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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 Robert E. Adler
August 18, 2013
4.4
Sometimes entanglements weren't meant to last...
By Cortis Clark
September 13, 2013
4
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By Josue Sanchez Vargas
November 1, 2013
2.666665
He wanted to dream - even that dream was better than no dream...
By andrew j lucas
July 28, 2013
4.25
Sometimes it's hard being part of an entangled pair
By Tommy Jones
August 31, 2013
4
Once they were 12 entangled minds, but the war is taking its toll...
By Stephanie Cheng
November 21, 2013
0
Every day, under the entangled vines, a poor girl stood selling newspapers...
By Josh McCraney
July 27, 2013
4
Stephen is stuck in a fatal - and increasingly tiresome - loop

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