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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 Ashley Brooke Karr
August 13, 2013
3.25
Spirits weave themselves into the physical cells of a woman on the way to her wedding
By Dave Labrecque
August 18, 2013
3.5
Does Joe's dream hold a clue to the whereabouts of his missing friend?
By Andrew J. Manera
November 16, 2013
3.833335
If you just wait a while and stare, the light will tell you what to do...
By Martha Helen Kehr
November 19, 2013
3.6
The Monk is on a mission...
By charisse yeh
November 21, 2013
0
Do I want to know if I am dead or alive?
By Johan Ding
November 27, 2013
3.666665
Some days you wonder if things could be any worse, and then...
By Charles W Patterson
November 4, 2013
2.666665
This is no ordinary father-and-son talk...

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