Joelle’s tales:  First Thursday of the month #TMAT120 #writing #prompt for January  


You have until January 12 to write 120 words & put your link into the reply section.




Welcome to January 5      Today’s prompt is:  Your first kiss.

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, here’s the story of my first kiss:

I wasn’t mature for my age (that’s like saying a polar bear has fur). 

In 11th grade, I finally made a friend. The day after we met, she invited me to her birthday party!

Fifty people packed her house and yard.  Too many! I found one place no one inhabited:  Her parent’s library.

“Why are you in here?” Adonis in a dress shirt asked.

“No one else likes Science Fiction,” I replied.

We stepped outside to look at the stars, a gentle South Florida breeze cuddling my face the moment we kissed.

At school, I wondered about the frowns, whispers…points.

I asked someone from the party,“ Where’s my friend?”

“Remember they guy you were kissing?”


“That was her boyfriend.” 


Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone. For example:  12:01am to 11:59pm January 5th.  It ends on the 2nd Thursday of the month.  

  2. I will chose one each month that I like the best and highlight it the next month. It will be the one I liked the best, but not necessarily the one an editor  or anyone else would like best.     

  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words and a link to the #TMAT site. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.

  4. Use this picture above to show that you are participating in the #TMAT120. Please don’t alter (except for size).  

  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. Only lazy writers use variations of the F word for shock “value.”

  6. Copy and paste the URL in the reply section below, or you can do a pingback if you have a WordPress blog.

  7. Take time to read other people’s posts, after all it’s only 120 words. And you might make a new friend.


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