Do you know what today is?! That’s right, MyPenWritesNice is officially 5 years old today. FIVE! It’s so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that I not only started something big, to me, but I have kept it going in spite of the many obstacles life has thrown my way. I’veContinue reading “It’s Our Anniversary!”
I am truly looking forward to the new year. Though I have still had many trying moments in 2021, I can honestly say that this past month alone has given me so much hope and restored my excitement for my future. So, if you guys didn’t catch it, Christmas day I posted a new shortContinue reading “Investments (in self & others) and Excitement (for the future).”
Kayla stared closely at the paper resting loosely between her fingertips, in complete disbelief. Tears welled within the ducts of her eyes, threatening to spill as an unconcerned gaze fell upon her. Her unstead hands trembled with each word she read. What was this, and why had it crept into ruin what she intended toContinue reading “Merry X-Mas, Baby. by Cortney Joseph”
Very faintly, I could hear music around me. It was that New Jack that always pumped from the speakers of boom boxes, that dope vibe that I was glad made it’s way into the nineties. This one song though, I’d never heard. Didn’t know the rapper but I definitely knew the singer on the hook.Continue reading “Comin’ Down (My Life Intro – Unfinished Novel Snippet) by Cortney Joseph”
Cecelia walked back and forth between her closet, her drawers, and her bed where her three suitcases sat. All that ran through her mind as she attempted to pack every piece of clothing she owned, if she was making the right choice in trying to move on with her life. At twenty-six, she’d spent theContinue reading “Movin’ On by Cortney Joseph”
Holding a bouquet of fresh pink roses, Ahman walked into his and Tatyana’s bedroom. For once he hadn’t come home late, instead he was hoping she’d accept this small token as one of many ways of apologizing for his wrongdoings over the past four months. No, he wasn’t unfaithful like her past boyfriends. But heContinue reading “When Will I See You Smile Again by Cortney Joseph”
Ready to get a few drinks in my system, I laughed heartily as my boys and I walked around the French Quarter, clowning and playfully flirting with any woman that looked in our direction. “Aye, I don’t think the woman who had that Saints jersey on was playing with you though, Nathan.” I laughed. “SheContinue reading “Doin’ Just Fine by Cortney Joseph”
Cassidy danced around her living room, bopping and picking up the latest dances as she watched the new episode of Soul Train. A fan of the ever popular New Jack Swing, she was jammin’ to Stone Cold Gentleman as those performing in the Soul Train line showcased their skills. She picked up a few ofContinue reading “Do What I Gotta Do by Cortney Joseph”
Perhaps it were a last attempt at rebellion, his last attempt at being ‘bad’, at hurting those close to him. It used to come with such ease. Everything in his after-life came with ease before Princess Aveena of Ethiopia stormed into his life like fog and mist on All Hallows’ Eve.
The villagers watched on with a mixture of relief and fear flowing around them. Before long, the fire had engulfed the large, plantation style home that had been owned by the great Rideau family. One of the last of their descendants, burned with it.