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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 Kane Wheatley-Holder
November 27, 2013
Knowing that he could live forever, he decided to not decide anymore. When you always have another...
By Elena Atanassova Lawrie
December 1, 2013
Giving the cat a quantum extension was not their best idea
By Evin Ulrich Pohl
September 16, 2013
It's lonely being the only one to see the Travellers
By Ji Hyun Park
November 22, 2013
Michael has known for a while that he has strange powers...
By Marcus Joseph Gottsche
November 30, 2013
The secret of the gravity generators cannot be told - it must be seen in order to be believed...
By Zlatko Vasilkoski
December 1, 2013
Physicists are not all talk after all...
By Nicole B Roy
December 1, 2013
You can only be destroyed and recreated so many times before pieces of you get lost in the transfer...