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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 Chua Xin Rong
December 1, 2013
3
Alice stops fearing that her physicist friends are about to conduct a laundry raid when she hears...
By Jerry Robertson
December 1, 2013
3.75
Somewhere, everywhere, sentient beings are sitting in bars trying to figure out the true nature of...
By Martha Helen Kehr
November 19, 2013
3.6
The Monk is on a mission...
By Madelyn Peterson
November 21, 2013
0
What are these teachers up to?
By James A Hodgkins
November 26, 2013
3.5
When coffee is nothing more than a sensory input and no one has seen a live duck in seventy-five...
By Dan Thompson
July 21, 2013
1
I wonder if I will ever know myself completely?
By Jacob Campbell
December 1, 2013
4.533335
When the team created the graviton, it brought them more than they expected.

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