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Anybody's Dog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Sometimes we don't fully understand a friendship until long after it is over. This short story posthumously explores such a relationship between a boy and a unique dog, but it could be about any friendship with an unusual or peculiar being.
Anna-Belinda
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Anna and Belinda are twins, one seemingly more beautiful and talented than the other. Belinda considers herself the other and lives in the shadow of her sister. At times she worships her, at others despises her. After Anna leaves, Belinda has to find a way to get on with her own life, even if the cost is sacrificing her memories of Anna.
Punahou BLues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Punahou Carnival Haunted House)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This chapter was not included in the original PUNAHOU BLUES book because the publisher felt it cut against the loner persona of the main character. We disagree. It helps round out his character by showing him constructing friendships while building and designing the Haunted House for the school carnival.
This One Belongs to the Reds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
The Draft
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Short story about the end of a 1960s childhood in Massachusetts
The Apple Sniper: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
This short story by award-winning writer Eric M. Witchey explores the relationship between the village and the aspiring warrior. It is one of a dozen or so short stories the author affectionately calls "The Neighborhood Stories" because of their loose relationship to the neighborhood in which he was raised.
Our Time Together
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
While sitting at his father's deathbed, a man reminisces about a hunting trip that he had taken with his dad, and hero, many years before. It is then he comes to understand just how meaningful that hunting trip really was. Our Time Together is also a part of the mainstream collection Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories.
The Saddle of Private Lucius Gray: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When young Harley Richardson discovers a dug-up grave, he realizes his family has been keeping secrets from him. If he doesn't uncover the truth, those family secrets will trap him, too.
Compass Rose
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You set the price! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
This is a prequel story for an upcoming series of novellas that I'll be writing. Standing up against bullies was nothing new to Rose. As a transgendered teen, she'd stood up to enough of it in her own life. This time though it had dangerous, almost deadly consequences. Given the power to level the playing field, she must decide on the best direction to go.
Christopher's Crummy Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Eleven-year-old Christopher always spends Christmas alone. This year, he’s going to change that. This year, he’s going to make his parents stay home. Everyone tells him he’ll ruin Christmas, but he doesn’t care. He wants a good Christmas, and he’ll do anything to get it. Includes the complete bonus story, "Boz."
Movement: A Short Story about Autism in the Future
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
This story was nominated for the 2011 Hugo and Nebula awards. When her concerned parents investigate a neurological treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah must decide who she really is -- and who she wishes to become. Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
The Tent
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young photographer gets a glimpse of an unfamiliar world. 1900 words
Momma Said Never Date Bi-Polar Alcoholic Divorcees
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Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Urban post-postmodern poems from the avant-pop, avant-porn school of iconoclast literature...
Short Story - Marble City Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
National Award-Winning short story in which Whispering Jack tells how Riddles O'Reilly took him on an Irish Mystery Tour.
When We Escape- A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: 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."
Oil On Troubled Waters
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Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Communication becomes so hard in the teenage years. Families can fall apart over misunderstandings. If only we could all learn to listen to each other.
Picking Blueberries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A powerfully evocative portrait of an alternative community in the early 1970s, told with a child's-eye simplicity by a young resident. Short fiction from an author whose work has been described by World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer as "Rapacious, intelligent and witty".
The Winds Of Change
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
With a significant birthday looming, Mary finds the courage to leave the past behind and seek her own fulfilment.
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.
Kleenex Wonder Girl
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Gelastic Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Michael carries a secret torch for the girl of his dreams. A cruel joke at her expense provokes him to violence. That impetuous act surprises no one more than Michael, and threatens to destroy his relationships with friends and family. Worse, it exposes his feelings for her to the one person he most fears discovering the truth--