It's my first challenge, and for those of you who aren't aware of the rules, I've listed them below!
Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these:
I actually managed to have included all the criteria, including the word count, so I'm super proud and amazed with myself. So without further ado, here is mine. I hope you like it!
The First Kiss
Shadows crept across the wall, as the hazy blue glow from the TV flickered across our faces. I looked down at his hands, perfect and strong, his fingertips stained orange from the bowl of shared cheetos. I resisted the urge to lick the powdery goodness from my own. Instead I wanted to imprint my mark upon his smooth, tanned skin.
He smiled, a slow curling smile that reached out its furling tentacles and wrapped me in his warmth. My heart fluttered helplessly against its prison of bones, and I knew with a growing certainty that I was about to be kissed.
Delicious shivers danced upon my skin, as that perfect hand slipped behind the base of my neck, its nimble fingers digging and tangling into the wild mass of my hair. Tender, rough, silky lips teased and devoured me. I inhaled him, his taste dancing seductively through my veins, consuming me.
Clinging to him, my fingers sunk into his compliant body. I wanted to disappear into that body, to intermingle with his flesh, his sinew, to feel our hearts beat as one. Gasping I pulled away, shyly smiling over my heaving hormones. His lips claimed mine again, and everything faded.