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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 Ji Hyun Park
November 22, 2013
0
Michael has known for a while that he has strange powers...
By Josue Sanchez Vargas
November 1, 2013
2.666665
He wanted to dream - even that dream was better than no dream...
By Steve Martinez
November 27, 2013
4
The idea of plugging his brain into a quantum computer didn't frighten him at all
By Chew Soi Tee
November 3, 2013
1
Watching the doctors try to bring your body back to life is a strange enough experience without all...
By Fareed Muhammed
November 28, 2013
4
Which universe are we in again?
By QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
3.125
Will the road lead to a theory of everything? Fiction by competition judge Mark Alpert.
By Claire Roddy
November 21, 2013
0
Baseball gets tough when you can't know someone's position and their velocity

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