The prompt: Signs of Life. The go time: 12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 19.The deadline: Midnight Thursday, Feb 21. The word count: 500 max. Beginning, middle, end, and maybe a twist, all in 500 words or less. It’s harder than it looks, and a good exercise for the creative mind. We give you three days to think about it, sketch out a rough draft, and …

The prompt: Footprints in the Sand. The go time: 12 a.m. Saturday, Feb 16.The deadline: Midnight Monday, Feb 18. The word count: 500 max. Beginning, middle, end, and maybe a twist, all in 500 words or less. It’s harder than it looks, and a good exercise for the creative mind. We give you three days to think about it, sketch out a rough draft, …