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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 Alicia Genois-Trudel
December 1, 2013
2
The only way to play football when you can't see the players or the ball is to have a strategy
By Claire Roddy
November 21, 2013
0
Baseball gets tough when you can't know someone's position and their velocity
By Isaac Gantwerk Mayer
August 23, 2013
4
Would you know if you were travelling through the multiverse?
By Steve Martinez
November 27, 2013
4
The idea of plugging his brain into a quantum computer didn't frighten him at all
By toki
August 7, 2013
3.444445
A librarian receives a box from herself. She has no memory of sending it and wonders if its...
By Charles W Patterson
November 4, 2013
2.666665
This is no ordinary father-and-son talk...
By Kendra Smith
December 2, 2013
2.5
The sound of crying infants fill the Operator’s ears. Dozens of newborns filter into the center...

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