Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Helium Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
SHORT STORY A young man must face the first real tragedy in his life, the loss of his best friend.
An Awkward Moment in the Upper Ordovician
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Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Two minutes on a limestone Ozarks bluff, a lifetime of lingering questions.
The Story Trail
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the gallant world of ball gowns and society parties, a young woman questions her life. Does she really have to succumb to the pressure of expectation or can she soar free, achieving her dreams? An unexpected meeting rocks her world and she carries the effects of this through the passage of time.
The Concert (Texas Shorts)
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Series: Texas Shorts, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Free. Introduces the 6 grandchildren in most of my fiction. Part of an extended family. 2,584 story words. How do six related children, ages nine to "nearly" eighteen, do, on a short fun outing to an early evening outdoor concert along Austin Texas' Auditorium Shores along Lady Bird Lake? Fun and touching, for sure! Included in the "Texas Short Vol 1" AudioBook, available now.
Five Rows Back: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Melissa doesn't have friends. Her OCD and constant counting has made her an outcast in school. So, when she finds the man who forcefully took away her innocence, she seeks revenge the only way she knows how. Praise for "Five Rows Back" - Top 12 Finish, The Inlander Short Fiction Contest 2012, Theme: The End
Kool Brother Rat
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Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.
Amazed by her Grace, Book II
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Price: Free! Words: 117,440. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
For anyone who’s ever had a crush on a teacher comes the story of Tracy, a shy and abused teen from the projects who suddenly finds herself in a posh private school, and Grace, the revered and aloof coach who offers the girl a chance to join the school's inner circle of privileged athletes. What Tracy doesn't know about the beautiful Miss Grace is that not everything that glitters is gold.
Now They Call Me Gunner
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Price: Free! Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.80 from 10 reviews)
In the summer of '71, between high school and university, Phil takes a job as a short-order cook in his home town in upstate New York. When the waitress's ex-husband is murdered, the police suspect Randal, a Viet Nam vet who is the head cook. To help Randal prove his innocence, Phil is dragged into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs and drug dealers.
Coming to Astoria: An Immigrant's Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
(3.00 from 5 reviews)
Why do children growing up together in the same household turn out so completely different? How can a child raised in a family of twelve be so lonely? Coming to Astoria takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery which is humorous, entertaining, and educational. This is a fascinating human interest story filled with poignant memories about growing up alone in a large family.
A Song for Julia
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Series: Thompson Sisters, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 117,540. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father's career and dominating her family's life.When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.
dancer, zero
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Tatiana, the new girl, arrived in English IIIA amidst a murmur of expectation. We had already heard a beautiful "Russian princess" was coming to our own boring little neck of New Jersey, and her first impression on us was no disappointment... the SAT-cramming students of a high academic north New Jersey high school welcome a Russian exchange student; and lives are forever changed...
The Family Camp
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Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
A short story about a clever boy's childhood adventure; which was undertaken for the sole purpose of avoiding a long-time family tradition marking the boy's passage to manhood. What lengths will a young boy go in order to avoid tradition?
The Bed
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Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Short Story One man's journey through coming out, estrangement and forgiveness.
Uncle Remy's Whizz-Bang Circus
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Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lizzie couldn't be more thrilled that her Uncle Remy's coming for keeps to Callisto--and her parents couldn't be more reserved. As Lizzie drags her best friend Skif and her best dog Twinkie across the barrens to see the transport ship land, complex relationships between friends, family, and whole colonies raise questions that aren't easily answered, and spaces not easily filled.
Derrick's Got Sh!t Else To Do
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Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Derrick lands in Brazil with four months to burn. More interested in characters than culture, he seeks out the fringe element who lurk on the periphery of the backpacker scene. To each he fills a different void, leading Derrick to experiment with his identity, and wonder whether travel abroad can truly change who we are when the holiday ends.
Storms
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You set the price! Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A teenage murder. A dysfunctional middle-class family. And the ultimate tragedies that follow ...
Carlos Inside Out
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Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Heyapi Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Carlos was happy and imaginative before he met forbidding parameters drawn in the dark lead of a number-two hexagonally-shaped Ticonderoga pencil.
Big Rain Little Rain
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You set the price! Words: 33,880. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A coming of age story.
A Confession
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Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
There are many reasons for lying. Most of them bad ones. No, let me rephrase that: All of them bad ones.
She comes and goes
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You set the price! Words: 48,170. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A Britpop band manager remembers the highs and lows of his years in the music business ...