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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 Renate Quehenberger
December 2, 2013
3.88889
An intimate dinner provides a chance for friends to catch up
By Sam Curtis
July 26, 2013
3.875
After falling into a black hole, Susan and Trevor just aren't themselves any more...
By Douglas A. Smith Ph.D.
October 9, 2013
3.5
The cat isn't convinced about the quantum world. Will curiosity kill the cat?
By Malcolm White
November 28, 2013
5
The Professor gets help from the strangest place, his future self
By Chua Xin Rong
December 1, 2013
3
Alice stops fearing that her physicist friends are about to conduct a laundry raid when she hears...
By Ryan-Tyler N. Mason
December 2, 2013
4
Bob wakes up and meets his destiny in a bathroom. But he's got to get to work
By John C. Mannone
October 30, 2013
3.9
It was supposed to have stayed in the fifth dimension and decayed there… but it didn’t.

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