Don’t Look Back (by Cortney Joseph)

“Life’s full of problems. We’ll work through ours just the way we work through the unnecessary things life throws our way. And if I’m honest, there’s no one I’d want to fuss and fight with, make up with, and move forward with than the woman that has brought me so many of the happiest days of my life. No one I’d rather learn from, grow with. I love you, I’m in love with you Sabrina and I can’t keep this feeling to myself any longer.”

His words caused her to tense up. She felt the same, though she’d hoped she’d never have to say it. She banked on never having to say it, because until now she’d never gotten this far with a new man. Her only thought was, how long would his feelings last? How long before she did something to make him change his mind.

Thinking Of You (by Cortney Joseph)

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)”

Dreamin’ (by Cortney Joseph)

I stood in the mirror, smiling at myself as I danced in his shirt. Far too large for my frame, but it fits perfectly to me. Wrapping my arms around myself, I sighed; knowing that this is as close as I’ll get to my love for a long time. I let my hair down, runningContinue reading “Dreamin’ (by Cortney Joseph)”

Complicated [Part 3] (by Cortney Joseph)

“Shut the fuck up! Either get out of my house or sit your big ass down and wait until I roll up. Either way, stop talking to me. I’m not in the mood so trust and believe that it will be nothing for me to fuck you up tonight.”

Complicated [Part 2] (by Cortney Joseph)

My father stormed out and I took a deep breath, wiping away the few tears that fell. He’s a short and quiet man, but he could always strike some type of fear in you if you crossed him the wrong way. Red went into the living room and Tommy started in on me.

Complicated [Part 1] (by Cortney Joseph)

“Why do you do me like this?” Cairo didn’t say a word. Instead he pulled away and slowly removed the panties and t-shirt I wore. Whispered in my ear about how beautiful I am, how he can’t see himself without me being by his side. Everything he knew I wanted and needed to hear.

Available Now!

In 2012, I began my journey as a self-publishing author. Ever the perfectionist, I decided to hold back on my novels and begin with my poetry collections. As of 2017,  I have four published total, and they are now ALL available for purchase at Amazon.com!   Undefined : Thoughts of a Young Poet (2012)  WaysContinue reading “Available Now!”

Black Pearl (by Cortney Joseph)

He paused for a moment, trying to find the right words. “It’s different for different people. What it should be; your heart, and the way you treat people. Your personality and your attitude. Beauty on the outside is nice, but it’s not what matters the most.”