Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

The Salt Hollows
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Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
My parents divorced. I don't live with my father. I live with my mother and Henry, who likes it when I call him "dad". One summer, my dad visited me secretly. When my mother and Henry found out, they were angry. Then the snow came. I'll never forget that night. Sometimes, people do things—do them out of love—that scrape away their insides, leaving them as nothing but painful containers of salt.
Repeat And Coda
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Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by The Bearthology. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Does music always bring harmony, or dissonance? Allie Drain's story follows one student's struggle against her own expectations.
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.
A Perfect Mess
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Series: A Perfect Secret, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.
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.
Ripple: Young Adult Version
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Price: Free! Words: 121,490. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures. Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting to strike.
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
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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.
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.
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.
Therapeutic Window
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Price: Free! Words: 112,300. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A story about a medical family that spans the years from the 1950s to the present. Written from the viewpoint of a son, we witness his and his sibling's life changes as they grapple with the generation gap between themselves and their over bearing father. Other themes explored are romantic and family love, extramarital relationships, medical ethics and hierarchical work relationships.
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.
Crazy Boy: Marvey's Monkeys
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Price: Free! Words: 10,170. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Brilliant, angry Dee is wealthy Rialto’s demon child, a fallen angel still surprisingly walking the earth at 18—this despite a mother who connives for his destruction and a school that treats him as an escaped Ebola virus. One bright morning Dee is again betrayed, and his years of abuse, addiction and psychosis become a chisel of cold white rage that metes out an exquisite revenge on his betrayer.
For Love of Words
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Price: Free! Words: 78,110. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Alison is 35 years old, working on a second masters degree, and directionless. Procrastinating on her thesis, she stumbles upon a small bookshop on the edge of her small Pennsylvania hometown. Inside an atmosphere awaits that will alter the course of her life - challenging her, changing her, bringing her love she never thought she would know.
The Offer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A young boy on the cusp of adolescence is conflicted when suddenly propositioned by the young girl he has a crush on. He quickly discovers an uncomfortable truth that has soured the young girl's attitude towards the opposite sex, one that drives him to make an offer of his own, hoping to make a difference in her life.
Final Education - A Novel of Empires Both Vapid and Grand
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Price: Free! Words: 174,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Chosen to partake in an unknown government initiative, Cawdor High's graduating students are quick to find their old rivalries playing out on a scale grander than any one of them could have imagined. Given control of fourteen ancient civilisations within an immense virtual world, the group must engage their foes and protect their allies through leveraging all the powers of human history.
The Petting Zoo
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Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The eleven–year–old son of newly–separated parents spends the day with his folks. First published in Many Mountains Moving.
Decadence
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Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: Italian. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Mia sorella Miyabi era scomparsa dopo una delle tante liti con mio padre. Sono uscito di casa correndo per strada in canottiera e slip, era buio pesto, dopo qualche centinaio di metri mi sono fermato accanto ad un lampione. Avevo l’affanno, mi guardavo intorno alla ricerca di Miyabi, ma non c’era nessuno, solo cartacce, lattine e altra spazzatura.Ho abbassato gli occhi e ho visto i miei piedi nudi