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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 Ronald B. Voigt
October 11, 2013
3
The particle groups known as humans can understand so little of Jay and Psi's Universe
By Daisy Beckner
November 27, 2013
3
Catherine and her father share a bond, but it can't last for ever...
By Martin Wayne Heavisides
October 16, 2013
4.642855
What's worse than being a passenger on a stricken airplane? Discovering that you have a bit-...
By Clifton Rumsey
December 2, 2013
4.2
Gravity Girl is up to her usual tricks - can Quantum Man and his trusty feline sidekick save the...
By Renari Shinobu Tilland
November 28, 2013
2.5
Twins Riley and Shawn are like bosons, until that day in the woods...
By John C. Mannone
October 30, 2013
3.9
It was supposed to have stayed in the fifth dimension and decayed there… but it didn’t.
By Renate Quehenberger
December 2, 2013
3.88889
An intimate dinner provides a chance for friends to catch up

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