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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.
I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen by Cindy Matias
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
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. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
Still Air by Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ben Easton's bringing his new son and girlfriend halfway around the world to meet his father and his father's new girlfriend. Naturally Ben's half-crazed mother is going to crash the party. A New Zealand literary story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Fog".
The Penguin Encounter by Darroll Ross Finn
Price: Free! Words: 4,690. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » History » American
A young man, grown old. A lovely girl, long gone. The lingering ghost of a forgotten mass murder. An immutable artifact of violence. A tangle of black comedies, lost in translation.
Snipe Hunting by Gemma Drazin
Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Chardonian Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(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.
Dorothy Before the Twister by Pat Sewell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A coming-of-age story about a girl who is growing up in the predominant company of adults during the Dust Bowl period.