Runaway Bride |by Cortney Joseph

She stood, staring blankly as the world began to close in on her. The bright colors chosen began to blend, and then all she could see was grey. A shadow of gloom overtook the moment. Varying scents of perfume wafting through the room became unbearable, tears welling and threatening to spill from the ducts ofContinue reading “Runaway Bride |by Cortney Joseph”

The Year I Left Behind.

2018 started and ended the way each year has started and ended for me since I entered adulthood. Began on a very high and positive note, and came crashing down into a big ol’ ball of fire. If there was any visual of what I looked like all year long, it’s this beauty right here…Continue reading “The Year I Left Behind.”

One To Grow On (Extended) by Cortney Joseph

The lights shone a bit brighter than they had previous nights, flashing about the arena as screams of joy and excitement filled the space. Bodies lifted from their seats, jumping up and down as fresh New Jack beats kicked off, the band giving no less than a hundred percent. The second hour of an extendedContinue reading “One To Grow On (Extended) by Cortney Joseph”

Rules Of Engagement | #ThrowAwayWeek

A chilly September afternoon brought about an added amount of stress that Leal Hardesty didn’t need in her life. She’d been running back and forth, on little to no sleep, for well over two weeks and all she wanted was a small break from the mishaps that only seemed to occur to her.

Batiste | #ThrowAwayWeek

Without another moment of hesitation, the young man nodded, thanking Celestine as he stumbled out of his seat and walked off, the gris-gris clutched closely to his chest. She kissed her teeth, groaning as she sat back in the seat that no longer felt comfortable beneath her large bottom.

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.

Birthday Gift!

Year 28 is here, and I wanted to gift something close to my heart to those who love poetry or simply wish to support me. It is my SIXTH poetry collection, the companion to July’s “Before The Sunshine”. After The Rain, the happiness that follows the sadness I’ve struggled with for much of my lifeContinue reading “Birthday Gift!”