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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 QuantumShorts
July 16, 2013
3.454545
A widow finds meaning in death and physics in this original short story by Michael Brooks.
By Decater Orlando Collins
July 17, 2013
2.666665
Living in a superpositioned world is much like being haunted
By Betony Adams
November 30, 2013
3
When the shark falls from the sky, is it a sign?
By Sam Taylor
July 26, 2013
3.6
Not everyone wants their dreams to come true
By Steve Martinez
November 27, 2013
4
The idea of plugging his brain into a quantum computer didn't frighten him at all
By Evin Ulrich Pohl
September 16, 2013
3
It's lonely being the only one to see the Travellers
By Eli Bourassa
October 25, 2013
3.4
What happens when you turn on the light?

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