Ready for a little romance? How about comedy? Or perhaps a brush with that gangly, awkward teenage feeling? Why not write a scene about a first kiss?
First kisses hold so much expectation, and there are so many variables at play with timing and chemistry and ambiance that there can't be many more emotionally charged and challenging scenes to play with.
The first boy who kissed me did so at a movie theater. In the back row "so the crowds isn't annoyed if I laugh too loud." I liked him enough; he was outspoken and took conversational risks which piqued my quieter self's curiosity. But as kisses go, I so wasn't into the timing of it all. It was like, blech, all these people around and I'm really trying to watch the movie! Try again, silly boy!
Tap into that side of you that loves the romance, comedy or angst of first kisses and write it out.
If you completely cringe at the idea of writing of romance, feel free to share a story of a different type of first kiss, such as that from a parent to child, child to parent, new car owner to vehicle ... whatever strikes you.
writercize: Create a fictional (or non-fictional) scene about a first kiss.
Think about all those things that happen like distractions and nose bumps and inaccurate assumptions, and suck everything you can out of them for inspiration!
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Nine months of anticipation and love swell into a single moment. Waiting for baby's first cry, Mama touches her lips together and reaches out with open arms. Seconds stretch out like hours while she waits for baby's wail, showcasing two tiny healthy lungs. As the cries come, nurses jot numbers on paper as doctor passes baby back to Mama. Nuzzling into baby, Mama kisses little ears and supple cheeks and knows that hours will shrink back to seconds cuddling with her newest love. It is the first kiss of a lifetime.