Here's my entry for Josie's awesome Writing Workshop. I chose the prompt "First Kiss".

I like the song, for a start. I like kissing, also. It feels a little weird saying it, me not knowing you and yet knowing that some of my close friends are reading this. I think there should be a free kiss thing, just like the free hugs. Kisses make you feel good.

Kissing is big. I mean, Pretty Woman didn't want to kiss Richard Gere and also, I'm French and well, there's the French kiss. I never knew why it was called that, which reminds me that we also talk about French fries. Weird. Anyway.

First kisses matter. The first kiss I had was wet. That's honestly all I can remember about it. I barely remember the guy, but hey, I was 11 years old and I kissed a lot of guys since then.

My second first kiss, I believe, was the kiss I gave my husband at our wedding. That was my first kiss as a bride. It was not as wet as the first first kiss but it was just as awkward. I mean, seriously, kissing in front of all the people you like, including your own parents, for F's sake, it's a lot to deal with.

My third first kiss was the first time I kissed my son. It was not wet at all, but a little awkward, too. I guess I'd never really made peace with the idea that it was an actual human being growing inside of me.

There was a fourth first kiss, but that one, I'll keep to myself. Some things are just not to share.

I'm certainly hoping there will be a fifth first kiss.

I think there can be hundreds of first times. You just need to keep your eyes wide open and make things happen.

So, free kiss, anyone?

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Sarah Cruickshank said...

I don't remember my first first kiss either, but I do remember my first kiss with my future current/only), husband. We were listening to Jools Holland play live:)

Another Goldfish said...

I'm convinced most first kisses are awkward.

I'm now very curious about kiss four! I'll try to keep my imagination in check!

Nic's Notebook said...

Lol...yes you have made me curious about kiss no 4 too lol..! :)

Kerry said...

I like this there are so many first kisses that you have in your life and you have captured a lot here. Although I am curious about the fourth kiss. x

Tarunita said...

I am curious about the fourth kiss....You wrote the post quite well....Just loved your style of writing leaving everyone curious :)

Thanks for sharing.



JulieB said...

Yep, my first kiss was mainly wet too - put me off for a good while, I must confess. Didn't see what all the fuss was about!

sister3 said...

4th 1st kiss ? I kissed a girl and I liked it, la la la la la la la...
no I 'm not saying anything, just singing...wa ha ha ha ha

Marianne said...

Thank you for your comments! The fourth first kiss was not with a girl (silly, silly sister) but with a guy.
I just hope he'll recognize himself, if he ever reads the post.
Since you're all curious, here's a little more information about that kiss: it didn't feel wet, nor weird. It just felt right.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, you're spot on-first kisses are always awkward. I was also intrigued by the fourth first kiss! I really enjoyed reading your post, it made me smile. xx

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