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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 Lynne M MacLean
November 15, 2013
4.42857
Stephen has got Theresa into his laboratory. He has no idea what he's getting himself into...
By Wayne Hocking
November 27, 2013
4.8
Sometimes our poor understanding is simply due to the limits of our experience
By Durand Welsh
November 24, 2013
3
Jackson must go undercover to hack the crooks' quantum comms
By n.starkovsky
October 7, 2013
2.6
A shock to the system proves to be just what John needed
By Denis Taillefer
October 25, 2013
3.5
A medicine man doesn't restrict himself to just one universe
By Denis Taillefer
October 15, 2013
4.285715
Working at the Zendel Parahistory Foundation carries a status like no other, but that doesn't...
By Maureen McAllister
September 15, 2013
3.2
A blood transfusion leads to strange behaviour...

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