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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 Gerald Lane Summers
September 4, 2013
4.444445
There was no known reason to suspect the memory protein might cause harm, but reason is a slippery...
By David De Ryckere
December 1, 2013
4.6
Reality is yours for the choosing when you take control of your consciousness
By Elzbieta Opinska
November 16, 2013
4.142855
Life is an ever-branching tree of possibilities
By Jacob Campbell
December 1, 2013
4.533335
When the team created the graviton, it brought them more than they expected.
By Jordan Yates
November 22, 2013
4.4375
It happened every time Michael's birthday came around...
By Elena Atanassova Lawrie
December 1, 2013
3
Giving the cat a quantum extension was not their best idea
By Kieran Lyons
November 28, 2013
2
There might be many other worlds, but he has to live in this one - and live with all its history

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