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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 Jorge Alcoz
November 30, 2013
3.57143
Ever wondered what was going on in that scene? Wonder no more...
By Betony Adams
November 27, 2013
3.75
The experiment is cruel. He knows this in some dark corner of his heart...
By daniel steiner
December 1, 2013
4.77778
Junior's Mom has a lot of questions to answer
By Daniella Argueta
November 21, 2013
0
Police Officer Mike Damon was determined to catch the man who had made him lose everything
By Jon David Welland
November 28, 2013
3
A physicist finds his insight into the universe unbearable
By William Sherman
November 21, 2013
0
His scheme was turning a small profit but there was a couple doing better
By Joseph W. Poczatek
December 2, 2013
4
On Zachary's desk is a golden record - just like the one we sent on the Voyager spacecraft....

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