Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)

So, I’ve finally reminded myself that I’ve been doing a little too much playing around. And by ‘playing around’, I mean not putting my talent to use. Doubting myself entirely too much. And just being plain old LAZY. I’ve been telling myself that I have to stop using these sad and depressed moods of mineContinue reading “Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)”

Old Woman.

So, I turned 29 on the 31st of August. Let’s just say that while I’m not actually OLD like I always claim I am; my body and the bones in it certainly feel like I’ve been around since 1938 rather than 1990. It’s all falling apart!   No, but seriously, I dreaded my birthday justContinue reading “Old Woman.”

That Kind Of ‘Friend’ by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

If someone had asked me what the final straw was; I’m not certain that I’d be able to pinpoint it. Four years worth of a friendship, more than half of that time spent with frustration building over instances and occurrences that seemed insignificant to others. Or, maybe I’d finally reached that age where there wasn’tContinue reading “That Kind Of ‘Friend’ by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

New On Campus (II) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Connecting with his only friend, Thomas Marlowe felt a sense of relief that he wasn’t the only Valor College student to make the ‘experimental’ switch to Glendale. While he was more than eager to join a college full of beautiful women, he wasn’t too thrilled at the thought of navigating new surroundings without at leastContinue reading “New On Campus (II) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

Family Reunion by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Cynthia’s patience grew thin as time ticked away. Checking her watch, she exhaled sharply before looking around the busy platform of the bus station where she waited. She’d taken off work early, a cut in her hours that she couldn’t afford, and ask she expected the majority of her time was being wasted. “Why didContinue reading “Family Reunion by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

Ain’t No Sunshine by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

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”

Home Again by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

It had been a long and stressed filled night, fears of her plan failing as she gathered her belongings and cradled a precious being in her arms. There was no time to second guess, no time to look back or over her shoulders as she fled from what had long felt like captivity. Beads ofContinue reading “Home Again by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

Take A Little Trip (Alternate Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

He could hear heavy footsteps and excessive rummaging happening in close proximity. A door slamming, light objects being tossed around as profane words flew about without care of an audience. The peace Jude sought after giving all of himself to thousands had been disturbed, his chance for a bit of rest before his next showContinue reading “Take A Little Trip (Alternate Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

Finding My Way [Intro/Snippet] by Cortney Joseph

1995 ushered itself in with Winter’s frost and chill, jump-starting the worst year of Kaiya Clarke’s life. Filled to the max with unyielding stress and heartbreak, she often found herself wondering when time and the world around her would begin again. Morning skies were as dark as night, gray clouds loomed overhead the few seconds sheContinue reading “Finding My Way [Intro/Snippet] by Cortney Joseph”

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”