Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Flesh & Blood
By Jerry McKinney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Jessie had no idea that there would be a lot of "taking care" in the next few months. When neighbors show up on the farm dazed and bloody, Jessie and his Pa do their best to help their friends, but soon find that there is no way to help those that are already dead.
Fair Price
By Laura Lond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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! :)
The Tent
By Michael C. Boxall
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young photographer gets a glimpse of an unfamiliar world. 1900 words
Slocomb's Pond
By James Hampton
Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 3 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.
Shadows in the Darkness
By R. B. Baxter
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Jake goes fishing with his father and some friends, things don't turn out quite the way he thought they might.
Lonesome Serenity
By Hannah Mo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
I am alone. Or am I? Surely no one has felt this alone. Surely no one has lived my pain. If only you could understand my sick muse like I do. Yet maybe if I show this small piece, you too can feel it. Tell me, am I alone?
Seeing Scarlet Volume One: Passages of Youth
By Eileen Slovak
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
(Character ages: 8-12) Three short stories about coming of age: "Waves", "Winter's Garden" and "Fishing for Kisses". Were you ever a tomboy? Did you wish you could change your position in the family? Did you have your heart broken at early age by your best friend? Then you can relate to Scarlet. Escape to Narragansett, Rhode Island and enjoy some fresh new shorts, this summer!
Abused - A Daughter's Story
By L.L. Bartlett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(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.
The Road to Goodbye
By R.E. Cruz Caceres
Price: Free! Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
If Diego Hidalgo closes his eyes and thinks he can remember his life before it all changed. Diego is 18 years old and about to leave the old neighborhood. But before he does, he needs to find a way out. The Road to Goodbye is the story of Diego's plan and the obstacles that conspire to keep him in the barrio forever.
Black Diamond
By David Davis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by New Summerfield Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texas boy in the 1950's learns about beginnings, endings, and the wheel of life at an old man's Black Diamond watermelon stand. This story earned a prize from Writer's Digest.
Letter to Jenny
By Celessa Dietzel
Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
A belated letter to a best friend.
Assumptions
By Charles Gerard Timm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
"You live in the neighborhood, you die in the neighborhood." Well, Susan has other plans. To make it out; to make her dream come true. Only she’ll have to do it in secret. And when she meets a kind stranger in the woods, she thinks she's found her way. But has she? Or does this stranger have other plans for her? Plans for a lifestyle she'll have to keep secret or risk losing her family forever?
The Right Kind of Perfect
By Danielle Nicole Bienvenu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fifteen year old Tessa Smithers has anything but the perfect life and things only get worse once she is accused of being a bird killer. Suddenly the entire town has turned upside down and the only thing they can agree on is she's guilty. Has everyone lost their mind or is it just her? Bienvenu writes a sensational teenage comedy that will leave you laughing until you cry.
King Jimmy
By Sue Verrochi
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction)
Kitchi's Courage
By Sheryl Silberman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kitchi, a fledgling osprey, is afraid of the water and therefore, cannot fish for himself. An inspirational story about finding courage through appreciation of joy and beauty, family bonds, and understanding of the life force in us all.
Movement: A Short Story about Autism in the Future
By Nancy Fulda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
This story has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards. When her concerned parents investigate a neurological treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah must decide who she really is -- and who she wishes to become. Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
The Quarry
By Don Shogren
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Forty years ago, forty feet in the air, a quandary ... and a good friend.
Where We Are: A Short Story
By Richard A. Sanchez
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story of friends, shoplifting, beer, and one very long night in a new town.
The Way to Nowhere
By Nicholas Alfonso Diaz
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
After his grandfather passed away, fearing he has lost the only person who cared about him, young Raymond attempts to traverse North to find his grandfather's soul.
My Bahamian Girl
By Georgann Gibson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
An eighth grader falls for a mysterious green eyed Bahamian girl, while vacationing with his family on a cruise ship. The only problem? She has a slightly strange hobby: voodoo. Ted absolves to rid himself of her “love spell”, and learns a few things about growing up and becoming a man.