I woke from the ‘dreams’ that plagued me nightly, drenched in wetness that I could never be certain was sweat or tears. Hitched breathing became heavy panting, heaving, and I could feel my body crumbling at the realization that would forever hit like a ton of bricks. It was like clock work, a pain drivenContinue reading “Ain’t No Sunshine by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”
November 1987 Being held up by her sons as they all stood under a large tent, Norma rocked very slowly from side to side with her short frame causing her to look diminutive compared to the young men she’d birthed and raised. Her eyes were closed and she was praying silently, asking for thatContinue reading “A Family, Broken | by Cortney Joseph”
He chuckled lightly, allowing his personal problems to dissipate for a moment as he focused his attention on his daughter. Though she would never say so, he knew he’d been doing poorly as of late, leaving her to fend for herself when he should have been holding himself together just for her, if for no one else.
Genevieve awoke bright and early, stretching as she briefly sat up in bed. Lying back against her pillows, there was one thing and one thing only on her mind. It was THE day; the one day of the year she allowed herself to feel anything other than intense stress over her writing assignments and deadlines.Continue reading “Thinking Of You (by Cortney Joseph)”
“Graham nodded, clearing his throat when he felt a lump building up. “I think the whole it gets easier spiel is a lie. It doesn’t get easier; you just eventually learn to cope.”