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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 Michelle Sweeney
December 1, 2013
2
Although my physical body was left behind in the river, a part of me was brought here with a light...
By Jordan Yates
November 22, 2013
4.357145
It happened every time Michael's birthday came around...
By Eylem Eykan Can
December 1, 2013
4.23077
Professor Grahn is reading a message from himself - left behind in the future
By Cliff David Eissmer
November 11, 2013
2
If the world is ending tomorrow...
By Gerard Mulligan
September 24, 2013
4.375
Death was less deadly than Morton expected
By Rachel Hanks
November 22, 2013
4
There's no way anyone could have known how to target them - unless...
By Elizabeth Hinckley
November 22, 2013
3.666665
Few knew about the school's entangled hallways - until the day Mr Buxman flipped the switch

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