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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 toki
August 4, 2013
3.363635
The rabbit might have created a one-way wormhole, but quantum theory can still get her out...
By toki
August 7, 2013
3.444445
A librarian receives a box from herself. She has no memory of sending it and wonders if its...
By Nicholas Albert Henrichs
December 1, 2013
2
In a few places, chemicals come together to form life. Of the worlds that harbor life, a handful...
By Ashley Brooke Karr
August 13, 2013
3.25
Spirits weave themselves into the physical cells of a woman on the way to her wedding
By christine sceppe
August 8, 2013
3.714285
An artist searches for her place in the universe
By Jorge Alcoz
November 30, 2013
3.8
Ever wondered what was going on in that scene? Wonder no more...
By dave mcnab
December 2, 2013
3
If enough people believe a single thing, that could be the end of us, he said. No one took him...

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