In addition, that first kiss is all-important. Don’t rush it. Your characters should never meet then fall into each other’s arms in the first alone-scene. Avoid that. Give them time to get to know each other. Likewise the reader. Before we ‘feel’ the moment when two characters kiss, we must be invested in the characters.
#1. A Game of Cat and Horse. It is very difficult to do an emotional scene properly when it is in third-person. Good job. In first-person, the writer can portray inner thoughts, a lot easier. Love the title, btw.
#2. Dear Katherine. Excellent use of short, dynamic sentences. Of which I am most definitely a fan.
#3. Deceptive Cadence. Love the title and lovelovelove the MC’s name. Wish I’d thought of it! Good example of creating a unique kissing scene.
#4. Out of Touch. Made me smile. This is also a different way to show a kiss. The mechanics are the same but putting a little background into the scene intrigues the reader.
Since I am the moderator and issuer of prizes, I decided to break my own rules. Besides, how can I possibly choose one out of these four excellent candidates?
All four entries are winners!