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Weekly Playlist : June 9-15, 2019

All genres of music have inspired my work as a writer over the years. I’d thought I’d provide a weekly look into the songs that inspire me on a daily basis.  

Things Change by Cortney Joseph

Standing in the center of their bedroom; walls painted white, adorned with varying objects and accents of colors to suit each personality; Maxwell and Joel stared in their full length mirror as they made funny faces, singing into their hairbrushes as Sheila E’s Glamorous Life blasted from their record player. Though five years separated them… Read More

Nightmares & Reality by Cortney Joseph

I watched as my older brother and Arnold, his best friend, stood at the end of our driveway trying to convince a few girls to talk to them. Normally Maxwell had no problem getting a girl, but today Donisha and the twins, Carey and Mary, weren’t feeding into his game. “Come on D, you know… Read More

Brokenhearted by Cortney Joseph

“Just ask the lonely; they know the hurt and pain of losing a love you can never regain.”     Onyx lay against tear stained pillows, stripped of all that made her. Heart, soul, pride, and self-worth; invested in a man hellbent on breaking her down to a shell of her former self. He had… Read More

Weekly Playlist : June 2-8, 2019

All genres of music have inspired my work as a writer over the years. I’d thought I’d provide a weekly look into the songs that inspire me on a daily basis.  

“G.I.T.” by Cortney Joseph

You can go through your days, moping and hoping for your luck to change. Or you can get up and make it happen. Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s so easy to get lost when it seems you’re losing. You gotta grab it by the reigns, get it together, keep it moving.

Weekly Playlist : May 26 – June 1, 2019

All genres of music have inspired my work as a writer over the years. I’d thought I’d provide a weekly look into the songs that inspire me on a daily basis.    

Situations | Part 2 – Tyler | by Cortney Joseph

Originally intended to be a full novel & collaboration between myself and my good friend Yo’Lana Crocket, the following features an intro & one full chapter I completed before we cancelled the project. The character of Tyler was created by me, while the character of Kodi (who you met in Part 1 of this) was… Read More

Situations | Part 1 – Kodi | by Yo’Lana Crocket

Originally intended to be a full novel & collaboration between myself and my good friend Yo’Lana Crocket, the following features an intro & one full chapter she completed before we cancelled the project. The character of Kodi was created by Yo’Lana, while the character of Tyler (who you’ll meet in Part 2 of this) was… Read More