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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 Kevin Brockett
December 1, 2013
2
It's lonely swimming in infinity
By Tony Jeong
December 1, 2013
4
"Mr. Photon, you have been brought here on account of breaking the laws of physics...."
By Thaddeus Howze
August 15, 2013
3.42857
The boundaries of space and time are meaningless when you're a cat
By Ronald B. Voigt
October 11, 2013
3
The particle groups known as humans can understand so little of Jay and Psi's Universe
By Jooyoung Kwon
November 21, 2013
0
Max meets his twin on the battlefield - what should he do?
By Larry Davis
September 6, 2013
4.625
Adam and Eve don't need cellphones, but that's only the start of it...
By Thom Dunn
October 17, 2013
4.42857
Owning a time machine is a big responsibility

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