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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 Martin Wayne Heavisides
October 20, 2013
4.666665
They narrowly avoided the first rocket. But can they dodge the second?
By Benjamin David Boyd
December 2, 2013
4
The Bull tracks all the possible branching universes - and in sports betting, the branches go way...
By Lou Kummerer
November 20, 2013
0
Might Dr Grant be capable of one last spark of brilliance?
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
3.25
An original 'drabble' - a story of exactly 100 words - by competition judge Tania...
By Thom Dunn
October 17, 2013
4.42857
Owning a time machine is a big responsibility
By K. Von Kraemer DeWitt
September 20, 2013
3.77778
Munoc the tabby appeared from nowhere - or so it seems
By Eylem Eykan Can
December 1, 2013
4.23077
Professor Grahn is reading a message from himself - left behind in the future

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