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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 Messrob Torikian
December 1, 2013
2.666665
Whatever anybody thinks, I really can't live without Molly...
By Dan Thompson
July 21, 2013
1
I wonder if I will ever know myself completely?
By Madelyn Peterson
November 21, 2013
0
What are these teachers up to?
By David De Ryckere
December 1, 2013
4.6
Reality is yours for the choosing when you take control of your consciousness
By Praveen Gupta
December 1, 2013
3.714285
The wise man's legacy is his fusion of physics and Vedanta
By Dr. Rory Fitzpatrick
December 2, 2013
2.75
As Fred walked up the footpath, he felt less and less coherent, and when he finally crossed the...
By Gordon Ebert
September 29, 2013
3.714285
I wish I could have perceived what was about to happen to the wave carrying our shared future...

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