Title: SOUL STALKER
Genre: YA paranormal romance
Setting: Sitting on a blanket in a park at sunset (under 250 words)
He started playing with his shoelace. I watched two lightning bugs float by.
He sighed. “Liz, I...um...I wanted to ask you something.”
“Sure.” I swallowed hard. He leaned toward me.
He opened his mouth twice before he finally spoke. “Would you mind if...I mean, can I...oh, what the hell.”
He took my face in his hands, his eyes holding mine hostage. I felt my heart pick up the pace until it sounded like a motor. He hesitated for a brief second, then leaned in and almost touched my lips.
I closed my eyes. Every nerve fiber I owned yearned for his touch. I felt hot breath on my face as his breathing sped up. His lips brushed my right cheek, then my left. I didn't dare open my eyes in case I was dreaming. Finally, warm, soft lips pressed against mine, and in that instant, I knew this was it.
Chris Edwards was the last guy I would ever kiss.