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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 Dave Carraher
July 17, 2013
2.625
Erwin and his Cat are in the midst of an experiment
By Bill Boston
November 12, 2013
0
He's just another quantum tourist on the Science Factory Strip, but maybe not for long...
By Vina Jie-Min Prasad
December 1, 2013
3.9375
If Anna and Henry can make it through their 720-hour entanglement, their relationship can withstand...
By Martin Wayne Heavisides
October 14, 2013
4.6
According to the salesperson, the safe has some truly remarkable features
By Matthew Hunt
July 17, 2013
3
One infinite now follows another
By Steven B. Kovner
October 3, 2013
4.416665
Love speaks across many worlds
By Renate Quehenberger
December 2, 2013
3.88889
An intimate dinner provides a chance for friends to catch up

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