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