A few quotes serve us as prompts on this first hot day of August:

“When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.”
-Aimee Friedman, Sea Change

“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
-Pamela Hansford Johnson

“The summer night was settling upon the neighborhood like a dark lace veil, casting dappled shadows on the roofs and sidewalks and lawns.”
-Victoria Kahler, Luisa Across the Bay