Finding Faith (A Novella) – Intro

Intro : No ‘Good’ In Goodbye   _______   The cloud on which she rested comfortably dissipated without warning. Like the world crumbling at her feet, Faith Porter felt herself falling face first. Time stopped, freezing on a moment she’d never forget no matter how hard she tried. Her chest rose and fell, words only… Read More

“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

Silly Wasn’t I by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Gloria stood still, feet planted firmly though she willed herself to run away. The sight before her was one she couldn’t believe, one she didn’t want to believe. Ha, Ha, Ha echoed loudly in her head, the chorus of her friends and family laughing behind her back. They had to know, they’d surely tried to warn her… Read More

Take A Little Trip (Alternate Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

He could hear heavy footsteps and excessive rummaging happening in close proximity. A door slamming, light objects being tossed around as profane words flew about without care of an audience. The peace Jude sought after giving all of himself to thousands had been disturbed, his chance for a bit of rest before his next show… Read More

Things Change by Cortney Joseph

Standing in the center of their bedroom; walls painted white, adorned with varying objects and accents of colors to suit each personality; Maxwell and Joel stared in their full length mirror as they made funny faces, singing into their hairbrushes as Sheila E’s Glamorous Life blasted from their record player. Though five years separated them… Read More

Situations | Part 2 – Tyler | by Cortney Joseph

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 I completed before we cancelled the project. The character of Tyler was created by me, while the character of Kodi (who you met in Part 1 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

Runaway Bride |by Cortney Joseph

She stood, staring blankly as the world began to close in on her. The bright colors chosen began to blend, and then all she could see was grey. A shadow of gloom overtook the moment. Varying scents of perfume wafting through the room became unbearable, tears welling and threatening to spill from the ducts of… Read More