Illustration by Ana Hinojosa.

Illustration by Ana Hinojosa.

It’s sitting there at the foot of the bed: the half-packed, or maybe, unpacked suitcase. I (Stephanie) have so many questions about it, and for this week’s Creative Prompt I am counting on you to tell me or show me.

What’s in there? Beach wear? An evening gown? A camera? A folder of top-secret documents? Who does it belong to? You? An elderly man? A little girl? A space alien who has been masquerading as a high school student? Where is it going or coming from? A fabulous spring break vacation? A trip to Mars? A secret spy mission?

There are SO many possibilities. All up to you. Tell me (in a story, a poem, a play) or show me (in a drawing, a comic, a photograph) what you know about this half-packed suitcase and send it along with your first name, last initial, age, and city/state/country to [email protected] with the subject line “Creative Prompt” by Monday, April 18 at 6 PM EST.

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