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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.
Sugar Town
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Price: Free! Words: 218,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A family is decimated in the aftermath of a terrible crime and no voice is raised in protest. Can a town that prides itself on its sense of community survive without the promise of justice? In Sugar Town, a teen-aged girl, an epileptic boy, an alcoholic murderer and a spirit-seeking outsider, drawn together by a curiously enabling piece of space debris, show the way to redemption.
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.
Spacecraft
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Price: Free! Words: 76,690. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This is not a book -it’s a scam. It’s the story of Nick, a seventeen year old weed-smoking, acid-eating, suburban nihilist dropout who accidentally stumbles across an idea that is truly revolutionary. In this text you will find arguments against art, money, sobriety, religion, education, and the rule of law.
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.
Life So Perfect
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Price: Free! Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Maddie kissed Joe's cheek and whispered, "Steven’s not crazy Joe, he’s damaged. He’s hurt and broken, like everyone in this place. We're all broken, but never ever ruined.”
Robert's Ride
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Born in a small town in rural Georgia, Robert is placed in a foster home after being orphaned at five. After too long, he is finally one of the lucky ones. He struggles to make sure his new adoptive mother likes him and wants to keep him, in spite of the fact that she really has no idea what to do with a child. Robert desperately tries to figure out to read her and please her. Can it work out?
Know Not Why: A Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
Lost in Me
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Series: Here and Now, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When an injury leaves Hanna Thompson without her last year of memories, her life seems perfect—right down to an engagement ring from Max Hallowell, her life-long crush. Does she have the life she always wanted or is it a façade propped up by secrets she doesn’t know she has? She needs answers, but the only person who has them is Nate Crane, the sexy rocker who wants her for himself.
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.
Slow to Grow
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Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Laced with self deprecating humor and laced with a healthy dose of pathos, the novel, Slow to Grow, follows Lloyd Kulligan as he matures (slowly) over the course of 25 years from a lonely sex starved teenager to a middle aged married man (and still sex starved.
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.
Ripple: Young Adult Version
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Price: Free! Words: 121,490. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures. Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting to strike.
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.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
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Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
"My dad owns a rubber chicken factory." With this zany first line, readers are launched on a surprisingly poignant coming-of-age journey. Part buddy story, part road trip adventure, and part ruminations on the difference between love and infatuation, Carter offers up a vivid portrait of a young man who blunders into a thousand-mile quest to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels.
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.