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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 Chad Alan Bedford
August 30, 2013
4
When your dad seems to be in two places at once, it's only natural to ask difficult questions...
By Dave Carraher
July 17, 2013
2.625
Erwin and his Cat are in the midst of an experiment
By Gerald Lane Summers
November 2, 2013
3
HMS Hawking was moving many times faster than light, getting nowhere. There was only one...
By Marcus Joseph Gottsche
November 30, 2013
3
The secret of the gravity generators cannot be told - it must be seen in order to be believed...
By NB Richter
November 18, 2013
3.666665
By Brennan Jeffrey Vidt
November 25, 2013
4.333335
The whole afterlife thing came as a surprise...
By Gordon Ebert
September 29, 2013
3.714285
I wish I could have perceived what was about to happen to the wave carrying our shared future...

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