Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

The Draft
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Short story about the end of a 1960s childhood in Massachusetts
The Apple Sniper: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
This short story by award-winning writer Eric M. Witchey explores the relationship between the village and the aspiring warrior. It is one of a dozen or so short stories the author affectionately calls "The Neighborhood Stories" because of their loose relationship to the neighborhood in which he was raised.
The Things We Save
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,910. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A broken 45 rpm record held together with tape, a fading stack of Polaroids, a cobalt blue perfume bottle, and a braid of human hair … these are just some of the things Claire Sokol keeps stashed in an old Marshall Field’s gift box. How did they get there and what do they signify? If these relics could talk, what stories would they tell? The Things We Save is for anyone with a box of her own.
The Testament of Judith Barton
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.00 from 1 review)
Imagine the cinematic masterpiece Vertigo retold by its tragic heroine.
Our Time Together
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
While sitting at his father's deathbed, a man reminisces about a hunting trip that he had taken with his dad, and hero, many years before. It is then he comes to understand just how meaningful that hunting trip really was. Our Time Together is also a part of the mainstream collection Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories.
The Saddle of Private Lucius Gray: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When young Harley Richardson discovers a dug-up grave, he realizes his family has been keeping secrets from him. If he doesn't uncover the truth, those family secrets will trap him, too.
How To Be a Homeless Frenchman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,110. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
How To Be a Homeless Frenchman tells a tale of two countries, France and the US, bound together in weird and wonderful ways by war, music, and the love of good cheese. Surprising, lyrical, and laugh-out-loud funny, How To Be a Homeless Frenchman is an exploration of just how much happiness can be found in being a smelly Frenchman on a sunny day.
Anomaly
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Your parents have decided to have another child in their 40’s and you’re a teenager. It‘s no big deal. You’ll be grown and out of the house before he even learns how to add. It becomes a problem, though, when both of your parents die and there is no one but you left to raise him. Such is the lot of David Summers.
Fractured in this Killing Scene
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Rab and Tam are two Jack the Lads who like fun, women, and drink, in whatever order they appear. Unfortunately, they are unready yet to face the challenges and responsibilities that confront them in adult life. Each has their own major situation to contend with, and how they each cope and come to terms with these challenges dictates the kind of people they will eventually become...
Stories of Joe
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Stories of Joe, Snapshots of a Life. Follow Joe, at various episodes in his life, from childhood to teenager, to adult. Joe's world isn't perfect, and neither are the people around him, but as he grows he finds that compromise and acceptance can be both a good and a bad thing. Trouble at school, with his friends, and his parents, especially his father, all come alive in these snapshots of time.
The Journey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Who Knew Running Away Could Be So Hard? When a fifteen year old decides to run away, life teaches him that his journey is more than a physical one of distance, but also one of maturing and that it can be rough going finding the right road to make The Journey.
Compass Rose
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You set the price! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
This is a prequel story for an upcoming series of novellas that I'll be writing. Standing up against bullies was nothing new to Rose. As a transgendered teen, she'd stood up to enough of it in her own life. This time though it had dangerous, almost deadly consequences. Given the power to level the playing field, she must decide on the best direction to go.
Christopher's Crummy Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Eleven-year-old Christopher always spends Christmas alone. This year, he’s going to change that. This year, he’s going to make his parents stay home. Everyone tells him he’ll ruin Christmas, but he doesn’t care. He wants a good Christmas, and he’ll do anything to get it. Includes the complete bonus story, "Boz."
Bell Shaped Flowers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,380. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Bell Shaped Flowers is the emotional tale of a woman who had never truly given of herself to others...until tragedy struck and she was forced to inspect the inner workings of her heart. Peppered with realistic dialog and a variety of points of view, Bell Shaped Flowers takes the reader on an inspirational journey. toward forgiveness and change.
Sisters
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Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
At 16, Charlotte Jefferson was an illiterate runaway. Rescued by a stranger, she was placed in an orphanage run by nuns, where she worked in the kitchen. At 18, she joined the convent. A few years later, against her wishes, the community elected her to be its mother superior. As the decades pass, Charlotte goes to extraordinary lengths to care for the aging members of her community.
The Ten Towns
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,890. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A modern fable in the style of a folktale. This delightful story tells of a discontented youth and his crazy, heroic adventures in seeking his imagined Town Where Everything’s Perfect. Timeless themes are raised, such as the innocent abroad, coming of age, the personal odyssey and the utopian quest. Readers of quality literature enjoy “The Ten Towns”, which is its ultimate recommendation.
Forget Me Not
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,180. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
My name is Jessie. I am eight years old. I am never touched. No pats on the head. No hand to hold when I cross the street. No hug when I am sick. One day, I broke the nose of a boy who tried to touch me. Another, my eyes leaked water when I watched a mother hold her little girl. I was here too, but nobody saw. This is my story. Are you ready?
Getting Sideways
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Series: Full Throttle, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,320. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Webfoot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Being sent to live with Race was the best thing that ever happened Cody. Then a speedway wreck nearly ruined everything. A chance to build his own car seems like a great distraction-until Cody realizes he'll have to live up to Race's legendary status. But without his dad's permission, that's the least of his worries. Now he has to keep Race in the dark until he can convince his dad racing's safe.
Hoodie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 107,870. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Ben (aka Hoodie) is a contemporary anti-hero, struggling to retain his integrity in a world of shifting values. His escapades provide a blend of up-to-date realism, dream-like escapism and gritty hard-hitting action, all while navigating a magical mystery tour of his mind.
The Tent
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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