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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 Suhas Bhat
July 29, 2013
3.941175
Two friends meet up in their multiverse and come to an understanding.
By Josh Winniski
December 1, 2013
3.333335
Nothing about the twins' lives made sense until that grade 12 physics teacher opened his mouth...
By William Small
October 6, 2013
3
Would Spencer wake up in time to take control of his experiment on the quantum foam?
By Paul Celmer
July 24, 2013
4.125
Surviving a rocket crash wasn't easy, but surviving Jessica might be far more difficult...
By Martin Wayne Heavisides
October 20, 2013
4.666665
They narrowly avoided the first rocket. But can they dodge the second?
By Luca Estinto
December 2, 2013
3.5
A bluish haze, an endless buzzing of light...
By Brittney Sherwood
August 29, 2013
4
Azizi hadn't meant for her power over the subatomic world to get out of hand...

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