Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

Turnabout
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Icy Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Is turnabout fair play? Growing up, Steve was Stella's best friend, until Trish came along.
Saffron
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by CyberWitch Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Marion Churchman, code name SAFFRON, is an assassin employed by the vengeance goddess Nemesis. She may have been trained by an elite academy and rubbed elbows with immortals for five years, but it’s not her dream job. Sent on a particularly tough run, Saffron has no idea that she herself is being stalked, and her life is in danger. She’s not as invincible as Nemesis makes her feel.
এলভিস ও অমলাসুন্দরী
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: Bengali. Published: July 4, 2014 by Bookpocket Publishers. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
দু’জনেই বুড়ো হয়ে গিয়েছে। জরা গ্রাস করেছে দু’জনকেই । বাড়ীটার পলেস্তারা খসে গেছে জায়গায় জায়গায়। অনেক আগেই ধুয়ে গিয়েছে রঙ। সামান্য যেটুকু আছে তাতেও ভাগ বসিয়েছে আগাছার শিকড়। দোতলার বারান্দা খসে গেছে, খসে গেছে কার্নিশ। তবু দাঁড়িয়ে আছে। বহু প্রাচীন ইতিহাসের মত। রোদ বৃষ্টির দাগ শরীরে নিয়ে।
Huntsman Returned
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Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Their ship crashed on a primitive planet inhabited by giant predatory cats and prehistoric hominids. The only ones who survived were housed in a portion of the ship that was built more securely: the nursery.
Shine Your Eye
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Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » African
Seni's older brother, Dele meets an attractive young woman on campus. Her name is Veronica. As Seni becomes acquainted with more details of Veronica, she believes that this woman is not who Dele thinks she is. Will her stubborn brother take his sister's advice or learn the hard way that a woman's intuition is often right?
Clara: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Catholic school kid Clara Cooper wants to go home. She has some unfinished business to attend to, and really needs God to give her attempt at truancy a bit of heavenly aid. When she fails to convince the nurses, the principal, and her mama that she is sick enough to leave school, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Fulfilled
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: American English. Published: June 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"Fulfilled" is a story of heartbreak and illusion that embodies the quote: "hurt people hurt people".
Summer of Frogs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
During a hot, lazy summer in Georgia, 16-year-old Trixie sorts through the complexity of her parents' marriage, jealousy towards her adorable kid sister, and ambivalence about the religion she inherited. From a generation before texting and social media, Trixie relies on her best friend and partner-in-mischief, her vivid imagination, and her love of nature. For Trixie, it is the summer of frogs.
The Black Place Inside
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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?
The Street Will Never Love You Like I Do
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Natasha is on her way to a college open house when she runs into Johnny, her first love from the days when they both lived in the Arlington Road Homeless Shelter. Though they have traveled in different directions since "The Street Will Never Love You Like I Do" explores first love revisited and the difference that time, upbringing and life circumstances makes.
"Cold, Cold Water"
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Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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A depressed teen passes judgment on people, which begins a murder spree.
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Candles
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
Special Girl
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jerry's life takes a bizarre turn when he's dumped by his girlfriend and gets accosted by Betty, the curvy young woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. A humorous tale that readers have called, "Laugh out loud funny", "Heartbreaking", and "Ultimately satisfying." Note: this is the PG-13 version of "Special Girl Needs Sexing"
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue
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Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
The Rabbit Died
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two young people spend a trying morning together on Easter Sunday.
What Never Happened: An Observation
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Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
An Education
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
At the training camp in the country Larry helps with the champ and his sparing partner, Big George..
I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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.
Pelican Smile
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 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