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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 Gordon Ebert
September 29, 2013
3.714285
I wish I could have perceived what was about to happen to the wave carrying our shared future...
By Ronald B. Voigt
October 11, 2013
3
The particle groups known as humans can understand so little of Jay and Psi's Universe
By Josh McCraney
November 3, 2013
3.333335
When the apparent edge of the universe is speeding towards you, this is the last outcome you expect
By Thomas Canty
December 2, 2013
3.6
There's no living with this man...
By William Sherman
November 21, 2013
0
His scheme was turning a small profit but there was a couple doing better
By James Lovejoy
October 23, 2013
4
Madness, witchcraft or entanglement? It depends on when you live
By linda dague
November 12, 2013
0
You can learn a lot about the universe by watching TV

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