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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 Gerald Lane Summers
September 4, 2013
4.444445
There was no known reason to suspect the memory protein might cause harm, but reason is a slippery...
By Erik Bundy
September 9, 2013
4
Bob puts Alice in danger when he sees someone preparing to jump from a roof
By Ken Poyner
November 10, 2013
2.5
Only in the dark will the light give up its secrets...
By David Macdougall
November 18, 2013
0
Richard is trying something new, weird and wonderful...
By Jonathan Loke Chieh Hahn
November 30, 2013
3
There remained a few humans who were still haunted by feelings. I was one of those who were born...
By K. Von Kraemer DeWitt
September 20, 2013
4.125
Munoc the tabby appeared from nowhere - or so it seems
By Frank Wash
December 1, 2013
4.2
The Dream has been urging me forward for decades, although I have only recently made progress on...

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