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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 Andrew J. Manera
November 16, 2013
3.833335
If you just wait a while and stare, the light will tell you what to do...
By Armel Dagorn
August 18, 2013
3.666665
Lost for a fleeting moment at the bottom of the stairs, Erwin has a vision of his future lives
By Ravindra Sharma
December 1, 2013
3
Cyrus Ramsey is seeing things. It's a shame no one else is...
By RICHARD DEVITT
December 2, 2013
3
As he steps into the beam of his particle accelerator, Kyle is about to experience a bittersweet...
By David De Ryckere
December 1, 2013
4.6
Reality is yours for the choosing when you take control of your consciousness
By Tim Usdam
December 2, 2013
4.37931
Will he jump? Quanting requires a steady mind when the network, the viewers and the agents are all...
By Joseph Miles
September 20, 2013
3.75
Raff thinks he will destroy the tattered volume in his hands. The book knows better...

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