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Grown Fast and Hard
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Western
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.
De Thuiskomst van Kris Custers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,110. Language: Dutch. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
'Het was het jaar dat iedereen werk vond, zelfs Nancy en ik hadden een baan.' Dit is het verhaal van Veerle Custers, 17 jaar. Wanneer haar broer, Kris, na anderhalf jaar gevangenis vrijkomt, willen zijn ouders hem niet meer zien. Veerle is te jong om voor zichzelf te zorgen, toch ontfermt ze zich over hem.
the Conversation
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Summer 1967, in "The Sticks" — the rural backwater of Reedville, Arkansas. On one bright summer morning, in 1967, when five year old Deborah Yvonne Davis spent the day with her beloved grandmother, she unknowingly embedded the sweet essence of this special woman within her consciousness. And she would not forget her nor the “gifts” her beloved Gram D’Lena (Grandma Magdalena) gave her, ever.
Jack Baron
Price: Free! Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In this nostalgic romance short story, a teenager growing up in a small town in the late 60's is introduced to love with the tomboy he's grown up with and a bond with a neighborhood tough soon to be drafted. With his life twisting in directions he never saw coming, he finally unlocks a mystery that will forever change his life and leave him with a choice that he may always regret.
King Jimmy
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction)
Sisters
Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
At 16, Charlotte Jefferson was an illiterate runaway. Rescued by a stranger, she was placed in an orphanage run by nuns, where she worked in the kitchen. At 18, she joined the convent. A few years later, against her wishes, the community elected her to be its mother superior. As the decades pass, Charlotte goes to extraordinary lengths to care for the aging members of her community.
Where We Are: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story of friends, shoplifting, beer, and one very long night in a new town.
The End of the Circus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Boy meets girl after dark, at the conclusion of the circus... for a rendezvous both bitter and sweet.
Aurius
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,260. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010 by Brain Lag. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What starts as a young man's adventure of a lifetime soon becomes the most humbling experience he's ever had. Fighting for his very life, fighting fate, trying to grasp the foreign aspects of a strangely familiar land, and taking on a quest that will affect the entire world are just the beginning. And as months pass, he starts to long for something he never expected--home.
The Art of Letting Go
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
For eighteen years, Camille has watched her son, Michael, grow up and has loved him more than anyone else. Now, when Michael joins the army, she must learn to let him go, even if it hurts.
Paper Ghosts
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
There are stories of love, stories of loss. Stories you wouldn't think are real, and yet they are, of course they are, because the people who lived them are here to tell them. Stories of letting go, stories of moving on. Stories of second chances. Stories of people looking for something.Ghost stories, caught on paper to be real.
Letter to Jenny
Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
A belated letter to a best friend.
A conversation with God-Unlocking the Truth
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
“You are a soul & Your Father is Supreme Soul. Now He has come on Earth-To destroy this old age & to lay the foundation of a new Golden age.”  
In Our Midst
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stanton, Indiana, in 1990, is a town in which people love their kids, joke with their mayor, attend church, and support the Wood Carving Festival. But, one boy is growing up with a secret that he unknowingly shares with another son of the community, a soldier in the Korean War who died the day he came home.
Fall Leaves and the Black Dragon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,760. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.45 from 11 reviews)
Liam’s formative years were far from normal. When he was six, there was a huge fire that involved his childhood friend. This horrific past won’t leave him alone. Literally. Demons want him dead. Voices beckon to him in the night. To try and end this nightmare life, this dark coming of age journey reveals a truth more horrifying than the huge fire Liam lived through as a child.
Momma Said Never Date Bi-Polar Alcoholic Divorcees
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general
Urban post-postmodern poems from the avant-pop, avant-porn school of iconoclast literature...
The Tent
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A young photographer gets a glimpse of an unfamiliar world. 1900 words
Cursed
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Long before 'That 70's Show', there was the 70's. And the kids living then were no different from those living now. Lighter on technology, perhaps, as Facebook was a phone in a bedroom and the internet was a thousand books at the library. But the age-old need to be known and belong was the same; a battle fought amidst pimples and peer pressure. Some seemed to sail above it all. Or so we thought.
Shine Your Eye
Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Seni's older brother, Dele meets an attractive young woman on campus. Her name is Veronica. As Seni becomes acquainted with more details of Veronica, she believes that this woman is not who Dele thinks she is. Will her stubborn brother take his sister's advice or learn the hard way that a woman's intuition is often right?
When We Escape- A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"I'm getting married and I'm only nineteen. Oh, and by the way, I'm pregnant." These are the thoughts of MiKayla as she awaits the final moments until she has to say "I do." She's frightened about what the future could possibly hold, and is wondering if it's too late to back out and say "I don't."