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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 Jerry Robertson
December 1, 2013
3.75
Somewhere, everywhere, sentient beings are sitting in bars trying to figure out the true nature of...
By Ema Iwatsuki
November 30, 2013
3.5
What steps out of the iTeleport is not always what it seems...
By Adan Jimenez
December 1, 2013
3.833335
He just can't get her out of his head
By Arthur Shoates
July 23, 2013
3
Knowing the end is nigh gives you time to prepare
By Mark Snow
September 6, 2013
4.833335
An appearance on the evening news leads to more trouble than Sidney can handle
By Steven Schneider
November 12, 2013
4.333335
Being someone's Grandpa provides a surprisingly deep view of the future
By David Lee Humphries
October 8, 2013
3
The quantum computer was to blame

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