#Halloween Repost : So The Myth Goes [“Prayer Lake” Intro] by Cortney Joseph

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.

The Engaged &The Complicated by Cortney Joseph

The following is a brief excerpt from a collaborative novel I wrote with a former friend. For now, I’ll only share a section I wrote. Please bare with it, ’cause it was written around 2013/2014 so it’s definitely not up to my current self-standards as a writer. I owe many more posts since my latestContinue reading “The Engaged &The Complicated by Cortney Joseph”

A Meeting In Secret (‘Batiste’ Novel Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

At a fabric shop in town, Genevieve Batiste looked around sparingly as she tried to find the fabrics she wanted for a much lower price. Her search seemed hopeless. Holding on to the pendant she wore, she kissed at it for better luck. “Afternoon, Genny.” Stopping just as she was about to walk down theContinue reading “A Meeting In Secret (‘Batiste’ Novel Snippet) by Cortney Joseph”

After The Show (an FG Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

She’s back! & With a short story/snippet to boot. I just wanted to make a quick note before I share the following short. Yesterday marked the FOUR year anniversary of MyPenWritesNice and I can’t thank those of you who have been here since then, are still here, and have just joined for coming along withContinue reading “After The Show (an FG Snippet) by Cortney Joseph”

Does #YourPenWriteNice?

Hey!   Beginning today, I am opening MyPenWritesNice.com up to guest writers. A poet? Enjoy creating worlds and birthing characters in short stories? Want to share your work with an additional audience? You can have your work showcased here on MPWN. You can contact me here, or via my social medias (1, 2). Works canContinue reading “Does #YourPenWriteNice?”

Someone’s Watching (Novel Intro) by Cortney Joseph

The following is the intro to “Someone’s Watching“, book 1 in my upcoming Gaitland University Series. As I work towards publishing, all four books will be shared in their unedited stages via Wattpad. Feel free to follow along if you enjoy the intros and select chapters that I will be sharing here on MyPenWritesNice.  Continue reading “Someone’s Watching (Novel Intro) by Cortney Joseph”

Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph

The following is a stand-alone short story, a prelude to the official rewrite of my upcoming novel Fly Girl. Feel free to follow along with the full novel on Wattpad.   __________________________   Timothy Mercier could only smile as he peered through the crack his youngest left in her bedroom door, opening it as quietlyContinue reading “Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph”

Finding Faith (A Novella) – Part 2

PREVIOUSLY : Finding Faith (A Novella) – Intro PREVIOUSLY : Finding Faith (A Novella) – Part 1 _______   Part 2 : No Fight Left/Letting Go _______   There seemed to be a breakthrough. The sun seemed to shine a bit more with Lena in Faith’s corner. She’d found her desire to get up andContinue reading “Finding Faith (A Novella) – Part 2”

#ShortStoryAugust Spotlight : @MO0N_CH1LD

Hey! So, if you have been reading the stories I’ve been posting these past few days, and you’ve been enjoying them; then have I got a treat for you all. A friend of mine has tapped into the challenge with a story of her own, and I am so excited to share! “Broken Pieces” beginsContinue reading “#ShortStoryAugust Spotlight : @MO0N_CH1LD”

My Sister’s Keeper by Cortney Joseph

I’ll stay and watch you grow, yes I will! I’ll raise you by myself, a one woman show. You make life worth singing a song; with you right here with me, I’ll have the strength to go on. Thanks for my child; you brought me so much joy, this bundle of love. Thanks for myContinue reading “My Sister’s Keeper by Cortney Joseph”