Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Kev, The Butterfly
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Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Not all boys become men. Flash Fiction: 992 words.
Proud Americans
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
The story of two brothers. One who went to war, and the other who stayed home. Chris Reinhart spent his childhood protecting his little brother from bullies, but when Brian joins the Marines, Chris learns that he has to let his brother go and find himself, even if that means letting him go to war. Sacrifice isn't just paid by the soldiers on the battlefield.
Jack Baron
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Price: Free! Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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.
Walking That Short Distance, Childhood Enlightenment in the '50s
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Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
I wrote this short story (1987) for a class in creative writing at the University of Colorado. It is the most autobiographical story I've ever told. It's sort of a compilation of events from my own life with some alterations of family composition. I know it's difficult to believe, but I've known kids who were even more naive at eleven than I was. How things have changed in sixty years.
Posted, Haiku – Tanka
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Price: $9.49 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
Thoughtful, prose style haiku and tanka with photos
Paper Ghosts
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Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: 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.
Hello, Emptiness
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Series: Diamonds, #8. Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
The sound of breaking glass wakes Colin and brings him downstairs, where he discovers a boy called Joe. Then the boy begins telling the story of what has brought him there that night, and Colin realises how much he has in common with the painfully lost young man and how sometimes we can find help from the least likely person in the least likely of circumstances.
Dear Bette Davis
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Bette Davis ruined my life. Well, Bette Davis and Howard Hawk's 'The Big Sleep'. This is the story of my childhood.
I Was A Teenage Stowbilly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Although these essays are set in the author's hometown of Stow, Ohio, they could just as easily be from anyone's childhood hometown of legend and lore. If you remember tetherball, dodge ball, endless hallways, thought-provoking lunch food and other things from schooldays, you'll enjoy this sample collection from Michael Pollick. The entire collection, "A Very Stowbilly Sampler" is also available.
ПО ТУ СТОРОНУ КУКУРУЗНОГО ПОЛЯ
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: Russian. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Двум неразлучным подругам родом из одного детства суждено встретиться двадцать лет спустя после того, как они расстались в ранней юности. Автор, одна из подруг, летит на западный край Америки с надеждой встретиться вновь со своим счастливым детством. Она еще не знает, что потеря и горькое разочарование ожидают ее на другом конце далекого материка.
A Fish Story of Larry, Pops and Me
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Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A short story about a boy dealing with the death of his grandfather.
Love, Mark
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
It's a 1970s summer on a lake in Northern Michigan. A young girl and her sister plan a forbidden salvage operation to rescue valuables from the family's sunken boat. What they discover is a secret that could change their lives forever. Excerpted from Diane Dunning's short-story collection "One Short Year," "Love, Mark" is a tale of daring and heartache.
The Red Fox Bible
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Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is the summer of 1969—the year mankind first set foot on the moon. "The Red Fox Bible" chronicles twelve year old Bobbie's journey into the baptismal waters of a Southern Baptist Church as he struggles with his own beliefs about evolution.
Midnight Burgers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
On the 25th anniversary of Midnight Burgers (a local, family-owned diner), the power goes out. The customers inside respond in different ways to transform into a collective memorable night.
The Red Chair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A short story of young teenage girl coping with making a huge decision in her life with the help of a most unusual friend. And her Dad learning about his Daughter as she goes through this journey.
Seeing Scarlet Volume One: Passages of Youth
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Series: Seeing Scarlet, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
(Character ages: 8-12) Three short stories about coming of age: "Waves", "Winter's Garden" and "Fishing for Kisses". Were you ever a tomboy? Did you wish you could change your position in the family? Did you have your heart broken at early age by your best friend? Then you can relate to Scarlet. Escape to Narragansett, Rhode Island and enjoy some fresh new shorts, this summer!
Kicking Stones
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
A man returns to his old neighborhood and relives memories of the weeks following his mother's death when he was 13.
One In Ten Thousand
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The average person meets 10,000 people in a lifetime. At a crime scene, grizzled crime reporter Dave Simmons accidentally reunites with the only woman he's ever loved, who saved his life one night before disappearing. Now in a position to save her life, Dave tries to seize the moment and tell her she's his one in 10,000. But time has changed them both, making a happy ending elusive.
The Day The Music Died
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Every generation has its voice. For troubled teen Grace Hoppe, it is a pop star Chad Carter-Stefano. When her idol dies tragically, Grace struggles to find hope. When her idol appears to her in a dream, Grace is convinced she needs to share his one last message with the world.
A Quick Guide to Cecilia
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Series: A Quick Guide, Book 2 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 130. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The novel “Cecilia” by Frances Burney is subtitled “Memoirs of an Heiress.” It was first published in the year 1782. The story of the novel is set in 1779.