Dracula’s Fear by Cortney Joseph

Perhaps it were a last attempt at rebellion, his last attempt at being ‘bad’, at hurting those close to him. It used to come with such ease. Everything in his after-life came with ease before Princess Aveena of Ethiopia stormed into his life like fog and mist on All Hallows’ Eve. Read More

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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. Read More

Blinded | #ThrowAwayWeek

I needed a miracle. I needed this amazing and blind faith my mother always spoke of to present itself before I lost my nerve and broke down even further than I’d already been dragged. I needed to believe that even now, having lived through hell on Earth, life hadn’t dealt me my worst hand yet. Read More

Tramp | #ThrowAwayWeek

A crowd of folks, screaming and carrying on as if something major was happening. Getting closer, she caught sight of the cause of the commotion, a local celebrity with no shame over the sudden attention he was garnering from people who hadn’t had a kind word to say about him a day in his young life. He most certainly took no issue over the young and slightly older women of the neighborhood fawning over him. Chaz Hemphill smiled devilishly, licking his lips as he looked down at a girl that had dogged him since elementary school, taking full advantage of all his recent good fortune had bought him. Read More

Sparrow | #ThrowAwayWeek

Sparrow stood up, slowly walking towards her. Only a few inches taller, his slim yet muscular frame easily engulfed Antoinette, offering the sense of protection she always missed. And at the same time, she hated the way his touch felt, how she melted into his arms with ease. Read More

Rules Of Engagement | #ThrowAwayWeek

A chilly September afternoon brought about an added amount of stress that Leal Hardesty didn’t need in her life. She’d been running back and forth, on little to no sleep, for well over two weeks and all she wanted was a small break from the mishaps that only seemed to occur to her. Read More

Batiste | #ThrowAwayWeek

Without another moment of hesitation, the young man nodded, thanking Celestine as he stumbled out of his seat and walked off, the gris-gris clutched closely to his chest. She kissed her teeth, groaning as she sat back in the seat that no longer felt comfortable beneath her large bottom. Read More

New Horizons | #ThrowAwayWeek

In less than a year, he’d sprung tall like a bean stalk, just over six feet tall and towering over his siblings and parents. Despite his best efforts to gain weight, and muscles, he remained slim in size. Sighing, he leaned close to the mirror just to see how bad his latest bout of acne was. Read More

So The Myth Goes [“Prayer Lake” Intro] by Cortney Joseph

The villagers watched on with a mixture of relief and fear flowing around them. Before long, the fire had engulfed the large, plantation style home that had been owned by the great Rideau family. One of the last of their descendants, burned with it. Read More

The Big Day by Cortney Joseph

Isaiah took a deep breath, looking towards the aisle where the love of his life would be walking towards him. As nervous and scared as he’d always been to get married, he couldn’t wait to call Nina his wife. He’d known since they day he first met her that they’d get to this moment, and now that it had come, he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of their lives together, to continue growing together. Read More