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Convenient Love
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Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(1.75 from 4 reviews)
Penny works in her father's store while she studies business part-time. She alternates between fantasizing about co-worker Shawn Moore. and planning her escape. Shawn works to support his disabled mother. He refuses to look closely at Penny because she deserves better. When Penny's grandmother has a stroke, her escape plans are postponed. Can Shawn give Penny a reason to stay?
The Great Shark Hunt
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
As if battling a fifteen-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Northern California wasn't enough, Jack McClure must fend off his marine biologist friend who is hitting on the girl of his dreams. Will Jack find his voice in time to land the shark and the girl?
Hacker School Trilogy
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Series: cyberhug.me ยท Hacktivism, Speculative Fiction Stories, Post-Apocalyptic Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(1.00 from 1 review)
The revised edition of Hacker School, now a trilogy with the addition of two new stories. ~ In a dystopian world, who will decide the future of mankind? "Your life is a burning match. Ignite a bonfire." - Allan R. Wallace
Raisinheart
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Price: Free! Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway?
The Bed
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Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Short Story One man's journey through coming out, estrangement and forgiveness.
The Jensens
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A young girl finds an inspiring book at a garage sale where an older man is selling the things of his recently deceased wife. A short story.
Jesse's Girl
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Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.
The Butterfly Effect
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Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A father watches his daughters lovingly care for a squirmy gang of caterpillars. When they morph into butterflies, the girls witness the true meaning of life... unfortunately. A short story by Scott Semegran.
This Totally Scary True Story About When My Aunt Died
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Price: Free! Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this short story, Sonia, 12 years old, travels by herself from the US, where she resides, to Chile to spend her summer vacation (it's winter in Chile, though) with her grandparents. She's looking forward to having a great time, but is confronted with the stark reality that one of her aunts is dying.
Lawrence
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Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A simple youth takes a stand for animals and gays. Note: Jon began writing the novelization of this tale in December, 2012 and is 70,000 words into the project, i.e., 85 - 90% through a first draft, as of October 5, 2013.
The Last Summer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A nostalgic look at a high school summer romance from the point of view of an abused young man, whose upbringing prevents him from expressing his true feelings to the young girl he loves with all his heart. A painful, touching story of what happens to us when all we know is abuse and neglect.
The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women, and a Life-Changing Day on a River
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.15 from 13 reviews)
When Amanda's mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt. She loses faith in the world, especially when her loving grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. Amanda struggles to find answers, and then on the banks of the Junction River she, along with Shana, her adopted dog, and Vernon, a grieving alcoholic, experience an unexpected, terrifying event that helps her learn to forgive.
Mannequin: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Lynne's dad often takes her shopping with him at a high-end men's boutique. Lynne likes to sit at the feet of the mannequin in the window and dream of what he'd be like if he were real. One day, a stranger walks in. For Lynne, nothing will be the same ever again.
One Day in Summer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
Aran is a time-traveller who keeps returning to the same place and time over and over again, dragging his best friend, Navaya, with him. Navaya is getting jaded by the constant trips to the same place, and she has a secret to protect.
The Story Trail
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the gallant world of ball gowns and society parties, a young woman questions her life. Does she really have to succumb to the pressure of expectation or can she soar free, achieving her dreams? An unexpected meeting rocks her world and she carries the effects of this through the passage of time.
Bewitching Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
Snow Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.00 from 1 review)
Making one yourself is just a trifle harder than it looks... Approximately 300 words.
Brewskies for the Horses
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Price: Free! Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A warm and funny coming of age story about a young woman and her love for horses. April has spent her life with the best of everything but her world is turned upside down. What April finds is her place in the world and the ability to do what she enjoys.
A Chicken in the Outhouse
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Opp, Alabama, in 1937, was a boring place in the summer for a ten year old boy. Opp was short for Opportunity, a sad contradiction for a town that never developed beyond a series of small farms and ranches. But it was fertile ground for a kid with imagination and time on his hands, and young Billy Stacy had an abundance of both.
Taken Back
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Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Taken Back" is a short story from the perspective of a young man who suddenly finds himself drafted into the Vietnam War. He finds himself struggling to come to terms with his fears and discovering what "home" really is.