I Don’t Want To Do Wrong by Cortney Joseph

There was an uneasy silence that filled the dimly lit living room, tension as thick as the smoke that trailed from lips of a man that should have been reveling in the joys of returning home. Turmoil and distress should have been a distant thought, left behind in the barren and burned fields of aContinue reading “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong by Cortney Joseph”

There’ll Be Bluebirds : Intro by Cortney Joseph

Intro (Sentimental Journey) : Pressed closely to the window, William Taylor tried his best to find some sort of comfort in the seat he’d taken as he stared aimlessly at miles of trees that seemed to blend together without interruption. He’d tuned out the sounds around him hours before, wondering when this part of hisContinue reading “There’ll Be Bluebirds : Intro by Cortney Joseph”

First WIP of 2022. “There’ll Be Bluebirds”.

I’m so excited to announce my first full project of the year! I’m hoping for it to be a short novella or full novel (we’ll see what happens and how the story wishes to be told as I go along), and I have a feeling that it’s going to be one of my favorite storiesContinue reading “First WIP of 2022. “There’ll Be Bluebirds”.”

The Long Hot Summer [Snippet] by Cortney Joseph

Hey! dropping in to drop off a NEW short story! I titled this as a snippet because typically with my short stories I don’t feel a need to write more once I finish, but this one introduces a character that I feel needs her own full story. I’ve had the title The Long Hot SummerContinue reading “The Long Hot Summer [Snippet] by Cortney Joseph”

Writer’s Spotlight : You’re In Big Treble by Paris Daniels

Hi guys! For some time, I’d been speaking on hosting an artist spotlight or corner of sorts to promote some of my favorite reads, fellow writers who are both friends and supporters of me, family, other artists, etc. Well, that starts today and I am beyond excited for my first spotlight to focus on fellowContinue reading “Writer’s Spotlight : You’re In Big Treble by Paris Daniels”

Memory Lane by YoLana Crocket

It’d been a while since I’d step foot in this place. It’d held so many bad memories, brought to mind all the tears I’d cried the instant my soles touched the tile. Brought an aching to my heart that I could hardly explain to anyone once I’d manage to free myself of it’s hold. WithContinue reading “Memory Lane by YoLana Crocket”

It’s Our Anniversary!

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!”

Investments (in self & others) and Excitement (for the future).

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).”

Merry X-Mas, Baby. by Cortney Joseph

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”

Songs To Write To (Holiday Edition)

I have to admit that these past few years, the holidays have not been my favorite times of the year and it’s been a bit hard to get festive in any fashion. Typically around this time, I write a Christmas story or novel of some sort, and I haven’t done that for at least threeContinue reading “Songs To Write To (Holiday Edition)”