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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 Thaddeus Howze
August 15, 2013
3.42857
The boundaries of space and time are meaningless when you're a cat
By Steven Schneider
November 1, 2013
4.07143
She seems like an angel, this girl he used to worship. Can she tell him the secrets of the universe?
By Brian Howrey
November 30, 2013
4
The butler assured the gentleman that his employer rarely had anything to do with any sort of...
By Josh Winniski
December 1, 2013
3.333335
Nothing about the twins' lives made sense until that grade 12 physics teacher opened his mouth...
By Ivy Reisner
November 11, 2013
1.6
A quantum bank statement is not a reliable source of information, as it turns out...
By Arthur Shoates
July 23, 2013
3
Knowing the end is nigh gives you time to prepare
By Tom Ransom
December 2, 2013
5
The source of Tom's feeling of inner warmth is... what?

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