Just Kiss Me

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Thank you for visiting! Today I offer you ten sentences from my JatWW fanfic, The Was Long Variation. IMHO, Fanfiction is an undervalued writer’s tool. Using another’s well-defined setting and characterization limits offers an excellent sandbox to test your own characters and settings, as well as your general writing ability.  And…  it’s just plain fun.

This snippet occurs between my characters, Kieri Vestimorn and Atyriia Alantarii, after Kieri lost a bet.

He wanted to say no, that he was smarter than that. He didn’t. She was beautiful, her every gesture that of a woman who wanted him as he was… for who he was. No sane man could deny that–nor did he want to. Just touching her arm, the feel of her skin under his fingertips, had made his blood sing. He only hesitated long enough to whisper “How far?” He wanted everything; she had to set the limits.

“Just kiss me. I’m not ready for more yet.”

Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoyed the piece. Coming up for WIPpet Wednesday, please enjoy another sample of the Was Long Variation. For the month of June, I have switched all my bloghop snippets to this work as I dive full-steam in the ♥Just Write♥ madness that are JuNoWriMo and Ready. Set WRITE! challenges.

57 responses to “Just Kiss Me

  1. Well, she’s definitely set the limits! Go for it man, go for it! Great job with narrative!

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  2. Very romantic and emotional, the end comments truly heartfelt and touching. Great work! 🙂

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  3. Great snippet. The tension is good.

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  4. Very nice. You capture a lot of tension and emotion in a few simple lines.

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  5. Oh so terrific, Eden. And her response is lovely. I do believe I’ve said those words many times in the past.
    Re: Fan Fiction, I had no clue what that meant and now you’ve kind of cleared it up. So it’s all right?

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    • Glad you liked it, Charmaine.

      Fanfiction is, imho, a way to keep a beloved story alive, a way to grow one’s skills, and a way to just play. It used to be a lot more disapproved of than it is now… maybe because we’re all seeing how so much of what we’re being fed by the “powers that be” is really just legal fanfiction.. and always has been

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  6. Great snippet/fanfic. The scene accomplishes alot in just a few sentences.

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  7. Well – she set her limits. But a kiss can lead to much more.

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  8. He’s a gentleman!

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  9. Aw, so sweet and romantic! I felt very caught up in their moment.

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  10. Love the emotion in this. Very well done.

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  11. I’m revising my sexy romance and just wish I could be as delicate and nuanced as you are. I love this relationship!

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    • Hah, Susan… I know you. You’ve got an eye for words. I’m sure you’ll come up with something twice as amazing.

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  12. Excellent snippet, it pulled me right in and had me caring about the characters immediately. Can’t wait to read more!

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  13. A shame she only wants a kiss!

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  14. He did let her set the limits. I’m sure the kiss will be breathtaking, though.

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  15. Got to love a man who listens!

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    • Oh, he’s a pretty awesome guy… in general. I’m still planning on making his life miserable throughout the book though.

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  16. I enjoyed the way this snippet was written, so smooth. Excellent!

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  17. Smart of her to know her limits, and of him to know he needs them. Great snippet!

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  18. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Just a kiss… He’ll have to show some restraint. 🙂 Enjoyed the snippet.

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  19. Your prose is beautiful! “Just touching her arm, the feel of her skin under his fingertips, had made his blood sing.” Lovely! 🙂

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  20. Things are getting heavy here… I like the ending bit, with both of them still holding something back.

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  21. Great insight and tension! Love the unspoken passion in this, and the part about him knowing she had to set the limits speaks volumes about character. Nice snippet.

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    • I try to fit a lot of story into the small spaces… it doesn’t always work, but it seems I succeeded here. Thanks for visiting.

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  22. Well done…. and she most certainly has set a limit 🙂

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  23. chellecordero

    And you’ve left me panting and wanting more, terrific build-up.

    And yes thank you for explaining fan fiction.

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  24. Great description. And she definitely sets limits! (But will she enforce them?)

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  25. Ooh, nice work, hot and yet served with a cup of ice water! Good job!

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  26. what a soft scene and shows your hero’s sensitive side. very nice

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  27. Very nice! I can’t wait to see what happens with these two!

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  28. Nice that he lets her set the limits because she seems to have a lot of boundaries to overcome.

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    • I think they both have a lot of boundaries. He’s just more likely to fall over his own and get caught in the insanity that follows than she is.

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