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Mannequin: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Lynne's dad often takes her shopping with him at a high-end men's boutique. Lynne likes to sit at the feet of the mannequin in the window and dream of what he'd be like if he were real. One day, a stranger walks in. For Lynne, nothing will be the same ever again.
Slow to Grow
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Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Laced with self deprecating humor and laced with a healthy dose of pathos, the novel, Slow to Grow, follows Lloyd Kulligan as he matures (slowly) over the course of 25 years from a lonely sex starved teenager to a middle aged married man (and still sex starved.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
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Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis
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Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina.
One Day in Summer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
Aran is a time-traveller who keeps returning to the same place and time over and over again, dragging his best friend, Navaya, with him. Navaya is getting jaded by the constant trips to the same place, and she has a secret to protect.
The Last Summer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A nostalgic look at a high school summer romance from the point of view of an abused young man, whose upbringing prevents him from expressing his true feelings to the young girl he loves with all his heart. A painful, touching story of what happens to us when all we know is abuse and neglect.
Know Not Why: A Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Howie gets a job at a hokey arts ‘n crafts store to meet girls. Instead, he meets Arthur. Sure, Arthur is smart and charming and has distractingly magnificent eyelashes, but there’s no getting away from one troublesome fact: he’s a dude. And Howie, who’s spent the past twenty-two years being strictly unexceptional, isn’t about to shake up his whole (mediocre) existence now. ... Right?
Robert's Ride
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,910. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Born in a small town in rural Georgia, Robert is placed in a foster home after being orphaned at five. After too long, he is finally one of the lucky ones. He struggles to make sure his new adoptive mother likes him and wants to keep him, in spite of the fact that she really has no idea what to do with a child. Robert desperately tries to figure out to read her and please her. Can it work out?
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.
Falling (Bits and Pieces, Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 125,100. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
How would the course of your life change if someone new sat next to you? Meet Liz. She’s sixteen, the daughter of immigrant parents, doesn’t fit in at home and hides in plain sight in school. She’s an outsider until she’s rescued by an unlikely friendship that changes her life.
The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women, and a Life-Changing Day on a River
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.15 from 13 reviews)
When Amanda's mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt. She loses faith in the world, especially when her loving grandmother is diagnosed with cancer. Amanda struggles to find answers, and then on the banks of the Junction River she, along with Shana, her adopted dog, and Vernon, a grieving alcoholic, experience an unexpected, terrifying event that helps her learn to forgive.
A Chicken in the Outhouse
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Opp, Alabama, in 1937, was a boring place in the summer for a ten year old boy. Opp was short for Opportunity, a sad contradiction for a town that never developed beyond a series of small farms and ranches. But it was fertile ground for a kid with imagination and time on his hands, and young Billy Stacy had an abundance of both. And it would soon land him in trouble.
Snow Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.00 from 1 review)
Making one yourself is just a trifle harder than it looks... Approximately 300 words.
Bewitching Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
Small Town Glory
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Price: Free! Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
With a video camera in his hand and the haunting images in his head of a friend being pulled from an icy river, Eli sets off to film a documentary and, in the process, unearths harrowing truths about life in a small town.
Brewskies for the Horses
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Price: Free! Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A warm and funny coming of age story about a young woman and her love for horses. April has spent her life with the best of everything but her world is turned upside down. What April finds is her place in the world and the ability to do what she enjoys.
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"My dad owns a rubber chicken factory." With this zany first line, readers are launched on a surprisingly poignant coming-of-age journey. Part buddy story, part road trip adventure, and part ruminations on the difference between love and infatuation, Carter offers up a vivid portrait of a young man who blunders into a thousand-mile quest to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels.
Abused - A Daughter's Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Emily Miller knew her life was about to change forever the day her mother said, "I'm pregnant." She'd hear those words again and again--and with every pregnancy Emily's father changed from bad to worse. For years the Miller family suffered through his rages. It took a terrible loss for the family to regroup, and all the love Emily can muster to save her siblings.
Taken Back
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Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Taken Back" is a short story from the perspective of a young man who suddenly finds himself drafted into the Vietnam War. He finds himself struggling to come to terms with his fears and discovering what "home" really is.
Harajuku (+)
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Price: Free! Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ritchie Ufuo, recent graduate of a Pennsylvania university, moves to Tokyo where he runs into the champagne-and-cocaine Soren Soutern. The louche, high-spending, high-octane group of Japan expats introduce a new world to him, but at what cost and to what outcome? Japan around the turn of the century, with ecstasy and cocaine flowing, and the future apparently limitless...