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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. We're hoping to do something special with the shortlisted stories and a few more of our favourites: stay subscribed to our newsletter for updates.

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By Douglas Franklin Dluzen
November 13, 2013
Samuel's consciousness downloaded successfully, but now he's not so sure self-...
By Jim Miller
October 25, 2013
They met every Tuesday, then suddenly he was gone...
By stephen clyde cole jr.
November 20, 2013
David gets entangled on his ultimate vacation
By Sierra deSousa
November 22, 2013
Skylar's nightmare was too vivid to ignore
By Sara McKenzie
December 2, 2013
She's had the telegram for a week, a week when all kind of people have been knocking on the...
By Ashley Brooke Karr
August 13, 2013
Spirits weave themselves into the physical cells of a woman on the way to her wedding
By Frank A. Rose
September 18, 2013
It would be best if I don’t look back. Nothing is following me, I just don’t want to see where I’ve...