A Contest for Quantum-Inspired Flash Fiction

  • By Workstudy User
  • 29 September 2015

Schrödinger dreamed up a cat that, thanks to quantum physics, is half-alive and half-dead. Einstein worried about spooky action at a distance. Now Google is trying to build a quantum computer and we can communicate secretly using quantum particles. This is not even a century of progress in quantum physics. It sounds like science fiction, but that’s your job.

We invite you to pick up the threads of this story and tell a new tale. Surprise us. Thrill us. Move us. Entertain us. Take inspiration from quantum theory to write flash fiction: a story no longer than 1000 words.

Visit our inspiration pages for help getting started. You have until 11:59:59 PM ET on 1 December 2015 to enter. Find out more here.