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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 Jim Warrenfeltz
November 28, 2013
The creature was in sight. Should they fire the Quantum Transmission Rifle?
By Elizabeth Teoh
November 22, 2013
They say that the universe is a dark, vast place...
By Kevin Brockett
December 1, 2013
It's lonely swimming in infinity
By Ronald B. Voigt
October 11, 2013
The particle groups known as humans can understand so little of Jay and Psi's Universe
By Donnie Boman
November 12, 2013
Our traveler came in the year 1501 - that is how we were able to build the machines...
By Rex Bromfield
November 24, 2013
Unfortunately all Eli Milrot had to back up his claims were four words on a piece of paper
By John Waugh Wright
November 14, 2013
The sound quality wasn't good enough. It was never good enough.