Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Sentencing Day: A Novelette
By Brian Van Slyke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,570. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Art Ollomen is the perfect son, but that won't save him from prison. On the verge of his 18th birthday, Art is set to serve the minimum sentence anyone his age could hope for: one year. Not everyone is as fortunate as Art, though. His best friend, and notorious trouble maker, Cam is facing five years behind bars. And when Cam comes to Art to ask for help in escaping, it means risking everything.
The Rabbit Died
By Nicholas Lohr
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two young people spend a trying morning together on Easter Sunday.
What They Left Behind
By Danielle Greenhouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
What Never Happened: An Observation
By Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
An Education
By T. W. Fielding
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
At the training camp in the country Larry helps with the champ and his sparing partner, Big George..
I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen
By Cindy Matias
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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This is a short story I wrote inspired by some of the things recently going on in my life and some of my thoughts. I recently had problems opening up to anyone and the whole situation was frustrating everyone. I talked to my doctor about it and she suggested therapy. That's where the whole idea of this story came from, even though I never got therapy myself. Enjoy.
Pelican Smile
By Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive
Soil of the Heart
By A.M. Tisdale
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
James has never considered himself to be lucky. However, he soon discovers why his mother called him blessed.
Life of Cards
By Anthony Wrytt
Price: Free! Words: 25,990. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A young man named Anthony Holmes sacrifices everything for the lifestyle of his dreams only to find that his "perfect" life not only lacks any kind of joy or meaning but is also fragile and unstable like a tall house of cards. Can he find true happiness?
With My Own Eyes
By Amber St. Clare
Price: Free! Words: 22,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It may be the big city of Chicago but in it consists of two very different souls on different path in life. Tate Carson may just be a 12 year old kid but after one fateful glance on a cold January morning will change in the size of his world forever.
Snipe Hunting
By Gemma Drazin
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
George's new friends take him snipe hunting. Despite the late hour and the older boys harassment, George sticks with the journey, A journey that isn't what any of them expect.
The Garbage House
By Orrrin Styro
You set the price! Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Jake's a twenty-year-old drop-out living in his mother's hoarded house. Without ambition and surrounded by garbage, his future looks bleak. When his troubled, underage girlfriend becomes pregnant with his child, he sees it as a second chance. His dreams are dashed when Jezera wants an abortion, but he's not taking no for an answer...
A Semblance of Innocence
By Caye Collen
Series: Semblance, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,720. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Elise is a promising but lonely senior at Georgetown University when she suddenly finds herself broke. Desperate, she reluctantly sells herself. Though not to just anyone, but to the most beautiful man she's ever seen—a man who just might become the next president of the United States. And their relationship quickly develops from simple heart-stopping sex to something approaching love.
Treasure Hunter, Book Two of Dunsmuir Boy
By David Seed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,260. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013 by Western Grebe Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Having left Dunsmuir to attend college, Leif returns to visit his girlfriend. He reunites with his friends and they swim, hunt and reminisce. They recall a long-ago tale of a box of gold that was stolen and hidden in a granite fortress not far away. They set out one morning to find the gold and discover the fortress is much more willing to test their bodies and spirits than reward them.
Why I Document
By Hallett German
Series: Free Short Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
These two short stories are a thank you gift to the readers that support the author: This includes: * Why I Document -- A reader wants to know why a particular prolific author is so keen on getting out technical documents. He meets the author and learns about their motivation. * First Concert -- A chance encounter of two souls results in an impromptu musical outpouring of songs from the heart.
All The Other Boys, A Short Story
By Laura Rae Amos
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A kooky and hopeless young woman recounts the spectacularly awful rise and fall of her first real relationship. Spanning five years of earnest loyalty to this young man, she discovers the truth about sex, religion, life, and herself, interspersed with memories of all the other boys who stole her heart for a short time.
The Sound from Nowhere (a Vermont Short)
By Felipe Adan Lerma
Series: Vermont Shorts, Book 2 · Samantha (Sam) Mystery Suspense, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
6,399 Story Words. “The Sound from Nowhere” is my second Vermont short story, also featuring Sam (Samantha) telling the six cousins I feature in most of fiction, something about her growing up in Vermont. This sequence of stories is the result of a dramatic encounter in Austin Texas, where Sam met the six children, ages ten to eighteen, storied in “Dirty Sixth Street, Austin.”
I Can Do Anything
By Ron Aylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Connor Anthony Michael Holbook is an autistic twenty-four year old who, works stuffing envelopes for an Atlanta insurance company, knows all the Zip Codes used by the United States and its territories, is a tea connoisseur, loves to read, is searching for God, and is now writing a book to prove that he can do anything!
The Stepford Student
By Kenneth Kerns
Series: Mike Adams. Price: Free! Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When his best friend David abandons their weekly poker game, only to return reeking of swamp water and talking about changing careers, it is up to Mike Adams to find out what happened to him.
Afternoon Conversations with Uncle Toby
By Kehjrah Simone
Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
"I do wonder at times if I’m slowly on my way to some mental disaster because I talk to you like I do and believe almost unshakably that you can help me try to figure out a way to synchronize the dreams in my brain with the potential in my hands." Insanity, comfort, or both? Listen in on Afternoon Conversations with Uncle Toby.