Official ‘Kissing Day’ Blogfest

Katie and Sherrinda decided we should have an Official Kissing Day Blogfest today. It’s apparently in honour of mistletoe but there’s no sign of mistletoe in our house this year. There’s everything else seasonal – the crèche, a decorated tree, garlands and lights on the mantle, a pine wreath on the front door, and even a little Victorian village alight on top of the stereo – but nothing to use as an excuse for kissing. Oh, who needs an excuse anyway? Merry Christmas and a buss on the cheek to you! Thanks for stopping by to check out my Blogfest contribution. Visit Sherrinda’s blog for links to all the other participants.


Meghan rested her forehead against the cool glass and stared out through the rivulets of rain. It had been a week now and still the void ached. She wrapped her arms around her waist and remembered.

“You’re shivering,” said Bruce from behind her. “The fireplace is on in the den if you want somewhere warmer to work.

“I can’t write. There’s nothing there. I’m s-so empty,” Meghan’s voice broke.

Bruce moved closer and enfolded her in a hug, his breath brushing the back of her neck with a whisper.

“It’ll get better, Babe. It will. And we’ll try again.”

She leaned into him with a sigh. Her head told her he was right. It was every other part of her that didn’t quite believe it. They had waited eight years for this almost-miracle, only to have it evaporate before they had barely adjusted to its presence.

“We will, won’t we?” he asked, craning his head around to peer at her from the side.

“Can we not decide this right now?” Meghan straightened and tried to move away but Bruce tightened his grasp just long enough to drop a kiss on the edge of her ear. Then he stepped back and let her go.

The sound of her jabbing at a log in the fireplace filled the silence as he stared through the window at the rain-obscured view.



Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

25 thoughts on “Official ‘Kissing Day’ Blogfest

    1. Thanks, Jeanette. Right now there is no other ending. It’s an isolated scene, but I’m thinking of incorporating it into one of my w.i.p.
      To all of you, thanks so much for your kind comments. This Blogfest was such a neat idea — so many different situations in which a kiss is given, plus it brings all of us together in a common effort. We should do this again.

      In the meantime, Christmas blessings to everyone! – CG

  1. Oh I love this. I never thought about writing a kiss that wasn’t full of passion, but just full of simple love like the one you’ve written.

  2. Thanks again, everyone. I apologize for not replying to each of your individual messages today but I’ve read every single one and appreciated your comments. I’ve also been enjoying my visits to your blogs and reading the great variety of kissing scenes. (Some steamy, some sweet!) I’ll be back to check out more on your blogs after the holidays.

  3. I haven’t been able to get to some of these ’til today. There are so many. I can totally relate to this scene, so it was very moving. So tender. Thanks.

  4. Thanks, Jennifer and Jenni. I guess it was a little sad for a pre-Christmas post. It’s just the way slices of real life sometimes are. But I hope your Christmases are happy!

    Sherrinda, the blogfest was a lot of fun, so thanks to you for setting it up. I hope we do something like this again sometime.

    Tina, thanks for stopping by to read my contribution. I relate to the scene, too. I miscarried twice after our son was born before ending up with our two miracle daughters.

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