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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 Nicole B Roy
December 1, 2013
3
You can only be destroyed and recreated so many times before pieces of you get lost in the transfer...
By Lee Greatrex
August 28, 2013
4.1
Using black holes for transportation seemed like such a good idea...
By Jason Gomez
December 1, 2013
4.5
Fed up of being overmassed? With Jenny Decay you can lose 6 protons in just 6 months
By Frank Wash
December 1, 2013
4.2
The Dream has been urging me forward for decades, although I have only recently made progress on...
By Robert Voight
September 24, 2013
3.77778
Only the cockroach is safe when the coffee runs out
By Josh McCraney
July 29, 2013
4
A relationship crashes and burns - but not in every part of the multiverse
By Lindsay Fisher
August 17, 2013
3.833335
Tilly puts up barbed wire fences around her ideas. But they're not hers - not really...

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