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

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

Nightmares & Reality by Cortney Joseph

I watched as my older brother and Arnold, his best friend, stood at the end of our driveway trying to convince a few girls to talk to them. Normally Maxwell had no problem getting a girl, but today Donisha and the twins, Carey and Mary, weren’t feeding into his game. “Come on D, you know… 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

Girl’s First Crush (*Snippet) | by Cortney Joseph

The following is an unedited snippet from a story I’m working on, for fun, in between the projects I plan to publish this year. Again, it’s unedited and most certainly lacks decent direction and detail, but I thought I’d share for the friend who encouraged me to write it. Also sharing just to share something… Read More