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The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity by Alex Kudera
Price: Free! Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by Gone Dog Press. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Andy does just enough to get by, sometimes less. Between hits from the bong, hallucinogenic shrooms, and eating dog food, Andy contemplates his friend’s suicide attempts, his final days of college assignments, and the importance of his education to his dismal-looking future. By his side are Macbeth-like witches, his meek roommate, and an eccentric professor. And, of course, a girl.
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 Monster by John Dodsworth
Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama(4.50 from 2 reviews)
At what point do the people we love become a burden? The Monster delves into this existential question through the eyes of a young girl as her family struggles to cope with her sick grandmother...
The Empathy Circuit by Samuel Clift
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The world can be a very strange and alienating place. Jen has known this all her life, and at last she may have found someone else who knows it too. But time is fleeting, as Jen is all too aware, and no matter how desperately she wants to prevent its passing, it seems she never can. Perhaps the answer lies within the grandfather clock…
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 » 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.
The House With No Electricity by Bill Russo
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Set in the years of great prosperity right after World War Two, here's the story of a boy who grew up dirt poor, in the only house in town without electricity. How he coped with multiple problems and embraced his austere upbringing is an inspiration to all.
The Day the Music Died by Gabe Gott
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sam, a college freshman, is taking a shower, getting ready for class, when he finds out about the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Pelican Smile by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 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
Fair Price by Laura Lond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This ebook contains two (unrelated) short stories: 1. "Fair Price" -- Young Kian has no memory of his parents, and his markings are different from those of other men in the tribe. Who is he? What mystery is concealed in his past? 2. "Writers Are Crazy And This Proves It" -- you'll have to read it to find out what it's about! :)
Taken by Bernard Fancher
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Epi Martin was an intelligent young girl on the cusp of becoming a mature woman. She enjoyed the nearly unquestioning trust of her mother and the devoted attention of Alfredo, the young man whom she loved and who in turn was entirely taken with her special charms. The future seemed safe and quite certain, until one day of irrevocable change. A short story. (May be unsuitable for some readers.)
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.
When Summer Lingers by Queen of Spades
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Coming of age(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Dahna is quite comfortable in her role as an outcast. Her favorite activities are painting her nails and hanging out on the beach. An observation by the quirky Carr leads to an endearing friendship between two unlikely people. Note: This short story was first featured in Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets by Durham Editing and E-books.
Tales From A Tiny Thai Table by Matthew Turner
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The night before the morning after. Can this small Thai restaurant be the setting to a monumental moment in four peoples lives? Each person has their own story and an entire life ahead of them. But is something about to happen that will change their lives forever? These four young twenty-something’s aren’t aware, but their futures hang in the balance.
Sacrifice - A Short Story by Kell Inkston
Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Luua of Toor is expecting a spectacular marriage with her one and only now that she's of age, until the Elder busts the news that she's actually the village's sacrifice.
"When Okay is Enough" by Tyrean Martinson
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban(3.00 from 1 review)
Nisa is having a bad enough day already when she runs into James. Should she help her old friend who doesn't talk to her anymore, or just walk away?
Spact Cadets: Graduation by Steven Jon Halasz
Series: Space Cadets. Price: Free! Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
The six friends whose first-year project at Space Academy resulted in a "breakthrough" are poised to graduate and enter one-year internships at various sites around the solar system. But the onslaught of families arriving for the celebration, anxieties over grades and internship appointments, and a recalcitrant AI, combine to create a commencement that no one will ever forget.