A Meeting In Secret (‘Batiste’ Novel Snippet)

At a fabric shop in town, Genevieve Batiste looked around sparingly as she tried to find the fabrics she wanted for a much lower price. Her search seemed hopeless. Holding on to the pendant she wore, she kissed at it for better luck. “Afternoon, Genny.” Stopping just as she was about to walk down the…

Reminiscing On Days Gone By (by Cortney Joseph)

The following is a continuation of A Family, Broken. Enjoy! ______ December 1988 :  Sitting on the back deck her husband had built with his own hands, in his favorite chair, Norma Dunn sighed deeply as memories of their life together replayed in her mind. A gentle breeze flowed around her, blowing strands of her…

After The Show (an FG Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

She's back! & With a short story/snippet to boot. I just wanted to make a quick note before I share the following short. Yesterday marked the FOUR year anniversary of MyPenWritesNice and I can't thank those of you who have been here since then, are still here, and have just joined for coming along with…

My Journey.

It's approaching twenty-one years, and I can still remember the first person to tell me I had the gift of writing. Or, some semblance of that gift. I had just entered the seventh grade. I attended a school that included grades K-12 and there was the intense excitement of graduating middle school and crossing the…

Project Announcement.

So, as mentioned before, I am participating in NaNoWriMo2020. My great attempt at getting back into my writing and pushing myself back into pursuing my dreams. Naturally, I began my planning with the idea that some great idea and topic would come to be. However, the only thing that seems to interest me at the…

#NaNoWriMo2020 & Other Thoughts.

So, it's been a while... again. I still haven't been myself and in the past ten months it's been a lot harder to get back into my writing than I anticipated. There had once been a time when I turned to my writing as a way of coping through sad times in my life, and…

“Wishing” (Audio) by Cortney Joseph

A few years ago, in an attempt to get over the great dislike I have for my own voice (I still hate my voice because it's too manly for my liking), and before making numerous attempts to get over my camera shyness by jumping on camera; I began doing voice recordings of my poetry. It…

3:30 am

It's been months of sleepless days and nights, and the tears still fall in the darkness and light. I wander and wonder what life is now, to go on without you, still don't know how. Cortney Joseph

“Darkness” by Cortney Joseph

lying in the dark, at hours past midnight i feel lost, alone. afraid.   try as I might, i can't stop myself from falling prey, trapped with the demons. they're in my head.   overwhelming worries, they overpower my faith, and I stumble as tears blind me, as strength evades, chaos ensues.