When Will I See You Smile Again by Cortney Joseph

Holding a bouquet of fresh pink roses, Ahman walked into his and Tatyana’s bedroom. For once he hadn’t come home late, instead he was hoping she’d accept this small token as one of many ways of apologizing for his wrongdoings over the past four months. No, he wasn’t unfaithful like her past boyfriends. But heContinue reading “When Will I See You Smile Again by Cortney Joseph”

Not Gon’ Cry by Cortney joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

I lay in bed staring at the ceiling, listening as the love of my life packed up everything possible. I should have expected this, should have seen this coming after recognizing the signs and the changes. Still, the fact that I’m being left for someone else; someone younger, someone better looking… it hurts so much.Continue reading “Not Gon’ Cry by Cortney joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”

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”

“3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph

The thought of you leaves a taste in my mouth so bitter when I dare to speak your name. Yet, sweet memories of time passed leave my confused heart aching to see you come running at my call. I wish I could hate you with all the strength I’ve been gaining to be free ofContinue reading ““3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph”

Please Don’t Go (Part 2) by Cortney Joseph

September 25, 1996 (Three Weeks Later) :   Tani –   Losing myself in the beat of a dope, new song, I disregarded the fact that the lyrics of the song was some shit that kind of reflected Keith and I. Since the fallout, he’d made many attempts to get us back on speaking terms,Continue reading “Please Don’t Go (Part 2) by Cortney Joseph”

Please Don’t Go (Part 1) by Cortney Joseph

December 2014 : Keith and I were sitting comfortably in the living room of our New York apartment. Although we lived on the west coast permanently, there was no way we couldn’t keep a place out here. For vacations, to visit family, or just to get away from all the bull that goes down inContinue reading “Please Don’t Go (Part 1) by Cortney Joseph”

I’m Goin’ Down by Cortney Joseph

I took a deep breath, resting my head against my window as I watched the rain fall. Way past midnight, pitch black in my bedroom, and the only sound to be heard are my sobs and deep sighs. I don’t know how I even got to this point, but the tears don’t stop. I couldn’tContinue reading “I’m Goin’ Down 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.”