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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 Amos Axiom
August 22, 2013
4.764705
Alberta Rosenbridge used quantum theory to get whatever she wanted. What could possibly go wrong?
By Frederic M. Douglas
October 30, 2013
4.363635
When Prometheus seeks answers about creation, the High Priest only adds to his questions
By K. Von Kraemer DeWitt
September 20, 2013
3.77778
Munoc the tabby appeared from nowhere - or so it seems
By Joseph Miles
September 20, 2013
3.75
Raff thinks he will destroy the tattered volume in his hands. The book knows better...
By Dwight Frost
November 5, 2013
1.5
The rantings of a madman or a description of how things are in the quantum age? It's hard to...
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 Jane Grano
October 22, 2013
3
An adventurer is haunted by echoes of the past

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