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Five Rows Back: A Short Story by Dan Kolbet
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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
Smoke Damage by Patti Sherry-Crews
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Smoke Damage is a work of narrative nonfiction whose heroine, a young mother raising children in a post-9/11 world, recounts growing up in circumstances where all that was stable and familiar change drastically, but in ways closer to home. When one parent retreats into chronic illness and alcoholism, the other takes on a secret lifestyle, leaving the narrator to cope with issues beyond her age
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.
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.
The English Refugee: The Day It Happened Here by Jonathan Pidduck
Price: Free! Words: 65,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What if the refugee crisis happened here? What if we were the refugees? Jack, an eight year old boy is forced to flee abroad with his family when his home town is bombed. But to get there, he must first overcome hunger and thirst, rioters and scavengers, a French government unsympathetic to the plight of asylum-seekers, and the sharp end of the invading Russian army.
The Butterfly Effect by Scott Semegran
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
A father watches his daughters lovingly care for a squirmy gang of caterpillars. When they morph into butterflies, the girls witness the true meaning of life... unfortunately. A short story by Scott Semegran.
Drums: a Novel by Brad Henderson
Price: Free! Words: 58,150. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Told from a drummer's point of view, Drums: a Novel chronicles a small-time 80s rock band's run at making it big-time. The story moves from San Luis Obispo to Lake Tahoe, where the band chases the ultimate gig. Drums celebrates those musicians who achieve commercial success, as well as the 99.99% who give it their all, only to fall short from attaining mega record deals and glitz-glam fame.
Nocturne, Son of the Night by AJ Cooper
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,070. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 by Realms of Varda. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic(4.00 from 1 review)
Nocturne is an outsider. He sees humans as more than bloodmeals - something not well respected in Druen society. One winter night, his compassion gets the best of him when he kills his neighbor to save a human slave. Forced to flee his village and everything he's ever known, he begins a world-spanning journey in pursuit of his true home.
The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity by Alex Kudera
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,630. 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.
Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
Series: Full Throttle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 96,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor(4.00 from 1 review)
When 15-year-old Cody gets shipped off to live with his uncle, Race, he's sure he'll be in for the same disappointment and abuse he's gotten from every other adult in his life. The last thing he expects is for Race and his speedway buddies to become the family he's always longed for. But can Cody get a handle on his super-charged temper before it messes up his last chance to get his life on track?
Emerging Legacy: A Story of the Wolverine's Daughter by Doranna Durgin
Series: The Wolverine's Daughter, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » General(4.00 from 1 review)
Award-winning author Doranna Durgin has over 49 novels and stories. Emerging Legacy is a story featuring the Wolverine's Daughter, in which the slavers who capture Kelyn's youthful hunting pack also threaten her village, which depends on the meat and trade pelts the pack brings in. But except for Kelyn, the pack is drugged…and Kelyn's nickname is Kelyn the Clumsy.
The Sword, the Book, and the Bone by Greg Jones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,600. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
A historical adventure novel about a young man's discovery of Excalibur and the identity of the historical King Arthur. Tripp Shepard inherits three antiquities which he must discover and return to their rightful place in a monastery in a distant land. Arthur buffs will delight in the novel's highly detailed historical reconstruction of the real King Arthur.
The Testament of Judith Barton by Wendy Powers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
Imagine the cinematic masterpiece Vertigo retold by its tragic heroine.
Growing up Wired by David Wallace Fleming
Price: $3.46 USD. Words: 71,160. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire(4.00 from 1 review)
How will romantic relationships withstand technology's offer of instant gratification? Growing up Wired - technology's dirty secrets - questioned and challenged.
Ryerson by Rob Duder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
David Emerson's life is shattered when his father is stricken with a fatal stroke. He returns to the small town where he grew up and reunites with his two childhood best friends and the first girl he ever loved. Now, as he reminisces growing up in the sixties, David will have a life changing experience, face his fears, reconnect lost relationships, and find himself in the place he grew up.
Light Tower Power by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Sports, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
Amazed by her Grace, Book III by Janet Walker
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 95,960. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 1 review)
APRIL 2015 EDITION! For any teacher who’s ever had a student pet comes the story of Grace, the admired P.E. teacher and coach whose wall of fascinating aloofness and privacy begins to fall when she meets the shy, disarming, gifted student athlete Tracy. What the beautiful Miss Grace doesn't want Tracy to find out is that not everything that glitters in Grace's life is gold.