This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – BAND
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I spent August, as always, back in Scotland for the dual purpose of visiting my homeland and escaping the excessive heat and influx of tourists in my current home on the Côte d’Azur.
Scotland is, of course, where my heart resides always, and August, with some sunshine and some rain, and with temperatures occasionally climbing dizzily into the twenties, is a joy-filled experience.
I stay with friends in different parts of the country, relishing the sometimes bloody history and architectural splendour of Edinburgh, the vibrant energy of Glasgow, the poetic Burns country of Ayrshire (and the Honest Toun itself) and the grandeur and beauty of the Highlands, where a visit to Skye with its towering Cuillin is among the highlights.
My oldest friend breeds dogs a few miles from Ayr, in the midst of the green undulating topography that soothes my soul, and our long walks, along with his introductions to music from gigs he’s enjoyed, often featuring a local band or solo performer I’ve not previously heard of, deepen my pleasure in his company.
But I’m a writer, with a hankering for solitude, and a hunger for those special moments that make me who I am, so I’m relieved to be back now in Medville, patiently waiting for darkness to fall.
Then I’ll seek out the vulnerable, slip my newly-sharpened knife into their soft flesh, and feel my spirit soar as the light goes out in their eyes.