Illustration by Ana Hinojosa.

Spring has officially arrived and its entrance may usher in a feeling of restlessness or excitement for what’s ahead. Spring represents both a beginning and an end—the weather has changed, school will be ending soon, and summer is within grasp.

For this Creative Prompt, you can create a piece about what you are hoping for or fearing in the upcoming months. Spring fever can bring on both anticipation and anxiety, depending upon what awaits. Take inventory of how you’re feeling as we near April and let it all out in a poem, short story, collage, or another creative work. Send your piece—along with your first name, last initial, age, and location—to [email protected] with the subject line “Creative Prompt” by Monday, April 3 at 6 PM ET.

Last week, we asked you to make something and not hold back. This is what was behind the creative floodgates…