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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 Brikk Bralley
November 22, 2013
0
It wasn't until her first day of high school that Becky realized she was different
By Danielle Hart
November 22, 2013
0
Is Mikey a zombie, or is he not?
By Eli Bourassa
October 25, 2013
3.4
What happens when you turn on the light?
By Michael Lubov
September 28, 2013
3.666665
Now the device has been tested, the question is what to 'disappear' next
By Michael Svehla
November 30, 2013
4.214285
Larry the sentient robot is here to observe the destiny of Earth - but he's about to intervene...
By Brian Dolton
July 24, 2013
3.25
Everything is possible - until you answer the telephone
By Matthew Engel
December 1, 2013
2.5
The pair believed that by exponentially increasing the energy of their proton accelerator, they...

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