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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 Gerard DiLeo
August 3, 2013
2.57143
Sometimes, a particle just has to know when to move on.
By Ian Randal Strock
August 17, 2013
3.6
A professor demonstrates a terminal faith in the many worlds theory
By Steve Martinez
November 27, 2013
4
The idea of plugging his brain into a quantum computer didn't frighten him at all
By daniel steiner
December 1, 2013
4.77778
Junior's Mom has a lot of questions to answer
By Erik Niklas
November 28, 2013
3
Only Sarah knew what her parents had built in that bunker. Was she brave enough to use it?
By Denis Taillefer
October 15, 2013
4.285715
Working at the Zendel Parahistory Foundation carries a status like no other, but that doesn't...
By Haley Vanderford
November 22, 2013
2
Matt and Louise are breaking up - until a quantum miracle intervenes

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