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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 Doya Nardin
August 31, 2013
4.48
Surveying the scene of her crash, a woman gets the shock of her life. Or is it her death?
By Unsu Lee
December 1, 2013
3.333335
It's hard to get a straight answer out of an ethereon
By Tan Ai Boon
November 4, 2013
2.25
Monica has to get out, but she has never travelled by penlight before...
By toki
August 4, 2013
3.363635
The rabbit might have created a one-way wormhole, but quantum theory can still get her out...
By Blaine C. Readler
November 30, 2013
4
It doesn't matter that Jim didn't believe the Thought Materializer would work - he's...
By Jorge Alcoz
November 30, 2013
4
It had been so different just a few months earlier when the whiz twins were on top of the world...
By Steve Martinez
November 27, 2013
4
The idea of plugging his brain into a quantum computer didn't frighten him at all

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