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

#ShortStoryAugust Spotlight : @MO0N_CH1LD

Hey! So, if you have been reading the stories I’ve been posting these past few days, and you’ve been enjoying them; then have I got a treat for you all. A friend of mine has tapped into the challenge with a story of her own, and I am so excited to share! “Broken Pieces” begins… Read More

Dallas Down by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Knocking on his sister’s bedroom door twice, Dakota sighed and waited. He knocked once more, listening for her soft voice. And when Dallas said nothing, he announced himself. “Dallas, it’s Kota, I’m coming in.” He got no response. Cautiously, he opened the door and peeked his head in. Though they were used to one another… Read More

Project-Lenny (Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Leonard Thomas; the man of the hour, the man responsible for what was turning out to be one of the hottest entertainment parties of the year walked around his spacious home in complete host mode. He stopped to shake hands, hug, and speak with each of the guests that made his night of celebration possible,… Read More

Ain’t No Sunshine by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

I woke from the ‘dreams’ that plagued me nightly, drenched in wetness that I could never be certain was sweat or tears. Hitched breathing became heavy panting, heaving, and I could feel my body crumbling at the realization that would forever hit like a ton of bricks. It was like clock work, a pain driven… Read More

New On Campus (Untitled Novel Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Excited and mousey chatter found it’s way throughout the main entrance of Glendale College as young women anxiously awaited the arrival of fresh faces and masculine bodies. Most had spent all of their formative years in an array of schools for girls, and the joyous news of cohabitation with the opposite sex spread like wildfire. … Read More

Home Again by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

It had been a long and stressed filled night, fears of her plan failing as she gathered her belongings and cradled a precious being in her arms. There was no time to second guess, no time to look back or over her shoulders as she fled from what had long felt like captivity. Beads 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

Wedding Bell Blues by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

Shaking in her heels, Nadine Turner gave a weak smile as she looped one arm through her father’s. He grinned from ear to ear, glancing at his pride and joy every so often with all the love his heart held. “Ready?” Her manicured fingers trembled as they interlocked, gripping her bouquet tightly. Counting to ten… Read More