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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 Shadab Hafiz Choudhury
November 15, 2013
4.142855
Sitting on a cliff edge, two figures are watching the world's end
By Martha Helen Kehr
November 19, 2013
3.6
The Monk is on a mission...
By Jon David Welland
November 28, 2013
3
A physicist finds his insight into the universe unbearable
By Thaddeus Howze
August 15, 2013
3.42857
The boundaries of space and time are meaningless when you're a cat
By David De Ryckere
December 1, 2013
4.6
Reality is yours for the choosing when you take control of your consciousness
By Frederic M. Douglas
October 30, 2013
4.363635
When Prometheus seeks answers about creation, the High Priest only adds to his questions
By Kevin Brockett
December 1, 2013
2
It's lonely swimming in infinity

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