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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 Daisy Beckner
November 27, 2013
3
Catherine and her father share a bond, but it can't last for ever...
By Chris Trampauska-Trumpowski
December 1, 2013
2
Odyseas is relying on the Antikythera II to get his boat and crew safely past the singing
By Elias Friedrich
December 1, 2013
4.2
A grieving son receives a message from a stranger
By Bayley Quinn
December 1, 2013
2.5
The cat's in a bunker, and there is a smell of gunpowder in the air
By Sam Taylor
July 26, 2013
3.6
Not everyone wants their dreams to come true
By Lindsay Fisher
August 12, 2013
4.2
The master of the quantum world knows exactly how to get what he wants...
By Stephanie Rael
December 2, 2013
4
Sir Q. Qubit has fallen apart...

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