Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

2000 Deciduous Trees: Memories of a Zine
By Nath Jones
Series: On Impulse, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,400. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mashups
2000 Deciduous Trees is an exploration of individual experience selected from Nath Jones’s ‘90s zine, The Skirt. The writing resists losing its balance during a time when gas was cheap and no one drove slowly on the cusp of a new millennium. The voice yearns for change. But nothing can be done in a twenty-something world where one-night stands get forgotten with execution-style murders.
The Last Summer
By James M. Weil
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A nostalgic look at a high school summer romance from the point of view of an abused young man, whose upbringing prevents him from expressing his true feelings to the young girl he loves with all his heart. A painful, touching story of what happens to us when all we know is abuse and neglect.
Question Authority I
By Thom Delißen
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: German. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
„Das oberste Ziel eines jeden freiheits- und verantwortungsbewussten Menschen kann immer nur sein, Manipulation zu unterlaufen, Informationen zu beschaffen und zu veröffentlichen ...“
Here
By Eric Marier
Price: Free! Words: 61,220. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Twenty-four year-old Sam Henderson is asked to housesit La Porte Grise, a Gothic Revival mansion, and invites Michelle Lowery to stay with him. When Michelle keeps seeing a face staring out from a fourth floor window - a face belonging to someone no one can find or explain - Sam begins to ponder whether Michelle is losing her grip on reality or if La Porte Grise hides a secret all its own.
I Didn't Mean to be Kevin: a novel
By Caleb J. Ross
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,150. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by OW Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
Jackson Jacoby is a motherless twenty-two year old boy with only the support of his crazy ex-military Uncle Marve and a kindred motherless peer named Creg. Creg holds fast to the hope of one day reuniting with his mother while Jackson maintains that his own life is so much better off without all the baggage that comes along with being somebody’s son.
Harmony House
By James M. Weil
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A moving story about a young man trapped in the turmoil of a family that has gone astray. Harmony House won first place in Dailey Swan Publishing’s 2011 Short Story Contest. Hundreds of stories were submitted from all across the country. The top forty were chosen and posted on Dailey Swan Publishing’s website and scribd.com. The winners were decided by reader choice.
Butterfly Jar
By Jalondra Davis
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
(5.00 from 1 review)
With all the rhythm, poetry, and pain of a Black girl's childhood in South Central LA, Jalondra Davis tells the story of Tanis Sutton, who dreams of having happy parents, straight hair, and an ice-cream colored house on the west side of town. In this coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the LA 92 riots, Tanis struggles with first boyfriends, schoolyard cliques, and family secrets.
Ironic Diatribe: Tired
By Sol Crafter
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Kimichee. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Four childhood friends and their families as they battle the horrors of teenager-hood and life.
Esmeralda and the Breeze
By C.M. Simpson
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Esmeralda and the Breeze: is a short story in the magic realism genre centered around a young woman finding her place in a world that largely rejects her. It is approximately 1,800 words in length. This short story is the third story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us,which contains extra content and released in late July 2012.
Treehouse
By Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Fatherhood: Does Kenneth have what it takes? And what is "it," anyway? The story of a modern American dad.
The Cisco Kid in the Bronx
By Miguel Antonio Ortiz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012 by Hamilton Stone. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In the Bronx, on a street called Rogers Place, Mario Ortega grows up remembering his childhood in Puerto Rico. We follow him into early manhood as he weaves the cultural strands of the past with those of an urban present in New York City.
Fights in the Streets, Tears in the Sand
By Jeffrey Rubin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,390. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When Jeff Star begins Lincoln High, he has one major problem — every time he tries to get the kids to respect him he ends up making more and more enemies. Will joining a violent gang help? How about the wisdom of fellow teenager, Steve Marino; or the beautiful and strange Mysterious Jane? Hold on tight on this wild rollercoaster of a story as we discover secrets of respect that enlighten us all.
Jack Lives Here
By Lynnette Lounsbury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,050. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When Lulu suspects that Jack Kerouac is not dead but alive and well and living in Baja Mexico, she sets out to find him and convince him to go on the road one last time.
Conjurer's Oath
By Malachi Stone
Series: The Magic of Nostalgia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,870. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Remember the halcyon days of AM car radio music so lo-fi you had to buy the album and read the liner notes in order to decipher the lyrics? If so, you'll get "revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night" when you catch the twisted nostalgia of CONJURER'S OATH.
Indian Summer
By Daniel Rider
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What do you do when your best friend comes back from the Peace Corps crazy? When he declares that he loves Indian movies and is suddenly talking in an Indian accent? When he wants to drive you across the country to meet an Indian girl he is madly in love with, and then, halfway across that country, in the middle of nowhere, he starts getting in fights, dancing and singing with windmills?
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.
Making Spares: a short story
By Jeff Posey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Take a juvenile delinquent bowling? Preposterous. Mr. Meyers put it out of his mind. But one day he found himself at the detention center offering to take a kid bowling. Reuben defied all expectations, especially his own.
You Shouldn't Call Me Mommy
By Susan Tsui
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,470. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Orphaned by his parents and his artificial mother, and abandoned by his older brother at a young age, Jay spends most of his adulthood serving as a government therapist to those like him. He considers his own happiness proof of success in his career and life. Little does he know that his picture perfect world, occupied by his wife and two children, is not as idyllic as it seems. Kirkus Starred
Frog in the Pot
By Richard Beckham II
Price: Free! Words: 70,340. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What’s so difficult about a quarter-life crisis? How about being a lonely, alcoholic janitor with no friends? Follow Alvin Taylor as he explores life's questions in and out of a bottle, as his journey takes him around Seattle and down to Reno. Learn why a frog will not jump out of a heated pot of boiling water.
Ain't No Bum
By Dennis McCreight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
You may be a McCoy, but that doesn't necessarily make you a bum. Follow young Milt McCoy as he uses his abundant willpower and good nature, during troubled times, to overcome his families reputation and convince the love of his life that he "Ain't No Bum".