Then & Now by Cortney Joseph

Summer 1994. Stepping out of my limo, I removed my shades and took in my surroundings. Breathing in the air, smiling as older folks passed by and waving to those I grew up around. “Oh my God…” I turned my head, licking my lips as a group of women began to scream, running towards me.Continue reading “Then & Now by Cortney Joseph”

Learn The Hard Way by Cortney Joseph

Pulling his jacket off, Carlos walked into the bedroom he shared with Deana. To see her wide awake and moving around wasn’t a total surprise. Their son was now three and a half and he was at that stage where he often had nightmares, most that made it difficult for him to fall back intoContinue reading “Learn The Hard Way by Cortney Joseph”

“Doin’ Wrong” by Cortney Joseph

In secrecy we meet, dangerously aware of the troubles we greet. Carelessly giving in to temptation week after week.   To others we belong, but the feelings shared between us are far too strong. We can’t let go, no matter that we both know this life we lead is wrong.

Finding Faith (A Novella) – Part 1

PREVIOUSLY : Finding Faith (A Novella) – Intro _______   Part 1 : What Do The Lonely Do?   _______   Weeks had passed since Faith locked herself away with nothing more than embittered feelings and a broken heart. Dark thoughts running rampant as she made a futile attempt to remove herself from a world thatContinue reading “Finding Faith (A Novella) – Part 1”

Finding Faith (A Novella) – Intro

Intro : No ‘Good’ In Goodbye   _______   The cloud on which she rested comfortably dissipated without warning. Like the world crumbling at her feet, Faith Porter felt herself falling face first. Time stopped, freezing on a moment she’d never forget no matter how hard she tried. Her chest rose and fell, words onlyContinue reading “Finding Faith (A Novella) – Intro”

“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”

Silly Wasn’t I by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Gloria stood still, feet planted firmly though she willed herself to run away. The sight before her was one she couldn’t believe, one she didn’t want to believe. Ha, Ha, Ha echoed loudly in her head, the chorus of her friends and family laughing behind her back. They had to know, they’d surely tried to warn herContinue reading “Silly Wasn’t I 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”

Things Change by Cortney Joseph

Standing in the center of their bedroom; walls painted white, adorned with varying objects and accents of colors to suit each personality; Maxwell and Joel stared in their full length mirror as they made funny faces, singing into their hairbrushes as Sheila E’s Glamorous Life blasted from their record player. Though five years separated themContinue reading “Things Change by Cortney Joseph”

Situations | Part 2 – Tyler | by Cortney Joseph

Originally intended to be a full novel & collaboration between myself and my good friend Yo’Lana Crocket, the following features an intro & one full chapter I completed before we cancelled the project. The character of Tyler was created by me, while the character of Kodi (who you met in Part 1 of this) wasContinue reading “Situations | Part 2 – Tyler | by Cortney Joseph”