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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 Erica Merkley
December 2, 2013
2
Some neighbours claimed that the sisters were witches - maybe they were right
By Matthew Engel
December 1, 2013
2.5
The pair believed that by exponentially increasing the energy of their proton accelerator, they...
By Erinna Mettler
November 13, 2013
4
They haven’t invented a teleportation device - nothing is what it seems
By Amy Xu
November 21, 2013
0
Tom is lying in a hospital bed - while also wrestling with his eternal destiny
By Clayton Hill
November 28, 2013
4.666665
After the accident, I was never quite sure if I was speaking with an actual person or some quantum...
By Riley Gilmartin
November 22, 2013
2
It's not easy to catch a quantum thief
By Rebecca Montange
December 1, 2013
2.8
Meow. I really need out now

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