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Midnight Baseball by Bob Pajich
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2013 by Mendicant Bookworks. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Brilliantly showcasing one of the lone, remaining adolescent rites-of-passage -- a boy's first beer -- "Midnight Baseball" chronicles a fathers-and-sons fishing trip that quickly devolves into cards and drunken revelry. Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Bob Pajich.
Intersections: A Convoluted Romance by Dan Pelton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,820. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
When two five-year-olds -- Richard and Wanda -- square off on the sidewalk, little do they know that they have both taken the first step on their roads of life. Wanda's road winds through the squalid world of cheap sensuality and the sex industry; Richard's passes through the sleazy realm of corporate politics. Both these roads are destined to intersect and eventually merge.
Scared of My Own Shadow by Dan Beatty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,860. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Lowell Hyde battles many obstacles in his young life: a brain injury, debilitating fears, loneliness—but most of all, extreme survivor guilt. It should have been him, not his mother, who died on the day of his birth. Lowell knows this… And his father won’t let him forget. Despite all this, Lowell is determined to create a lasting legacy that honors his beloved mother.
Romantic History by Michael Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 164,800. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Paul Siebert is a reporter, a shy, depressive Vietnam veteran. Maggie Ryan is a wild child, a rape victim, a musician, an armed robber. When they meet at a halfway house in Seattle in 1971, they are clearly wrong for each other. Yet whatever connects them -- call it love, call it obsession -- is enough to threaten their settled lives and marriages 35 years later.
Fate, Friendship and Grace by Vernon Coxwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
A fictional journey that is truly an American adventure story. Unlikely friends challenged through fate discover personal faith. A romantic coming of age story that reminds us of the lasting value of friendship and our enduring search for grace.
Ratting on Russo by Alan Venable
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,590. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013 by One Monkey Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Of all the early boomers coming of age in sooty 1950s Pittsburgh, whose reverence was greater for Jimmy Doolittle and the 1950 Studebaker than that of Martin Badger? But whose bodily parts more rebellious? Whose 8th grade peers more annoying? Whose accordion more out of tune? Misdeeds more delinquent? Romances more blundered? Whose long odds worse--I mean, apart from Russo?
The Glow by Dan Bryan
Price: Free! Words: 25,030. Language: American English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
It's 2004 in America and Quentin Ross does not elect to visit Chile with his new girlfriend for spring break. Instead he finds himself criss-crossing the country with his roommate and with fellow travelers of various persuasions. However, it is through Olivia Dupree that Quentin might wonder about the narrowness of his own perspective in this novella with picaresque and coming-of-age elements.
Come Rain or Shine (Shine On Series, Book Three) by Allison J. Jewell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,350. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
The Shine On Series: Shine On Rise & Shine Come Rain or Shine Emmie Talbot is mostly a quintessential good girl. Brave, Southern, and Kind. An ex-moonshiner (really, this time). And in love with Silas McDowell.
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: 182,430. 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.
Invisible Me by Debbi Mack
Price: Free! Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Military brat and albino, Portia Maddox, 13, has always been an outsider. When the uber-popular Denise Laughton seeks her help in exchange for an invite to Denise’s birthday party, Portia jumps at the offer. However, Portia must spy on Randy, Denise’s boyfriend, to see if he's cheating. Portia’s spying unearths many hard truths. As a result, Portia must make the hard choices for the good of all.
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.
Circuits of the Wind (Volume 1) by Michael Stutz
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Confiteor Media. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Volume 1 of Circuits of the Wind, an ambitious literary coming-of-age novel in three volumes, follows a young Raymond from his '70s childhood to the home computers and bulletin boards of the '80s, where he leads a double life as a wanderer of the wires. But when even his virtual best friend unplugs, Raymond might have to leave it, too—because isn't real life supposed to be offline?
The Accidental Siren by Jake Vander Ark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,870. 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.