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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 Claire Cheong U-Er
December 1, 2013
4.210525
Linden has a different way of seeing things...
By Betony Adams
November 27, 2013
3.75
The experiment is cruel. He knows this in some dark corner of his heart...
By Andrew J Lucas
August 14, 2013
4
There's more than one way to be entangled
By Jim Warrenfeltz
November 28, 2013
4
The Quantum Possibility Explorer is helping Steve to find his perfect match
By Lucy Hayden
August 25, 2013
5
Is there more to a dog than just being a dog? It's hard for the owner to tell...
By Russell Buckbee
November 18, 2013
0
For a patient with phase problems, there's no easy treatment...
By Mariama Dafina
November 27, 2013
4.92
Thankfully, the priestess's addiction to the chemistry of colors has beneficial side effects...

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