When Will I See You Smile Again 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”

Doin’ Just Fine 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”

Do What I Gotta Do 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”

Learn The Hard Way by Cortney Joseph

Pulling his jacket off, Carlos walked into the bedroom he shared with Deana. To see her wide awake and moving around wasn’t a total surprise. Their son was now three and a half and he was at that stage where he often had nightmares, most that made it difficult for him to fall back intoContinue reading “Learn The Hard Way by Cortney Joseph”

It’s A Tired-Ass Life (The Morning After Intro 2) by Cortney Joseph

“All she knew was GIMME, like I was made of money or some shit. Like she ain’t choose this, like she ain’t know it was nothing I came with. Some dreams require a lot more than money, and what I needed… her ass ain’t have a drop of it.” – Tyree N. Robinson High pitched shrillsContinue reading “It’s A Tired-Ass Life (The Morning After Intro 2) by Cortney Joseph”

“3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph

The thought of you leaves a taste in my mouth so bitter when I dare to speak your name. Yet, sweet memories of time passed leave my confused heart aching to see you come running at my call. I wish I could hate you with all the strength I’ve been gaining to be free ofContinue reading ““3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph”

Complicated [Part 2] (by Cortney Joseph)

My father stormed out and I took a deep breath, wiping away the few tears that fell. He’s a short and quiet man, but he could always strike some type of fear in you if you crossed him the wrong way. Red went into the living room and Tommy started in on me.