Situations | Part 1 – Kodi | by Yo’Lana Crocket

Originally intended to be a full novel & collaboration between myself and my good friend Yo’Lana Crocket, the following features an intro & one full chapter she completed before we cancelled the project. The character of Kodi was created by Yo’Lana, while the character of Tyler (who you’ll meet in Part 2 of this) was… Read More

Wedding Day Drama by Cortney Joseph

September 3rd, 2013 | 7 p.m. __________   “Yes! I said it! MY DAUGHTER IS TOO GOOD FOR YOUR SON! And I know that she will live to regret this day! She didn’t even want this day to happen!” Adrian dropped and shook his head at the sound of his father-in-law’s voice. “You REALLY think… Read More

Castle Of Sand | by Cortney Joseph

It was heavy on his mind, wouldn’t allow him to rest or find the peace that seemed to find his wife with ease. Looking at the digital clock on his nightstand, a despondent look fell upon his gentle face as he read ‘3:12 a.m.’. It was becoming like clockwork, made him wonder why he’d even… Read More

A Family, Broken | by Cortney Joseph

November 1987   Being held up by her sons as they all stood under a large tent, Norma rocked very slowly from side to side with her short frame causing her to look diminutive compared to the young men she’d birthed and raised. Her eyes were closed and she was praying silently, asking for that… Read More

Welcome Home |by Cortney Joseph

Staring out the window aimlessly as her taxi cruised past numerous rundown buildings and barely surviving businesses she’d spent most of her childhood running in and out of; Akemi Davidson took a deep breath as she resigned herself to the fact that she’d done the one thing she swore she never would. She’d returned home;… Read More

The Spirit | by Cortney Joseph

The following is part of an incomplete short story I was writing for Christmas 2018. I got a bit discouraged during the process and gave up on the story. However, I thought I’d share it since it was, thankfully, still sitting in my Google Docs. Who knows, maybe I’ll come back around to it for… Read More

One To Grow On (Extended) by Cortney Joseph

The lights shone a bit brighter than they had previous nights, flashing about the arena as screams of joy and excitement filled the space. Bodies lifted from their seats, jumping up and down as fresh New Jack beats kicked off, the band giving no less than a hundred percent. The second hour of an extended… 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