Little Girl, Big Dreams by Cortney Joseph

Running down the hallways of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, Victoria Howell was literally fighting with time. Not only did she have less than two minutes to make it to the guidance office to do something for herself, she had less than forty to make it home safely with her younger sister. “Out of… Read More

Who Am I? by Cortney Joseph

Joelle Richardson stood straight; her hands placed firmly at her hips as she eyed herself in the full-length mirror that adorned her closet door. The reflection staring back was one she disliked. An unfulfilled, fearful girl. Angered thoughts danced around in her head as she silently picked herself apart, wondering what she should change next.… Read More

My Sister’s Keeper by Cortney Joseph

I’ll stay and watch you grow, yes I will! I’ll raise you by myself, a one woman show. You make life worth singing a song; with you right here with me, I’ll have the strength to go on. Thanks for my child; you brought me so much joy, this bundle of love. Thanks for my… 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

Brokenhearted by Cortney Joseph

“Just ask the lonely; they know the hurt and pain of losing a love you can never regain.”     Onyx lay against tear stained pillows, stripped of all that made her. Heart, soul, pride, and self-worth; invested in a man hellbent on breaking her down to a shell of her former self. He had… 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

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

A Life To Remember : Prologue by Cortney Joseph

The following is the opening to a novel I intended to complete this year. I don’t believe I will continue, so I thought I’d share the prologue here. I hope that you enjoy.   ______________________   July 2016 –   Blowing up dust as she drove down the desolate dirt roads, Sullivan Parker tapped her… Read More

A Taste Of Honey : Prologue by Cortney Joseph

The following is the opening to a novel I intended to complete this year. I don’t believe I will continue, so I thought I’d share the prologue here. I hope that you enjoy.   ______________________   2017, Los Angeles, California : Lights dimmed and silence fell over the Dunn-McNeil Auditorium. Thousands of seats filled with… Read More

Anais by Cortney Joseph

Glasses clanked continuously as rugged and husky voices clashed with one another, offering an angry noise Anais had only wished she could silence. Kidnapped, trapped in an abandoned and run down cabin in the middle of wooded lands that hadn’t been inhabited by human beings for decades; cold, afraid, and running out of time. Tables… Read More