Illustration by Ana Hinojosa.

Illustration by Ana Hinojosa.

The holiday season can mean more parties and gatherings with family, friends, or classmates than usual. Sometimes—even if you love the people you’re with—you may find yourself wishing you were somewhere else. I (Stephanie) have spent a lot of time in my own head at Thanksgiving dinner, reimagining what was going on and making it more interesting. (Sorry, fam, I do love you, I’m just…creative?)

Now is your chance to host a fantasy dinner or holiday party! Who would you invite? Famous people? Aliens? Owls and rabbits and bears that dress up and talk? Tell us all about these guests! Or maybe you envision hanging out with your own family, but something MAJOR happens, like an asteroid hits Earth, or there’s some wild, soap-opera–level drama, like the discovery of a long-lost family member or a secret fortune. (OMG, I want to be at a family dinner where my mom announces that she is actually, like, a James Bond–style spy and has been amassing wealth from her secret spy jobs, and she owns a castle in Scotland…or something.)

Write a story, poem, or screenplay about your dinner party, or draw or collage the scene, and please send it to us (along with your first name, last initial, age, and city) to [email protected] with the subject line “Creative Prompt” by Monday, November 30 at 6 PM EST.

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