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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 Ashley Brooke Karr
August 13, 2013
3.25
Spirits weave themselves into the physical cells of a woman on the way to her wedding
By Kirk Nesset
December 2, 2013
3
Blood was blood once, then it was less so, then a broth of snow and dust. We watch.
By Jack Ellert
November 24, 2013
3
Werner had been a happy cat until the day he woke up inside a box
By Claire Stoffers
November 22, 2013
3
A kidnapping ends in tragedy...
By Brian Harrison Gavin
September 17, 2013
2
Amazing things can happen when you put a few subatomic particles together...
By James Lovejoy
October 23, 2013
4
Madness, witchcraft or entanglement? It depends on when you live
By Joseph A Pasquale
November 6, 2013
3
Doctor Wilson can cure regrets - but it isn't easy

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