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Gulabi by Pankaj Suneja
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
The fictitious storyline revolving around two characters Monty (the psychotic part) and Virginia (the non psychotic part). The boundary between the two is permeable. Monty conjures up ‘Gulabi’, following his abrupt separation from his long time partner, while Virginia, having suffered from a personal loss sets out to follow her lifelong aspiration to travel the world.
Huntsman Returned by Andrew Michael Schwarz
Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Their ship crashed on a primitive planet inhabited by giant predatory cats and prehistoric hominids. The only ones who survived were housed in a portion of the ship that was built more securely: the nursery.
Shine Your Eye by Sharon Abimbola Salu
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?
Clara: A Short Story by Faith Cotter
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Catholic school kid Clara Cooper wants to go home. She has some unfinished business to attend to, and really needs God to give her attempt at truancy a bit of heavenly aid. When she fails to convince the nurses, the principal, and her mama that she is sick enough to leave school, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Falling for a Kiss by Gene Clements
Series: Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
In the FlashbackX series, Tilly and Elmer, a Midwestern couple in their sixties, reminisce about their awkward but passionate high school romance. Elmer knew that tradition required him to kiss Tilly on the third date. He wanted to, but when he found her dressed as a vampire for the Halloween dance, his well rehearsed strategy took a scary turn. They're still laughing about it fifty years later.
Four Stories by Matthew Wayne Selznick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The first short story collection from Matthew Wayne Selznick focuses on revelations of clarity and epiphanies of character in the face of emotional challenges. Also included are brief essays exploring the formative experiences and memories that inspired each short story, making this collection Matthew Wayne Selznick's most personal creative work to date.
Refuge by Violet Haze
Series: Evie. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,670. Language: American English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Stoked Publishing House. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Zee must remember who she is, and learn to deal with what life has handed her, as well as the consequences of the choices she's made.
Grasshopper by A.J. Norton
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Joe is an ordinary man, trying to hold onto some joy in a world that is coming apart. As a child, he learns the meaning of loss. Rather than accepting it, he learns to protect his memories; even at the expense of the life he is living. The emotionally evocative imagery draws the reader into the story; and paints a stark picture of a man willing to sacrifice his future to hold onto his past.
Summer of Frogs by Dawn White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
During a hot, lazy summer in Georgia, 16-year-old Trixie sorts through the complexity of her parents' marriage, jealousy towards her adorable kid sister, and ambivalence about the religion she inherited. From a generation before texting and social media, Trixie relies on her best friend and partner-in-mischief, her vivid imagination, and her love of nature. For Trixie, it is the summer of frogs.
The Black Place Inside by Troy McCombs
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
After a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories by Jeff Roulston
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Puppy Memoirs: The Life of Peanut Short Story Series by Matthew Snider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
All dogs wish to have a place in the world. One dog strives to learn his from day one. The story of PEANUT follows the fictional life of a German Shepherd, from his first memory until the very end. The first volume, fall in love with the Peanut as he learns the ropes of everyday life.
Candles by Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
Special Girl by K.B. Stevens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jerry's life takes a bizarre turn when he's dumped by his girlfriend and gets accosted by Betty, the curvy young woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. A humorous tale that readers have called, "Laugh out loud funny", "Heartbreaking", and "Ultimately satisfying." Note: this is the PG-13 version of "Special Girl Needs Sexing"
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue by Christy Summerland
Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
The Hockey Stalker: A Love Story by Lesley Krueger
Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A man with a fetish for women hockey players starts stalking a women's team -- and fixates on Janis Trevor. In this hilarious short story, Janis already faces man problems. Her husband has walked only a few months of marriage, and now she has a boyfriend who won't commit. As the troll-like stalker sticks to her like wet ice, Janis has to skate her way to freedom. Or maybe a commitment. Who knows?
Home Was Not So by Raja Sharma
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 75. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Classics
Manav did not know who Mahesh was so he looked questioningly at Sohail. Sensing his curiosity, Sohail said, “He is my mother’s husband. He is a good man.” Sohail began to look at the cars along the road. He was expecting Mahesh, his mother’s husband.
What Never Happened: An Observation by Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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.