It's No Kiss Blogfest today! Hosted by Frankie Diane Mills! I was so bummed I missed out on Kissing Day last week. Almost kisses are one of my favorite things to write, so even though I just found out about this today, I'm determined to participate.
Here's my almost kiss scene, from my WIP #1:
I don’t know how long I cry before my breathing finally returns to normal. When I’m calm again, he rubs my back but doesn’t let go. It’s like we both become aware of how close we’re standing at the same time. His chest pressed against mine. His hands under my jacket, in the small of my back. My heartbeat speeds up when his breathing turns shallow. I lean back just far enough to tilt my head and peer up at him.
“Thanks.” My voice is barely a whisper.
The look in his eyes stops time. All at once, every nerve in my body is straining to be closer to him.
He nods, his eyes moving to my lips. “Sure.” His voice sounds rough, deeper than usual.
I’m transfixed by his mouth - remembering the softness of his lips, the way they felt against mine. Wondering what it would feel like if the kiss was for real.
His hand tugs gently at the bottom of my shirt and he bends down, his lips hovering inches from mine. Hesitating.
My breath catches in my throat. Oh God, please. I lean closer.
“Cody, didn’t you hear me call--”
The door to the house opens and with a gasp, we fly apart. Too late.
Cody’s mom stands in the doorway looking, if not stunned, then really, really surprised. “Oh,” she says, looking back and forth between Cody and me, a grin slowly forming.
I’m mortified, my face on fire, but Cody, as laid back as ever, just smiles. “Hey, mom.”
“Hi Caitlyn,” she says to me before shifting her eyes back to Cody. “I didn’t realize you were here.”
And that's that! Hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you ckeck out all the other writers that are participating! Happy New Year!