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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 Dennis Guy Grace
August 13, 2013
4.6
Being part of an entangled pair can be murder. Or is it suicide?
By toki
August 7, 2013
3.444445
A librarian receives a box from herself. She has no memory of sending it and wonders if its...
By Thaddeus Howze
August 15, 2013
3.42857
The boundaries of space and time are meaningless when you're a cat
By Nguyen Hoang Minh Khang
November 27, 2013
4.296295
With his wife in a seven-month coma, Tom has a difficult choice to make
By Dan Thompson
July 21, 2013
1
I wonder if I will ever know myself completely?
By Nicholas Albert Henrichs
September 23, 2013
3.333335
The student had to learn the lessons of the past
By Brian Crawford
October 22, 2013
4.61607
Rider Quinn has set up the ultimate physics stunt, and Q-Day is almost here

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