A Place In The Sun (Intro) by YoLana Crocket

Harlow Cove may as well have been a ghost town. The insufferable heat drove it’s weary residents in from their fields and duties, in search of relief that would never come. Hot air breezed through open windows, sweat dripped and stuck like salty sap on the arms of housewives and mothers trying their best toContinue reading “A Place In The Sun (Intro) by YoLana Crocket”

Starting Over (Revamp/Intro) by Cortney Joseph

They say when God closes one door, he has another opened and waiting for you. A new life, fresh start with the fruits of everything you labored so hard for. He must have forgotten me and mine, skimmed and glossed over my life and it’s work. Handed down the scraps of a barely there existenceContinue reading “Starting Over (Revamp/Intro) by Cortney Joseph”

It’s A Tired-Ass Life (The Morning After Intro 2) by Cortney Joseph

“All she knew was GIMME, like I was made of money or some shit. Like she ain’t choose this, like she ain’t know it was nothing I came with. Some dreams require a lot more than money, and what I needed… her ass ain’t have a drop of it.” – Tyree N. Robinson High pitched shrillsContinue reading “It’s A Tired-Ass Life (The Morning After Intro 2) by Cortney Joseph”

Tears of An Angel (The Morning After Intro 1) by Cortney Joseph

“If Cupid is a real entity, he was on some bullshit when he fired the arrows that matched me and Satan’s spawn. I’m sure he sat back smiling, laughing in preparation for the tears he knew would come at dawn.” – Angel E. Sinclaire It seemed that, as soon as one set of tears dried,Continue reading “Tears of An Angel (The Morning After Intro 1) by Cortney Joseph”

When Sundown Comes (Intro) by Cortney Joseph

The following is the intro to a novel I’ve just begun, writing only in hopes of healing and working through my own grief. If you enjoy, you’ll be able to read along as I share new chapters on Wattpad.   _______________   Grief is such a strange emotion; brings about an array of thoughts, feelings,Continue reading “When Sundown Comes (Intro) by Cortney Joseph”

Guess Who I Saw Today by YoLana Crocket

The table was set, dinner placed before her husband promptly at seven p.m. Routine undisturbed, though for once the atmosphere was one both would deem uncomfortable. He thought a bit of music would set the mood, ease the tension building. So, she placed Marlena Shaw on the Victrola he’d given as one of many ‘sorryContinue reading “Guess Who I Saw Today by YoLana Crocket”

MyPenWritesNice Top 10! (2019)

“Since beginning MyPenWritesNice.com in 2017, I have seen a lot of growth in myself as a writer, and in the site as the months pass. It makes me happy and proud because I am usually so unsure of my work being good enough, unsure if it will be enjoyed by anyone other than myself. I’mContinue reading “MyPenWritesNice Top 10! (2019)”

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”

Someone’s Watching [Intro] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

Teary eyed, vision blurred; I looked back and forth between Peace and Omar as they stared at me in complete shock. What am I doing?   Before that one night that changed my life, I was living a life many wished they could. A young adult, free to make my own choices without facing judgmentContinue reading “Someone’s Watching [Intro] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”

Boys Will Be Boys [Part 2] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

Leaning across his desk, Quincy Todd took the loose-leaf paper he’d balled up and sent it flying two desks in front of him. Landing exactly where he wanted it to land, he smiled when his intended target turned to face him. There was a smug look on her face. The girl knew she was fine,Continue reading “Boys Will Be Boys [Part 2] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”