“3 a.m. & Heartbreak” by Cortney Joseph

The thought of you leaves a taste in my mouth so bitter when I dare to speak your name. Yet, sweet memories of time passed leave my confused heart aching to see you come running at my call. I wish I could hate you with all the strength I’ve been gaining to be free of… Read More

Work In Progress, #1 (An Update)

So, I’ve finally reminded myself that I’ve been doing a little too much playing around. And by ‘playing around’, I mean not putting my talent to use. Doubting myself entirely too much. And just being plain old LAZY. I’ve been telling myself that I have to stop using these sad and depressed moods of mine… Read More

SPEAKING IT INTO EXISTENCE.

I’ve seen this strategy work for SO many but have always felt that my luck wasn’t set up that well. Well, I’ve been trying to remind myself that my extreme penchant for self-doubting and holding negative feelings and ideals (regarding my art/work) doesn’t exactly help me or my luck. After all; what’s meant for me… Read More

I Need To Get Back Into It.

A few years ago, I wanted to work on my nervousness/shyness as well as an extreme stuttering that suddenly hits me whenever I am forced/put into any public speaking situation. Being a poet, I figured that eventually it would only make sense for me to veer into YouTube with videos of my own. I began… Read More

Old Woman.

So, I turned 29 on the 31st of August. Let’s just say that while I’m not actually OLD like I always claim I am; my body and the bones in it certainly feel like I’ve been around since 1938 rather than 1990. It’s all falling apart!   No, but seriously, I dreaded my birthday just… Read More

What’s Next? Publishing Again!

So, my #ShortStoryAugust challenge came to a bit of an abrupt end a few days ago, but I wasn’t certain if I was completely done. No, I’m not going to try and make up and post for the missing days or try to finish out the month. With work and other things occurring, I simply… Read More

That Kind Of ‘Friend’ by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

If someone had asked me what the final straw was; I’m not certain that I’d be able to pinpoint it. Four years worth of a friendship, more than half of that time spent with frustration building over instances and occurrences that seemed insignificant to others. Or, maybe I’d finally reached that age where there wasn’t… Read More

New On Campus (II) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Connecting with his only friend, Thomas Marlowe felt a sense of relief that he wasn’t the only Valor College student to make the ‘experimental’ switch to Glendale. While he was more than eager to join a college full of beautiful women, he wasn’t too thrilled at the thought of navigating new surroundings without at least… Read More

As If We Never Met by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

The world beneath my window was a motion filled blur, my emotions ran high and my sense had long been absent before I even got to this moment. My tears, fresh and warm, fell in heavy streams, hitting the floor just in front of my bare feet. Only the wall behind me was offering the… Read More