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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 Rebecca Baron
November 30, 2013
3.8
It wasn't that Juana wanted her experiment to fail. She just wanted to have a soul
By Ryan Christopher Finch
August 14, 2013
3.166665
Barry Proton is looking for his perfect match, but there are repulsive forces at work...
By Amber Lee Dodd
November 20, 2013
4.25
A mother wants to save her son
By Chuck Cosby
November 9, 2013
2.5
Schrodinger has women problems, and they're dangerously distracting
By Dennis D. Hill
September 17, 2013
4.69231
Vellan and Alioth are about to make a desperate attempt to outlive the Universe
By Richard Harenburg
October 30, 2013
2
Heidi rides a wave to another dimension
By Casey Anna Basso
November 21, 2013
0
Being entangled doesn't always mean experiencing the same outcome

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