Late Night Vulnerability

So, so much has been happening and it's taken a bit of a toll on my creativity. Mainly working and overworking at my 9-5 has been taking up so much of my time but also, lately, there's been this lingering feeling. I don't know if it's sadness, dread, stress, or what, but it's been very…

“Untitled (5/25/21)” by Cortney Joseph

You’re still gone, And I’m left to spend my days wondering when you’ll be home. And the nights tick on by, I’m lost and alone. It’s when I miss you the most. You’re still gone, And the clouds have gone gray, flowers no longer bloom. And the space I made for you is just an…

Welcome “Home”, Addison by Cortney Joseph

The following is the second chapter of a novel I wrote titled "Web Of Lies", a teen tale set in the late 90s/early 2000s that focused on the excitement and fun as well as the drama and dangers that came along with the BOOM of the internet when it truly exploded (as well as other…

She Has Returned (from If You Stay) by Cortney Joseph

The following is the first character introduction chapter from my new Wattpad novel, If You Stay. You can read the story, as it is shared via my wattpad account. ______________________________ Standing in the middle of her childhood bedroom, Maliyah Williams could only stare in silence in all that changed and all that hadn't in the…

Then & Now by Cortney Joseph

Summer 1994. Stepping out of my limo, I removed my shades and took in my surroundings. Breathing in the air, smiling as older folks passed by and waving to those I grew up around. “Oh my God…” I turned my head, licking my lips as a group of women began to scream, running towards me.…

Back In The Day by Cortney Joseph

Visiting from New York, and somewhat glad to be back with her friends and brother, Shane sat on the stoop of their old apartment building and leaned against Victory’s shoulder. He playfully nudged her a few times before finally giving up. “I wish you would get that big ass head off of my shoulder. It’s…

Learn The Hard Way by Cortney Joseph

Pulling his jacket off, Carlos walked into the bedroom he shared with Deana. To see her wide awake and moving around wasn’t a total surprise. Their son was now three and a half and he was at that stage where he often had nightmares, most that made it difficult for him to fall back into…