#BringItBYKE2021

Hey! So before we get to the short stories and posts for February (look at me attempting consistency!), I want to have a quick chat. As I've stated, and as those who have followed me know, I've had some difficulty with self-doubt and trusting myself as an artist. More often than not, I've begun HUNDREDS…

Reminiscing On Days Gone By (by Cortney Joseph)

The following is a continuation of A Family, Broken. Enjoy! ______ December 1988 :  Sitting on the back deck her husband had built with his own hands, in his favorite chair, Norma Dunn sighed deeply as memories of their life together replayed in her mind. A gentle breeze flowed around her, blowing strands of her…

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 with…

My Journey.

It's approaching twenty-one years, and I can still remember the first person to tell me I had the gift of writing. Or, some semblance of that gift. I had just entered the seventh grade. I attended a school that included grades K-12 and there was the intense excitement of graduating middle school and crossing the…

Let’s Get Connected.

So, while working on new things and trying to figure out new ways to promote myself and my work in 2021, I decided to dabble into areas I might not have considered before. And, while I'm sharing mine, I'd love to follow and connect with you as well so please share where I can find…

One Year In And It Feels Like…

... my whole world is still crumbling and falling around me. I could ramble off the titles of a million and one songs, and all will be applicable to what life for 365 days without my little brother has felt like. Each day is supposed to get better, easier; but truthfully, you're just waking up…

Content.

For those of you who have stuck with me through this nearly 4 year journey; first, THANK YOU! And second, I would love to know what you all would love to read here on the site. What topics don't you see a lot of writers, and specifically black writers, touch on? Is there a particular…

I’m Sick Of Me Too, Honestly.

I really have to get to the point where I stop making promises to myself that I know I won't keep. We know my routine well, however this past year has been especially hard. But, at some point I truly have to stop making excuses. God gave me a gift, and I'm wasting it. Be…