Time for another installment of Romance Weekly! You’ve probably hopped over from my friend Leslie Hachtel’s blog. Lovely woman and fantastic writer. This week, we have another flash fiction challenge. I love these, I really do. And this week’s prompt is gorgeous!
So here goes 300 words…
Kiss Me Slowly
“Clear your mind,” he whispered, his hands cupping my knees. A nervous giggle escaped on my stuttering breath. “You’re thinking. Don’t think. Just breathe.”
“I am breathing.” I panted. He smirked. Damn him and his perfect, perfect mouth. He knew. Had to. Take me now screamed from every cell in my body. He was toying with me. “Let’s get on with it,” I huffed.
“Why are you always in such a rush?” I hoped the frown on my forehead didn’t show too many lines.
“A rush? I’m not-“
“Yeah, you are.” He moved back, his hands dropping to his lap between us. The loss of warmth was excruciating. “Haven’t you enjoyed the dance?”
“You’re supposed to be teaching me how to meditate.”
He laughed. It was a full belly guffaw that startled me and made me feel like I was thirteen years old again, confessing my crush to a fifteen-year-old John Schiavo. He’d laughed too. The spell broken, I wanted to leave. Now.
“Don’t.” He tapped my nose.
Now he was patronizing me, smug bastard. “Don’t what?”
“Don’t do whatever it is you’re about to do. Don’t think whatever it is you’re thinking.”
“So, you’re a mind-reader now?” I moved to stand but quick hands caught mine and yanked me back down hard. I landed ungraciously, and uncomfortably, on my ass. “Ouch!”
“Sorry, but damn. You’re so…frustrating sometimes!” And now he was angry? Him? “Everything you think shows up on your face.”
“It does not.” Yeah, it did.
“Yeah, it does.” He softened. “You think I’m playing games but all I’ve been trying to do is figure out how to do this.” Warm, slightly calloused fingers curled around the nape of my neck. “And this.” Warm, incredibly soft lips touched mine all too briefly.
“Do that again,” I breathed. “Slowly.”
Woo! Three hundred words, on the nose! Pop on over to see what the fabulous Dani Jace came up with. See you next week!