A Meeting In Secret (‘Batiste’ Novel Snippet) by Cortney Joseph

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…

“Dreams Of You” by Cortney Joseph

We were beneath the tree beside our house. Me in my little pink corvette, you in your yellow prowler.   We were talking big smack, passing licks and clowning around. Racing each other up and down the street until the sun went down.   Then you stood, and you smiled. Your hands rose, you began…

“It’s Been” by Cortney Joseph

I find it hard to put into words the changes I've felt come over me.   It's been scary, but amazing. It's been stressful, but empowering.   It's been bubbling within my mind and soul, pushing a stronger and wiser woman to the top.   It's been calming. It's been peaceful.   It's been God.

“At First Sight” by Cortney Joseph

That morning I saw the sunrise in your eyes. Beautiful shades of pink and gold, representing love and hope. Followed by a smile bright enough to light the sky with infinite hope. Arms of bliss waiting to wrap around me, for a lifetime of happiness and joy.