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…

Can We Talk by Cortney Joseph

Sitting on the swing on her front porch, Paige was lost in the novel she was reading. Unlike most teens her age, most teens in her school and neighborhood, she preferred getting lost in made up worlds. It was a welcomed distraction from the fact that, even at sixteen, she wasn’t the type of girl…

A Thousand Miles Away by Cortney Joseph

Carl finally got his chance to use the payphone, smiling and waving as one of his war buddies passed by. Quickly digging a dime from his pocket, he deposited it and dialed home, hoping to be patched through just as fast. It’d been months since he’d heard from the loves of his life, and it…