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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 Diane Marie Taylor
November 2, 2013
3
He should have known something was up when Gloria refused to go back into the room...
By Bartholomew Klick
August 14, 2013
3.5
There are myriad possibilities in the quantum world. Is there one where Cal Bullit survives this...
By Michael Miller and Barry Levine
November 3, 2013
0
Their worlds are still connected, but not for long
By Erica Merkley
December 2, 2013
2
Some neighbours claimed that the sisters were witches - maybe they were right
By Vina Jie-Min Prasad
December 1, 2013
3.9375
If Anna and Henry can make it through their 720-hour entanglement, their relationship can withstand...
By Craig Flannagan
September 21, 2013
4.70588
Robert's experiment had a golden ending - just not the one he planned
By Messrob Torikian
December 1, 2013
2.666665
Whatever anybody thinks, I really can't live without Molly...

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