My Journey.

It’s approaching twenty-one years, and I can still remember the first person to tell me I had the gift of writing. Or, some semblance of that gift. I had just entered the seventh grade. I attended a school that included grades K-12 and there was the intense excitement of graduating middle school and crossing theContinue reading “My Journey.”

Boys Will Be Boys [Part 2] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

Leaning across his desk, Quincy Todd took the loose-leaf paper he’d balled up and sent it flying two desks in front of him. Landing exactly where he wanted it to land, he smiled when his intended target turned to face him. There was a smug look on her face. The girl knew she was fine,Continue reading “Boys Will Be Boys [Part 2] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”

Boys Will Be Boys [Part 1] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

The halls of Echelon High School were bursting and bustling with the bodies of uneager and equally unhappy students; some rushing, and others dragging, to reach their destinations. Bold enough to do so, in hopes of an early suspension, someone propped a boombox in their locker and blasted Erotic City by Prince, causing some ofContinue reading “Boys Will Be Boys [Part 1] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”

Little Girl, Big Dreams by Cortney Joseph

Running down the hallways of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Victoria Howell was literally fighting with time. Not only did she have less than two minutes to make it to the guidance office to do something for herself, she had less than forty to make it home safely with her younger sister. “Out ofContinue reading “Little Girl, Big Dreams by Cortney Joseph”

Girl’s First Crush (*Snippet) | by Cortney Joseph

The following is an unedited snippet from a story I’m working on, for fun, in between the projects I plan to publish this year. Again, it’s unedited and most certainly lacks decent direction and detail, but I thought I’d share for the friend who encouraged me to write it. Also sharing just to share somethingContinue reading “Girl’s First Crush (*Snippet) | by Cortney Joseph”

New Horizons | #ThrowAwayWeek

In less than a year, he’d sprung tall like a bean stalk, just over six feet tall and towering over his siblings and parents. Despite his best efforts to gain weight, and muscles, he remained slim in size. Sighing, he leaned close to the mirror just to see how bad his latest bout of acne was.