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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. 

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By Betony Adams
November 30, 2013
3
When the shark falls from the sky, is it a sign?
By Nicholas Albert Henrichs
September 23, 2013
3.333335
The student had to learn the lessons of the past
By Josh McCraney
July 29, 2013
4
A relationship crashes and burns - but not in every part of the multiverse
By Rex Bromfield
November 5, 2013
4.26087
Bethany is far too curious for her science teacher's liking
By Benjamin David Boyd
December 2, 2013
4
The Bull tracks all the possible branching universes - and in sports betting, the branches go way...
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 Michael Svehla
November 30, 2013
4.214285
Larry the sentient robot is here to observe the destiny of Earth - but he's about to intervene...

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