I love summer. My WIP (work in progress--I know the industry term is MS, but I have the disease MS, and I don't want to think about it. Besides WIP sounds so cool!) I digress. My WIP is about summer. About one magical summer. Did you ever have one?
My most magical summer was the one between 8th and 9th grade. I was living in Mesa, AZ. There was a group of kids and we all lived within walking distance and we just hung out. In the 120 degree heat you live in your pool during daylight hours. When the sun would finally go down we would converge on the street. We swam, watched movies, and played basketball. I don't really remember the specifics--except my best friend walking to my house barefoot and burning her feet. But to me it remains a magical memory.
At the end of the summer my family moved to Seattle. I had a great time in Seattle and always tell my parents how grateful I am that we moved, but that last summer in Arizona was my summer of magic.