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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 Larry Davis
September 7, 2013
1
A microscopic cell works towards a better future
By Mona Delavan
December 1, 2013
3
The victim of a thought experiment does some thinking of its own
By Regina Manuela Gomes Catarino
September 11, 2013
3
A laboratory mishap leads Chandra to an odd discovery - in another universe
By Praveen Gupta
December 1, 2013
3.714285
The wise man's legacy is his fusion of physics and Vedanta
By Taik Hobson
November 24, 2013
4.578945
What became of Mark Little?
By Nathan W. Harter
September 27, 2013
3
A father and son discuss energy and matter, life and death
By Mystic Noesis
December 2, 2013
4.142855
Mat is watching the birds when he realises he is not alone

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