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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 Katie Altmayer
November 22, 2013
0
Jimmy and Roger discover a way to cheat on tests
By Jane Grano
October 22, 2013
3
An adventurer is haunted by echoes of the past
By Blanca Alvarez Schmidt
October 26, 2013
2.333335
It's no ordinary dog - it's here and there
By Amos Axiom
August 22, 2013
4.764705
Alberta Rosenbridge used quantum theory to get whatever she wanted. What could possibly go wrong?
By Sam Taylor
July 26, 2013
3.6
Not everyone wants their dreams to come true
By Armel Dagorn
August 18, 2013
3.666665
Lost for a fleeting moment at the bottom of the stairs, Erwin has a vision of his future lives
By Renari Shinobu Tilland
November 28, 2013
2.5
Twins Riley and Shawn are like bosons, until that day in the woods...

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