Wednesday, January 2, 2013

No KISS Blogfest - with a "no kiss" scene from my 2012 NaNoWriMo novel

I am joining in with the No KISS Blogfest this year, run by Frankie Diane Mallis.  It sounds like a fun blogfest to join!

Here's what the site says about the blogfest:
"The 4th Annual NO KISS Blogfest!

What: The No Kiss Blogfest! This is when you get to write a scene or post one from of your favorite books, movies, or TV shows that show the almost kiss-- the rising, crushing, excruciating, longing, tension that comes  when two characters get oh-so-close to kissing that you can just feel it, want it, NEED it....and then...they don't!"

These are the rules of the No Kiss Blogfest:

No Kiss Blogfest Jan 2, 2013! 

Things You Should Do To Prepare For The Ultimate Non-Kissage Festivities!
1) Sometime between now and Jan 2, 2013 write a post about the No Kiss Blogfest to let everyone know you are participating and that they should too. Why? Because it's awesome! (Please link back)

2) Sign up for the No Kiss Blogfest by filling in the Mr. Linky on the No KISS Blogfest site

3)Tweet about No Kiss Blogfest, using the hash tag: #nokissblogfest because #hashtagsareawesome

4) After you've recovered from New Years Eve, write a blog sharing your Almost Kiss, No Kiss Blogfest entry (either one from your WIP, one you just wrote, one from a book, movie or tv show, or even a really hot almost-kiss picture)and post on January 2, 2013!!! Because reading your posts are awesome! (Don't forget to link back)

 photo source: the Supernatural TV series

And here is my entry, taken from my this year's NaNoWriMo novel:

“Look at me, Marie.” His voice was soft and enticing. He gently lifted my face and our eyes locked. “I’m pretty sure we both saw the same thing. I’ve been wanting to hold you like that since the moment we first met. You came out there, brave and feisty, determined to help us despite the danger, and I was lost. And everything I have learned about you since just makes me want you more.”

He leaned down, his lips just inches from mine. All I had to do was turn my head just that one space closer and his lips would be on mine. I could feel his breath, hot against my face. I lifted my hands to his bare chest and felt the heat coming off his body under my fingers. In the space of one sigh, despite the desire pooling deep inside, I pulled away.

“We can’t,” I whispered, my voice hoarse and raspy. “I can’t.”

I was running from the room when I heard him asking, “Why not?” Because it won’t last, I screamed inside. It’s not meant to be.


Hayley Lovell said...

Oh, short and sweet. Pulled at my heart strings the entire time, thank you for sharing!

jaybird said...

Aw, I wish it would last.

Amalia Dillin said...

so sad! I feel bad for her -- and I hope it CAN last when they DO finally get to kiss -- if they do!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Oooh, you pulled me in, and left me hanging. Nice writing!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

This was great--you brought a lot of sweetness into such a short scene. Thanks for participating!

Nicole Settle said...

Great scene! Poor dude, left hanging like that.

Larissa said...

Wow, so much tension for such a short scene! Well done!

The Blogger Girlz said...

Awww, so sad and sweet all at the same time! Great job! :) Here' s a link to my entry if your interested in reading it:


Wendy Lu said...

Hi, Rebecca! I'm a few days late in checking out the entries for the No-Kiss Blogfest, but late is better than never!

Anyway, WHOA! This was a super sexy scene; I would not have been strong enough to ignore such desire pulsating inside of me, if I'd been Marie! ;) Supernatural is such an awesome television series; thanks so much for sharing your piece with us!

~Wendy Lu

The Red Angel Blog