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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 Martin Wayne Heavisides
October 25, 2013
4.375
I always arrive, but where? and from where?
By Jonathan Edward Bryant
August 14, 2013
4.439025
Herman Bexley is a complex individual, with a secret best kept to a trusted few...
By Charles H. Fox
November 30, 2013
3.5
They were a couple of normal kids: bright, never been in trouble - and now they're missing...
By Henderson Cole
November 3, 2013
2.333335
A patient with a mysterious snake tattoo causes a dentist some quantum consternation
By john loco shapard
December 2, 2013
3
The shaman wandered out of the desert. He was only clad with a Hopi indian blanket, his salt and...
By Lim Han Yang Benjamen
November 11, 2013
1.8
Alice has a theory that could change anything. But does she want to?
By Frank Wash
December 1, 2013
4.2
The Dream has been urging me forward for decades, although I have only recently made progress on...

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