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I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen by Cindy Matias
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story I wrote inspired by some of the things recently going on in my life and some of my thoughts. I recently had problems opening up to anyone and the whole situation was frustrating everyone. I talked to my doctor about it and she suggested therapy. That's where the whole idea of this story came from, even though I never got therapy myself. Enjoy.
Melody and the Pier to Forever: Book Two by Shawn Michel de Montaigne
Series: Melody and the Pier to Forever. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 182,710. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
The road to war lies ahead for the Saeire Insu--and for Melody, her mother, Yaeko, and Elizabeth. Forces both seen and unseen are coming together in a clash that will alter forever the destinies of two worlds. A great king readies his navy, while on the world known as Aquanus, a soul-sucking monster sends his overwhelming forces out to meet him. Life or death hangs in the balance.
Good Intentions by Aya Walksfar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,000. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Bev Ransom has a secret. Her family has a secret, too. When her father dies, Rene Lawson, Bev's employer, is there for Bev. Then one day, Bev goes to work and by evening Rene is dead. Strange people show up at Rene's funeral. It's easier to delve into the mystery surrounding Rene than to deal with her own secrets until she finds that no one is who they claim to be. Who can Bev trust?
The Black Place Inside by Troy McCombs
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
After a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?
Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Falling for a Kiss by Gene Clements
Series: Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
In the FlashbackX series, Tilly and Elmer, a Midwestern couple in their sixties, reminisce about their awkward but passionate high school romance. Elmer knew that tradition required him to kiss Tilly on the third date. He wanted to, but when he found her dressed as a vampire for the Halloween dance, his well rehearsed strategy took a scary turn. They're still laughing about it fifty years later.
Cheery Red by Alicia Thomas-Woolf
You set the price! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Jane doesn't remember. Jane doesn't know that she doesn't remember. She seldom talks, much less questions her life, a life with a boring half day job and an overbearing mother. But when she is forced to go on a blind date, questions make a surprise appearance... and her boring life is threatened with frightening answers. This is a short story.
After School by J.J. Francesco
Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes the Lessons Don’t End When the Dismissal Bell Rings! When Dayana Forbes finds her introverted classmate Caleb in the aftermath of a brutal attack by another student, her view of her school as a safe haven is left shattered in smears of blood.
Shaking the Tree by Keith R. Rees
Price: Free! Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Shaking the Tree is the comical, yet dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young boy, Nicholas Havens, who makes a life-long friend in a straight-talking African American laborer named Sooter, while growing up in the hard life of a rural farming community.
The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories by Ben Monopoli
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,440. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Ollie Wade navigates fifteen years of boys and heartache in this collection of short stories.
The Accidental Siren by Jake Vander Ark
Price: Free! Words: 86,800. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age(4.93 from 14 reviews)
Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The Accidental Siren is a twisted fairytale about young love, growing up, and the frightening potential of infinite beauty.
Something Like Winter by Jay Bell
Series: Something Like..., Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,570. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age(4.83 from 6 reviews)
When Tim meets recklessly brave Benjamin Bentley, a whole new world opens up to him—love, sex, warmth…home. Certain that society won’t understand what they have together, Tim struggles to protect their relationship. As his lies push Ben away, Tim learns that the greatest enemy can come from within. Something Like Winter is the companion novel to Something Like Summer.
Now They Call Me Gunner by Thom Whalen
Price: Free! Words: 90,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Coming of age(4.82 from 11 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.
Melody and the Pier to Forever: Book One by Shawn Michel de Montaigne
Series: Melody and the Pier to Forever. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 313,160. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age(4.80 from 10 reviews)
The Pier goes on ... forever. Epic battles at sea, an undead soul-eating villain, the unbreakable bonds of friendship and love, and the courageous heroes who are called upon to rescue a doomed world ... This is just a taste of what awaits you in the pages of the epic fantasy saga Melody and the Pier to Forever. [For young adults and up.]
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.
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.
Know Not Why: A Novel by Hannah Johnson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Coming of age(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?
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.)
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.
EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir) by Jess C Scott
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Jade Ashton is a sassy virgin. In her blog, she vents about "fitting in" a superficial world. Suddenly all logic flies out the window when she meets Novan: the former geek, who's morphed into a delicious songwriter-musician. EyeLeash captures self-discovery in the 2000s, and showcases the intricate drama in two youths' relentless search for themselves--and what's really in their hearts.