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”

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”

Boys Will Be Boys [Part 1] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

The halls of Echelon High School were bursting and bustling with the bodies of uneager and equally unhappy students; some rushing, and others dragging, to reach their destinations. Bold enough to do so, in hopes of an early suspension, someone propped a boombox in their locker and blasted Erotic City by Prince, causing some ofContinue reading “Boys Will Be Boys [Part 1] by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”

Down & Out by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019

He sat quietly with his eyes closed, pinching the bridge of his nose as he mulled over the notice in his in left hand. It stirred up more anguish and stress, piling on to the trouble that had been riding his back for months. Worry lines etched along his forehead as he furrowed his brows,Continue reading “Down & Out by Cortney Joseph | #ThrowAwayWeek2019”

Your Precious Love | #ThrowAwayWeek

He chuckled lightly, allowing his personal problems to dissipate for a moment as he focused his attention on his daughter. Though she would never say so, he knew he’d been doing poorly as of late, leaving her to fend for herself when he should have been holding himself together just for her, if for no one else.