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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 Malcolm White
November 28, 2013
5
The Professor gets help from the strangest place, his future self
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 Thom Dunn
October 17, 2013
4.375
It’s hard to stay together once you’ve watched your partner die
By Dr. Rory Fitzpatrick
December 2, 2013
2.75
As Fred walked up the footpath, he felt less and less coherent, and when he finally crossed the...
By Virginia Shavor Perry
December 1, 2013
3
Professor Nelson Osmunde thinks he is doing his wife a favour, but he understands quantum particles...
By Teh Kok Tiong
November 30, 2013
4.142855
A few days ago, the test chimps' mass had collapsed on materializing. This time, with a human...
By James G Bruce III
November 30, 2013
3.833335
Fact doesn't believe in love, but Tankard is determined to change her mind

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