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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 charles oliver
November 19, 2013
4.454545
The Earth is dying, but Chase and Lorna have stumbled upon hope
By Dan Tomlinson
October 11, 2013
4
Her "Introduction to Relativity and Quantum Physics" course got curiouser and curiouser
By Charles Dittell
September 7, 2013
4.5
Random fluctuations and hidden variables are no comfort when every day could be your last.
By Rose Dallimore
December 1, 2013
4.57143
The bond can be stretched apart for an infinite amount of space - but is easily broken...
By Joseph A Pasquale
November 6, 2013
3
Doctor Wilson can cure regrets - but it isn't easy
By Ken Domer
November 23, 2013
3
Miles gets an unwelcome reality check on his job
By stephen conner
July 18, 2013
1
Next time Dr Loveland would think better about writing up her experiences

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