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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 Karyn B Baker
December 2, 2013
4.133335
It wasn’t that Sheriff Bell didn’t trust the girl, her grandmother, or the hunter. But something...
By Alan Newton Bunner
October 29, 2013
2.666665
George's experiment with a hunting rifle and a quantum random number generator takes "...
By Julia Byrne
November 21, 2013
0
Sometimes it feels like Lilly and Jen can't even tell themselves apart
By Dan Thompson
July 21, 2013
1
I wonder if I will ever know myself completely?
By Zunaid Omair
November 9, 2013
2.666665
Can quantum theory be applied to murder?
By charles oliver
November 19, 2013
4.454545
The Earth is dying, but Chase and Lorna have stumbled upon hope
By Kieran Lyons
November 28, 2013
2
There might be many other worlds, but he has to live in this one - and live with all its history

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