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There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories by Jeff Roulston
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » 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.
Elder Sister by Hiranya Borah
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Anuradha felt, she and all her guests who came to attend their first marriage anniversary, are too small in stature compared to Madhuri, the deceased P. She imagined all her guests on that day were nothing but some ants who came to suck some sugar which was thrown on the floor of the venue by a great lady, Madhuri.
Slocomb's Pond by James Hampton
Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Slocomb's Pond has a bad reputation. Some people have returned from it with tales of hideous creatures living beneath its placid waters. Others have not returned at all. This is the story of four boys who, one winter night, decide to tempt Fate at Slocomb's Pond, and who are caught most unaware when Fate takes them up on their wager.
Don't Tell. by Lani Wendt Young
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Short Story. A brutally honest portrayal of what happens when Susanna - a young girl in Samoa - is sexually abused and everyone she turns to for help fails her. Again and again. A powerful and moving story that highlights a cruelly common problem facing many young people in Samoa today.
Abused - A Daughter's Story by L.L. Bartlett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse(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.
My favorite sin: Alternate Version 1 by Mirvan Ereon
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Coming of age
for Sandalphon The first kiss is always the sweetest. And the most sinful? In case you are wondering who is that yummy guy in the photo, that is MEEEEE! =P yes, it's unbelievable but a young gay Filipino writer as sexy as that really exists =P
Sacrifices by AM Kirkby
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Coming of age
In the Etruscan city of Cisra, the boy Karkana sacrifices his prize possession to help a prisoner of war. But the true implications of his act won't be felt till years later.
Taken Back by Eric Fahey
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » 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.
the Conversation by Gene Cartwright
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
Summer 1967, in "The Sticks" — the rural backwater of Reedville, Arkansas. On one bright summer morning, in 1967, when five year old Deborah Yvonne Davis spent the day with her beloved grandmother, she unknowingly embedded the sweet essence of this special woman within her consciousness. And she would not forget her nor the “gifts” her beloved Gram D’Lena (Grandma Magdalena) gave her, ever.
Liqueur de la Succession by Jim Schumacher
You set the price! Words: 85,900. Language: French. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Que feriez-vous si on vous retirait de votre famille, si on détruisait vos rêves et vous ôtait votre paix? L'accepteriez-vous, ou voudriez-vous vous venger? Pour Fioréat, la réponse est facile: il ne s'arrêtera pas avant que celle qui est responsable de son malheur n'ait payé.
Aurius by Catherine Fitzsimmons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,240. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010 by Brain Lag. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
What starts as a young man's adventure of a lifetime soon becomes the most humbling experience he's ever had. Fighting for his very life, fighting fate, trying to grasp the foreign aspects of a strangely familiar land, and taking on a quest that will affect the entire world are just the beginning. And as months pass, he starts to long for something he never expected--home.
Grown Fast and Hard by James Calore
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Western
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.
King Jimmy by Sue Verrochi
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction)
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens: A Novel by Scott William Carter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
"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.
Sisters by Meredith Rae Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
At 16, Charlotte Jefferson was an illiterate runaway. Rescued by a stranger, she was placed in an orphanage run by nuns, where she worked in the kitchen. At 18, she joined the convent. A few years later, against her wishes, the community elected her to be its mother superior. As the decades pass, Charlotte goes to extraordinary lengths to care for the aging members of her community.
The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament by Randy Kadish
Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 12 reviews)
Erik is proud that his father is a great fly caster, but then an unexpected outcome of a casting tournament leaves Erik questioning what once seemed to be only a sport. Years later, these questions deepen when Erik’s ideals are crushed by war. He struggles with his demons, until a discovery leads him to new meanings of fly casting. Through their prism, Erik sees the world in a forgiving light.
Del by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Del, a young city gardener, must rely on a simple good nature to deal with thorns botanical and human. By the author of The Mighty Roman and the short story "Lawrence."
The Hands of God by Gerald M. Weinberg
Series: Women of Power, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age(4.63 from 8 reviews)
How Would You Live If You Lost Your Hands? Could you feed yourself? Clean yourself? What about opening a door? How would you dress yourself, or tie your shoes? Would everyone you ever loved consider you a freak? A monster? Pamela Ruka knows the answers to these questions, and more. When she was six years old, she lost her hands in the accident that claimed her mother’s life.
Paper Ghosts by Vanessa Deroo
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » 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.