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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 Joseph A Pasquale
November 7, 2013
4.125
Everyone wants to be Marilyn Miles - except Marilyn Miles, that is
By Jooyoung Kwon
November 21, 2013
0
Max meets his twin on the battlefield - what should he do?
By Nathan W. Harter
September 5, 2013
3.333335
No one has seen Congressman del Gato since the news broke. Will anyone dare to find out how he...
By Josh McCraney
November 3, 2013
3.333335
When the apparent edge of the universe is speeding towards you, this is the last outcome you expect
By David D. Stasinski
November 22, 2013
4
For over a year there have been small scale teleportation experiments. Things are about to get much...
By Erik Iversen
November 30, 2013
4.45
Is the ability to freeze time, to inspect and observe, a blessing or a curse?

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