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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 charisse yeh
November 21, 2013
Do I want to know if I am dead or alive?
By Haley Vanderford
November 22, 2013
Matt and Louise are breaking up - until a quantum miracle intervenes
By Brian Soejadi
November 11, 2013
It is the 22nd century, and we have yet to succeed in contacting intelligent alien beings...
By Betony Adams
November 27, 2013
The experiment is cruel. He knows this in some dark corner of his heart...
By Elizabeth Hinckley
November 22, 2013
Few knew about the school's entangled hallways - until the day Mr Buxman flipped the switch
By Regina Manuela Gomes Catarino
September 11, 2013
A laboratory mishap leads Chandra to an odd discovery - in another universe
By Rebecca Baron
November 30, 2013
It wasn't that Juana wanted her experiment to fail. She just wanted to have a soul