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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 Jim Warrenfeltz
November 28, 2013
The Quantum Possibility Explorer is helping Steve to find his perfect match
By Nicholas Wang Shanlu
November 29, 2013
The experiment looked like a failure - but the world is full of surprises...
By Kieran Lyons
November 28, 2013
There might be many other worlds, but he has to live in this one - and live with all its history
By Tan Ai Boon
November 4, 2013
Monica has to get out, but she has never travelled by penlight before...
By Taik Hobson
November 24, 2013
What became of Mark Little?
By Saraah Callamazad
December 2, 2013
Thanks to Toby's new trainers, the bullies won't stand a chance
By Mark Garon
October 21, 2013
What if an entangled story were to win a writing competition?