“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

At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 3) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

“A long, a long time happening. I’ve been waiting, hoping, praying… and it finally happened.” – Tammi Terrell   She left him at a loss for words, entranced. A feeling building, one that he hadn’t felt for any woman in his life. Suddenly all that he’d thought was true and great love seemed subpar. “What’s… Read More

At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 2) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

“Honey, I found something. Yes, I’ve found something. All that I ever wanted, I found in you. Everything, everything about you makes me wish for the days gone by.”– Marvin Gaye   Wesley waited patiently, checking his watch every few seconds as he stood before the large French styled door. He knew that he couldn’t… Read More

At ‘First’ Sight (Pt. 1) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

“Lord, what a difference a day makes. Twenty-four little hours brings the sun and the flowers where there used to be rain.” – Tammi Terrell   Much to her aunt’s chagrin, Sadie spent the majority of the morning locked in her room. She would not accept apologies, would not open for her weekly doctor’s visit,… Read More

“Admirer’ by Cortney Joseph

I was just thinking about you. Kinda wondering if I danced in one of your thoughts, or two. Or maybe if you dreamed of me on at night, possibly a few. Thinking on how these knots in my stomach would twist if you knew… That I’ve loved you for life, indeed… I do. Hoping that… 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

Your Precious Love | #ThrowAwayWeek

He chuckled lightly, allowing his personal problems to dissipate for a moment as he focused his attention on his daughter. Though she would never say so, he knew he’d been doing poorly as of late, leaving her to fend for herself when he should have been holding himself together just for her, if for no one else. Read More