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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 Dennis D. Hill
September 17, 2013
4.69231
Vellan and Alioth are about to make a desperate attempt to outlive the Universe
By Brennan Jeffrey Vidt
November 25, 2013
4.333335
The whole afterlife thing came as a surprise...
By Lazer Fuerst
August 26, 2013
2.5
Entering writing competitions can get you into dangerous places...
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 Russell Buckbee
November 18, 2013
0
For a patient with phase problems, there's no easy treatment...
By Daisy Beckner
November 27, 2013
3
Catherine and her father share a bond, but it can't last for ever...
By Lee Greatrex
August 28, 2013
4.1
Using black holes for transportation seemed like such a good idea...

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