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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 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 Wayne Hocking
November 27, 2013
4.8
Sometimes our poor understanding is simply due to the limits of our experience
By Stephanie Rael
December 2, 2013
4
Sir Q. Qubit has fallen apart...
By Renate Quehenberger
December 2, 2013
3.88889
An intimate dinner provides a chance for friends to catch up
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 Katherine Villegas
November 22, 2013
0
When there's a zombie apocalypse on the horizon, you can trust the physicists to come up with...
By Melvin Schindler
July 19, 2013
3.833335
Simon's expertise included knowing which particular reality would go with sushi

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