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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 Josh McCraney
November 3, 2013
3.333335
When the apparent edge of the universe is speeding towards you, this is the last outcome you expect
By Josh Winniski
December 1, 2013
3.333335
Nothing about the twins' lives made sense until that grade 12 physics teacher opened his mouth...
By Daniel Eu
December 2, 2013
4.275
Over 6 million QubitCoins have gone missing from the Southeast Asian Online Bank. CEO John Wong...
By Josh McCraney
July 27, 2013
4
Stephen is stuck in a fatal - and increasingly tiresome - loop
By Marcus Joseph Gottsche
November 30, 2013
3
The secret of the gravity generators cannot be told - it must be seen in order to be believed...
By Amy Xu
November 21, 2013
0
Tom is lying in a hospital bed - while also wrestling with his eternal destiny
By Shadab Hafiz Choudhury
November 15, 2013
4.142855
Sitting on a cliff edge, two figures are watching the world's end

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