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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. 

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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 Eylem Eykan Can
December 1, 2013
4.23077
Professor Grahn is reading a message from himself - left behind in the future
By Steve Martinez
November 27, 2013
4
The idea of plugging his brain into a quantum computer didn't frighten him at all
By Karen Dionne
November 28, 2013
4
In New York City, anything can happen to a bike messenger - and to anyone else
By Dennis Guy Grace
August 9, 2013
4.1
When it comes to quantum teleportation, seeing is believing
By Josue Sanchez Vargas
November 1, 2013
2.666665
He wanted to dream - even that dream was better than no dream...
By Lindsay Fisher
August 17, 2013
3.833335
Tilly puts up barbed wire fences around her ideas. But they're not hers - not really...

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