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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 Julia Tarnovsky
October 21, 2013
3
Bob's heaven is Alice's hell, and a teleport swap seems like the only way to go
By Kane Wheatley-Holder
November 27, 2013
3.88889
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By Peter Spasov
November 13, 2013
3
Mr Schrodinger welcomes you to the H-Nook, a nightclub self-contained in its own universe...
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December 2, 2013
4
Bob wakes up and meets his destiny in a bathroom. But he's got to get to work
By Mark Jackson
November 2, 2013
2.833335
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By Kathryn Conley
November 21, 2013
0
Tyler can be in two places at once - which is really useful on a basketball court
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
3.25
An original 'drabble' - a story of exactly 100 words - by competition judge Tania...

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