Her first kiss

3 Apr

(click to embiggen) "The sun was setting when she finally arrived home." First line provided by speakeay #102 winner Sandra Crook

The sun was setting when she finally arrived home. She stretched her arms above her head and yawned, peering from the side of her eyes at the man driving the van. She rubbed at her eyes, trying to not draw his attention to the gritty flakes falling from lack of sleep. They had spent hours laying on the roof of the van, fingers entwined, legs overlapping.

They didn’t want the day to end so kept making up stories to keep the other’s attention, finally slowly accepting defeat when church bells rang, echoing into their hideway in the trees.

So many hours spent talking about nothing and now this tension between them. Neither of them knew what to say now that the magic of the spring day had ended. What do you say when you don’t want to break the spell, but you want the spell to be reignited again? And again and again.

“That’s my house there,” she said, pointing to a sunshine yellow bungalow ahead.

He said nothing.

“I had fun today,” she tried again.

Still he said nothing.

He pulled into her driveway and she awkwardly gathered her belongings- her purse, a shoe that had been dangling from her foot, an earring carelessly resting on the dashboard.

He looked at her.

She looked at him.

He wrapped his hands around her shoulders and pulled her close, kissing her with lips and a tongue that had done this before.

She cautiously responded, learning the steps as he led.

A door slammed and a shadowed figure stood in the doorway of the cheerful house.

“I’ll see you again,” he said as she ran out of car and barefoot onto the grass to her father’s imposing figure.

“I’ll see you again,” he whispered again to himself.

Little did they know that many years after that first kiss, children would be playing among the tangled weeds surrounding the van they first rode in together- children that came from other kisses along their life’s journey.

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40 Responses to “Her first kiss”

  1. Sunni Morris April 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    What a nice story.


  2. Bee April 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    What a sweet story!

  3. Stacie @ Snaps and Bits April 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    I love the way you used the van to mark the passage of time. Very sweet!

  4. Julie DeNeen April 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    So my first question is – Am I a no-reply? LOL – I know how to fix it on Blogger, but I’ve never experimented with wordpress. So let’s start with me. Reply to this comment from your email. Can you?

  5. Melody April 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Loved this πŸ™‚

  6. Tomekha April 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Awwww…this is cute! Did they live happily ever after? That’d be even cuter. πŸ™‚

  7. Suzanne April 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    This is such a lovely piece of writing! Reminds me of my youth. Wonderful take on the prompts!

  8. Nicky April 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    I love it! How sweet!
    Hope you have a nice evening:)

  9. Anne April 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    This reminded me of summer, young love, and fresh yellow lilies. Refreshing and sweet πŸ™‚

  10. The Dose of Reality April 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Aw! I loved this! So sweet!

  11. Danie' April 4, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Makes me want to curl up with a good book.

  12. Sandra April 4, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    Really nice, I enjoyed this.

  13. Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functional April 4, 2013 at 4:46 am #

    I love it! You paint such an intricate picture with so few words. πŸ™‚

  14. Kate April 4, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    What an absolutely beautiful story!

    Really pleased to have found you via Linkin with Ladies and looking forward to following on Blogloviin and Twitter.

    Have a lovely day.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  15. humanTriumphant April 4, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I like the way you broke the rhythm & made the division with the father’s imposing figure – how appropriate.

    • Another Clean Slate April 4, 2013 at 8:50 am #

      Thank you! Sounds like you know what you’re taking about, so thank you twice!

  16. vftmom247 April 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I love the line about wanting the spell to be reignited! Sweet story!

  17. deanabo April 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    What a sweet, moving story! I love how it progressed.

  18. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom April 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Sweet story. Family history. Great take on the prompt!

  19. icescreammama April 6, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    i loved this. i was completely wrapped in their young love.

  20. Larks (@LarksNotesThis) April 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Awwww, so cute!

  21. TriGirl April 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Sweet story of a girl’s first love πŸ™‚


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