“Dear Sandy…” by Cortney Joseph

It's when I'm all alone, on quiet nights with nothing more than the thoughts and memories of moments past of all the times I wished would last long past forever all faded and distant like the stars I count one by one with hopes of spotting your soul and smile dancing between them, glimmers of…

“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…

One Year In And It Feels Like…

... my whole world is still crumbling and falling around me. I could ramble off the titles of a million and one songs, and all will be applicable to what life for 365 days without my little brother has felt like. Each day is supposed to get better, easier; but truthfully, you're just waking up…

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

Plans Cancelled.

Well, I thought that by now I'd be writing again, and overjoyed and filled with excitement for all of the wonderful things I had planned to share during my Short Story August challenge.   That's out the window. I don't know, I just haven't been able to get my ideas and thoughts out. If I'm…

“A Bottle A Day” by Cortney Joseph

A bottle a day keeps the heartache away, Or so I thought I heard someone say.   Each sip reopens freshly healed wounds, drowning out good memories, clouding my mind with the pain of what will never be. Each sip leaves me clamoring for the return of a life now gone, stammering over sorrow filled…