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April 2018 [Monthly Playlist]

I am a Soul and R&B type of woman. And nothing touches me more, quite often, than a good ballad. And a good ballad that happens to be a duet among powerful or sweet and sensitive voices. We’ve all come across those songs with artists you hadn’t even thought of pairing, but their voices and… Read More

Please Don’t Go (Part 2) by Cortney Joseph

September 25, 1996 (Three Weeks Later) :   Tani –   Losing myself in the beat of a dope, new song, I disregarded the fact that the lyrics of the song was some shit that kind of reflected Keith and I. Since the fallout, he’d made many attempts to get us back on speaking terms,… Read More

Please Don’t Go (Part 1) by Cortney Joseph

December 2014 : Keith and I were sitting comfortably in the living room of our New York apartment. Although we lived on the west coast permanently, there was no way we couldn’t keep a place out here. For vacations, to visit family, or just to get away from all the bull that goes down in… Read More

March 2018 [Monthly Playlist]

A bit of 70s soul. Love and good vibes.   I am an old soul, and there’s no denying that. I suppose that growing up in a home with my grandmother, no matter how much good music my generation produced (roughly from 1997 to 2007), it was inevitable that I would fall in love with… Read More

I’m Goin’ Down by Cortney Joseph

I took a deep breath, resting my head against my window as I watched the rain fall. Way past midnight, pitch black in my bedroom, and the only sound to be heard are my sobs and deep sighs. I don’t know how I even got to this point, but the tears don’t stop. I couldn’t… Read More

February 2018 [Monthly Playlist]

A little bit of romance, a whole lot of freaky sh*t. ;). For the month of romance, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together an 18 track playlist featuring some of my favorite sexual and sensual songs ranging from Janet Jackson’s 2001 “Would You Mind” to Luke James’ 2017 “Drip”.   I hope that… Read More

January 2018 [Monthly Playlist]

I’ve decided to share monthly playlists of my favorite songs, most of which have inspired short stories (and in some instances, full novels) that I’ve shared and will share here on MyPenWritesNice. Read More

What You Gonna Do With Me, Baby? (by Cortney Joseph)

I mean, one moment I’m you’re king and the next you’re casting me aside like some jester. One minute you’re thrilled and delighted to say that yes, I am yours. And the next, you’ve disowned me. Walking around as if you’ve never even known me. Telling people you’ve never even loved me. Read More

My Bed of Thorns (by Cortney Joseph)

Reaping what I’d sown, I silently watched as my husband walked in and out of the home we once shared, making numerous trips as he packed and boxed up his belongs, carrying them out to his car. Leaving me and our life behind for good. Read More