Michael Shook
Aug 25 · 2 min read

A Publishous writing prompt

young man and woman kissing for the first time on a beach standing in the surf while the sun sets
young man and woman kissing for the first time on a beach standing in the surf while the sun sets
Image courtesy of adamknotor via Pixabay

That sweet soft feeling of joining souls with another person; that’s what we all look forward to with our first kiss. Sometimes, this is exactly what happens. Sometimes, though, we get our braces locked together, or the Ferris Wheel stops with a camera focused on us, or our parents show up at the exact wrong moment.

Each person has their own story about the first time they locked lips with another.

The thing is, as unique as each of our memories is, there is something universal about that feeling. That shy, tender, hesitant moment when our hearts are pounding, blood pressure is rising, our faces are burning bright red, we take that chance and leave ourselves vulnerable.

That instant right there leaves our hearts wide open.

Will they respond in kind? Will we be left hanging? Will our lives be forever changed?

Maybe. And we’ll never know unless we take that first step and offer our hearts.

“Write a story about your first kiss. Where it happened, how it came to pass, and what it means to you.

Some people have that first kiss and know they are destined to spend their life with that person. Tell that story.

Some people have that first kiss on a summer fling and may not even remember that person’s name. That is a great story too.

Some people have had multiple first kiss experiences. Awesome, please tell us about the one that is most memorable.

However it happened with you, please share that experience. Keep in mind that Publishous is a family-friendly publication, so if your first kiss was followed immediately by other more strenuous physical activities, please keep your story focused on only the first kiss.”


Writing prompt story guidelines

  • Make your story at least 500 words long.
  • Add a photo that enhances your story, either one you’ve taken yourself or one you have the rights to use and be sure to add the photo credit to your story.
  • Put this sentence at the bottom of your story “This story is in response to the First Kiss writing prompt”.
  • The week this prompt is published, we’ll select one response to this prompt to be the Editor’s Choice. The Editor’s Choice earns a featured spot in the week’s issue of the Publishous newsletter.
  • Lock your story.
  • Post your story as you would any other piece you write for Publishous. Please do not copy and paste your article into the response box.

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Michael Shook

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Plain-spoken writer with strong opinions. Sees the world differently and writes about it that way.

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