Lonely Girl (Snippet from an Unfinished Project) by Cortney Joseph

Charmaine Hollands exhaled sharply, opened her eyes and looked towards the front seat where her parents sat comfortably in their bubble of wedded bliss. They were all smiles, excitedly chattering the hours away about their big plans for the summer. Jet-setting around the world without a care, no expenses spared. New adventures, fun to be had,Continue reading “Lonely Girl (Snippet from an Unfinished Project) by Cortney Joseph”

The Engaged &The Complicated by Cortney Joseph

The following is a brief excerpt from a collaborative novel I wrote with a former friend. For now, I’ll only share a section I wrote. Please bare with it, ’cause it was written around 2013/2014 so it’s definitely not up to my current self-standards as a writer. I owe many more posts since my latestContinue reading “The Engaged &The Complicated by Cortney Joseph”

Year Of Decision (Novel Intro) by Cortney Joseph #BringItBYKE2021

The following is a snippet for a novel I’d begun titled Year Of Decision, one of my many novels set during a period I’ve been a bit obsessed with (the 70s). It was meant to introduce my three main characters. I loved it, I just never finished the novel. It is the fourth and finalContinue reading “Year Of Decision (Novel Intro) by Cortney Joseph #BringItBYKE2021”

A Sensitive Soul by Cortney Joseph #BringItBYKE2021

The following is a snippet for a novel I’d begun titled Didn’t I Blow Your Mind, one of my many novels set during a period I’ve been a bit obsessed with (the 70s). It is the third official option in my BringItBYKE2021 ‘project’ that I announced in my previous post. Please enjoy, leave your thoughts,Continue reading “A Sensitive Soul by Cortney Joseph #BringItBYKE2021”

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”

Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph

The following is a stand-alone short story, a prelude to the official rewrite of my upcoming novel Fly Girl. Feel free to follow along with the full novel on Wattpad.   __________________________   Timothy Mercier could only smile as he peered through the crack his youngest left in her bedroom door, opening it as quietlyContinue reading “Little Girl, Big Dream by Cortney Joseph”

At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 2) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

“Honey, I found something. Yes, I’ve found something. All that I ever wanted, I found in you. Everything, everything about you makes me wish for the days gone by.”– Marvin Gaye   Wesley waited patiently, checking his watch every few seconds as he stood before the large French styled door. He knew that he couldn’tContinue reading “At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 2) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust”

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”

My Sister’s Keeper by Cortney Joseph

I’ll stay and watch you grow, yes I will! I’ll raise you by myself, a one woman show. You make life worth singing a song; with you right here with me, I’ll have the strength to go on. Thanks for my child; you brought me so much joy, this bundle of love. Thanks for myContinue reading “My Sister’s Keeper by Cortney Joseph”