Erwin and his Cat are in the midst of an experiment
By Rohan Agalawatta
August 22, 2013
0
By Joseph A Pasquale
November 7, 2013
4.125
Everyone wants to be Marilyn Miles - except Marilyn Miles, that is

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