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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 Mercedes Mahon
December 1, 2013
2
Niels Bohr is going to help me fix things
By Russell Buckbee
November 18, 2013
0
For a patient with phase problems, there's no easy treatment...
By Jim Warrenfeltz
November 28, 2013
3
The creature was in sight. Should they fire the Quantum Transmission Rifle?
By Louisette Castonguay
August 21, 2013
2.666665
A particle physicist and a chef have a heart-to-heart
By Matt Swayne
November 23, 2013
3
Kurt wakes up to a world of new possibilities
By Kathryn Conley
November 21, 2013
0
Tyler can be in two places at once - which is really useful on a basketball court
By Chuck Cosby
November 9, 2013
2.5
Schrodinger has women problems, and they're dangerously distracting

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