The Long Hot Summer [Snippet] by Cortney Joseph

Hey! dropping in to drop off a NEW short story! I titled this as a snippet because typically with my short stories I don’t feel a need to write more once I finish, but this one introduces a character that I feel needs her own full story. I’ve had the title The Long Hot SummerContinue reading “The Long Hot Summer [Snippet] by Cortney Joseph”

A Meeting In Secret (‘Batiste’ Novel Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

At a fabric shop in town, Genevieve Batiste looked around sparingly as she tried to find the fabrics she wanted for a much lower price. Her search seemed hopeless. Holding on to the pendant she wore, she kissed at it for better luck. “Afternoon, Genny.” Stopping just as she was about to walk down theContinue reading “A Meeting In Secret (‘Batiste’ Novel Snippet) by Cortney Joseph”

After The Show (an FG Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

She’s back! & With a short story/snippet to boot. I just wanted to make a quick note before I share the following short. Yesterday marked the FOUR year anniversary of MyPenWritesNice and I can’t thank those of you who have been here since then, are still here, and have just joined for coming along withContinue reading “After The Show (an FG Snippet) by Cortney Joseph”

At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 1) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

“Lord, what a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours brings the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain.” – Tammi Terrell   Much to her aunt’s chagrin, Sadie spent the majority of the morning locked in her room. She would not accept apologies, would not open for her weekly doctor’s visit,Continue reading “At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 1) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

Project-Lenny (Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Leonard Thomas; the man of the hour, the man responsible for what was turning out to be one of the hottest entertainment parties of the year walked around his spacious home in complete host mode. He stopped to shake hands, hug, and speak with each of the guests that made his night of celebration possible,Continue reading “Project-Lenny (Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

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.

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)”