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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 Elizabeth Hatton
October 7, 2013
2.4
An owl, a fox and a froggy ponder their place in the Universe
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
3.454545
A widow finds meaning in death and physics in this original short story by Michael Brooks.
By Michael Lubov
September 28, 2013
3.666665
Now the device has been tested, the question is what to 'disappear' next
By Daisy Beckner
November 27, 2013
3
Catherine and her father share a bond, but it can't last for ever...
By Tom Ransom
December 2, 2013
5
The source of Tom's feeling of inner warmth is... what?
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...
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By RM Imposti
December 1, 2013
4
Sometimes the answer you're seeking is not the answer you expect. Jeb and the Professor now...

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