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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 James G Bruce III
November 30, 2013
3.833335
Fact doesn't believe in love, but Tankard is determined to change her mind
By Gene Pozniak
November 10, 2013
4.69136
Professor Smith is looking for clues to the nature of the universe. She's just found one...
By Gerald Lane Summers
October 14, 2013
4.4
Such are the wanderings of a scientist's mind...
By Kelly O'Connor
November 21, 2013
0
Katie and Kyle have so much in common - and yet....
By Elizabeth Hatton
October 7, 2013
2.4
An owl, a fox and a froggy ponder their place in the Universe
By Thom Dunn
October 17, 2013
4.42857
Owning a time machine is a big responsibility
By Charles Kotsonis
December 2, 2013
2.5
Dimokritos Vlastos is on the loose - but it's hard to link him to these strange goings-on...

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