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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 Mark Jackson
November 2, 2013
2.833335
They met in a moment of perfect symmetry at the Aitch Bar, when each discovered the other made a...
By Praveen Gupta
December 1, 2013
3.714285
The wise man's legacy is his fusion of physics and Vedanta
By Kane Wheatley-Holder
November 27, 2013
3.88889
Knowing that he could live forever, he decided to not decide anymore. When you always have another...
By Ema Iwatsuki
November 30, 2013
3.5
What steps out of the iTeleport is not always what it seems...
By Gerald Lane Summers
November 2, 2013
3
HMS Hawking was moving many times faster than light, getting nowhere. There was only one...
By Luke Charles
December 2, 2013
2
Shaina and her father are about to discover everything there is to know...
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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