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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 Nathan W. Harter
September 27, 2013
A father and son discuss energy and matter, life and death
By Hannah Tong
November 21, 2013
There's something not quite right about Aaron and Jerry
By Peter Klier
September 23, 2013
I was a young upstart scientist with some crazy theories, and now I needed to forget
By Stephen Bakalyar
December 1, 2013
Dr King and Dr Banning try to get past their disagreement about quantum theory
By John Waugh Wright
November 14, 2013
The sound quality wasn't good enough. It was never good enough.
By Julianne Goddard
October 23, 2013
Butterbean wants to know his ontological value. Glad the hippo and Oak are not much help. It's...
By dave mcnab
December 2, 2013
If enough people believe a single thing, that could be the end of us, he said. No one took him...