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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 Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
2.666665
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?
By Charles W Patterson
November 4, 2013
2.666665
This is no ordinary father-and-son talk...
By Sarah Lund
November 21, 2013
0
The judges in the “So You Think You Can Sing" competition were perplexed - the singers weren...
By Steven Schneider
November 12, 2013
4.333335
Being someone's Grandpa provides a surprisingly deep view of the future
By Frederic M. Douglas
October 30, 2013
4.363635
When Prometheus seeks answers about creation, the High Priest only adds to his questions
By Td373
September 1, 2013
3
The aliens had arrived had arrived long before man walked the earth...
By Ravindra Sharma
December 1, 2013
3
Cyrus Ramsey is seeing things. It's a shame no one else is...

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