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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 Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
2.666665
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?
By Jordan Yates
November 22, 2013
4.4375
It happened every time Michael's birthday came around...
By Allison Clapp
November 21, 2013
4
The detectives were asking too many questions of their suspect
By Robert Voight
September 24, 2013
3.77778
Only the cockroach is safe when the coffee runs out
By Ema Iwatsuki
November 30, 2013
3.5
What steps out of the iTeleport is not always what it seems...
By Nguyen Hoang Minh Khang
November 27, 2013
4.296295
With his wife in a seven-month coma, Tom has a difficult choice to make
By Vina Jie-Min Prasad
December 1, 2013
3.9375
If Anna and Henry can make it through their 720-hour entanglement, their relationship can withstand...

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