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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 Elzbieta Opinska
November 16, 2013
4.142855
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By David Dunn
September 10, 2013
4.333335
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By Nicholas Wang Shanlu
November 29, 2013
4
The experiment looked like a failure - but the world is full of surprises...
By Charles W Patterson
November 4, 2013
2.666665
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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 john loco shapard
December 2, 2013
3
The shaman wandered out of the desert. He was only clad with a Hopi indian blanket, his salt and...
By Erica Merkley
December 2, 2013
2
Some neighbours claimed that the sisters were witches - maybe they were right

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