Finding My Way [Intro/Snippet] by Cortney Joseph

1995 ushered itself in with Winter’s frost and chill, jump-starting the worst year of Kaiya Clarke’s life. Filled to the max with unyielding stress and heartbreak, she often found herself wondering when time and the world around her would begin again. Morning skies were as dark as night, gray clouds loomed overhead the few seconds she… Read More

NaNoWriMo 2018, Day 1 Check In.

I must admit, I’m a bit disappointed in my start to this year’s #NaNoWriMo. Typically, I set a goal of 1500 words and push myself to exceed well beyond that. I feel most confident when I’ve cranked out anywhere from 3k-4k words (5k if I’m feeling extra wordy) on the very first day, with the… Read More

Tramp | #ThrowAwayWeek

A crowd of folks, screaming and carrying on as if something major was happening. Getting closer, she caught sight of the cause of the commotion, a local celebrity with no shame over the sudden attention he was garnering from people who hadn’t had a kind word to say about him a day in his young life. He most certainly took no issue over the young and slightly older women of the neighborhood fawning over him. Chaz Hemphill smiled devilishly, licking his lips as he looked down at a girl that had dogged him since elementary school, taking full advantage of all his recent good fortune had bought him. Read More

Black Pearl (by Cortney Joseph)

He paused for a moment, trying to find the right words. “It’s different for different people. What it should be; your heart, and the way you treat people. Your personality and your attitude. Beauty on the outside is nice, but it’s not what matters the most.” Read More

Greatest X [Part 1] (by Cortney Joseph)

“And God, she missed it. She was mad at herself for missing it. She instantly found herself wondering if anything else about him had changed. Was he still a professional ball player in the MLB? Was he still goofy and carefree? Was he still mad at the way she’d treated him that last time they’d seen one another.” Read More