Mama Don’t Preach (Intro) by Cortney Joseph #ShortStoryAugust

It seemed Marcella’s teen aged son was purposefully ignoring her latest rant, his eyes and full attention given to the house across the street, and this angered her even more. She’s spent her entire day shouting and repeating herself to numerous individuals who constantly showed they held no respect for her, and the last thing… 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

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

Fly Girl by Cortney Joseph [Novel Snippet]

The following is a snippet/intro for my upcoming novel, Fly Girl. Please feel free to share your thoughts/opinions, as I am in the editing stages and looking for any and all feedback as I work to piece together the final version.   _______________   Prelude: Interview With Broken Idols   2010:   “Major success. At… Read More