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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 Richard Lewis
September 17, 2013
3.166665
Humans are about to take their first voyage across the void
By Taik Hobson
November 24, 2013
4.52941
What became of Mark Little?
By Jim Harrington
October 13, 2013
3.75
How did she come back?
By Frank A. Rose
September 18, 2013
3.666665
It would be best if I don’t look back. Nothing is following me, I just don’t want to see where I’ve...
By Renari Shinobu Tilland
November 28, 2013
2.5
Twins Riley and Shawn are like bosons, until that day in the woods...
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...
By Lou Kummerer
November 20, 2013
0
Might Dr Grant be capable of one last spark of brilliance?

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