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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 Antonia Jade
December 1, 2013
3.625
Gran died on a Wednesday, but lucky for us she was back within a week
By stephen conner
July 18, 2013
1
Next time Dr Loveland would think better about writing up her experiences
By Alicia Genois-Trudel
December 1, 2013
2
The only way to play football when you can't see the players or the ball is to have a strategy
By Steven Schneider
November 1, 2013
4.07143
She seems like an angel, this girl he used to worship. Can she tell him the secrets of the universe?
By James G Bruce III
September 5, 2013
4.813955
A dying man recounts the strange encounters of his past
By Eric Koo
November 3, 2013
3.666665
After a long time apart, they have assembled to discuss their creation, Man. The project has not...
By Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
2.666665
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?

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