First Kiss

4

October 2, 2017 by The Citron Review

By Nicholas Marcus

 

They kissed. His wet palms, those first-time jitters, the overwhelming nausea. Everything disappeared when they kissed. Tingles, starting at his lips, worked their way down his neck, past the pounding flutter in his chest, down to his toes, and back.

He knew she felt it too.

They shared that moment, a lifetime, a peek into the future: a real, proper first date, a wedding, kids, growing older and older until they kissed one final time. All that, their whole lives, in the span of a kiss.

She pulled away, pocketed his dollar, and called β€œnext!”

 
Nicholas Marcus is a Detroit area attorney and writer of screenplays, plays, short fiction, and legal articles. His latest feature-length film script premiered in 2016, his short fiction can be found in, among other places, Crack The Spine, and his legal writing has appeared in various national publications. Nicholas also reviews and writes extensively on film music, both on Instagram as @TheFilmScorer and on his website at www.thefilmscorer.com.

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “First Kiss

  1. marymtf says:

    Oh no, oh, yes. Oh, wow!

  2. […] wet palms, overwhelming nausea, we drive blind to kingdom come. Stragglers are left beneath the beating sun. At an impromptu […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Mushrooms

πŸ‹10th Anniversary

Fall 2019 IssueSeptember 23rd, 2019
Cheers to 10 great years!

πŸ‹ Instagram

Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera's "Swiriling Debris" is in our Fall 2019 Issue. Always look both ways! https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/swirling-debris/ #amreading #microfiction
Prolific flash writer, editor and writing teacher Riham Adly's "The Princess of Fantasistan" bubbles in our Fall 2019 issue! https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/the-princess-of-fantasistan/ Riham was also shortlisted for the 2018 Arabic Literature (in English) Translation Prize. #amreading #flashfiction
Joanne Nelson, author of forthcoming memoir This is How We Leave (@vine_leaves_press) is sharing her "Leftovers" with us. Let's peak inside the fridge! https://citronreview.com/2019/09/23/leftovers/ #amreading #fall2019
Oregon Book Award recipient, Willa Schneberg's new poem "Shelley's Heart" is in our new Fall 2019 issue. She's published five volumes of poetry including Rending the Garment from Mudfish Books. @literaryarts #amreading #fall2019
Delight in fresh-squeezed brief literature at citronreview.com! Our Fall 2019 Issue features this litany of remarkable voices: Willa Schneberg, Jennifer Woodworth, Rachel Andoga, Marissa Hoffman, Joanne Nelson, JK Rogers, Melissa Knox, Riham Adly, Eleanor Levine, Ronald Hartley, Timothy Reilly, Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera, Mary F. Morris, Frances Gapper #amreading #fall2019 #citronstories
Happy 10th anniversary to our readers and contributing writers! What's your #CitronStory? If you're a contributing writer, post your story on social media. Readers, post your favorite stories on social media too. Be sure to include #CitronStories #TheCitronReview #onlinejournal #briefliterature #celebratingtheshortform #cheersto10years #tellyourstory #amreading

Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new issues by email.

%d bloggers like this: