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Minor Snobs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Minor Snobs is a portrait of a new generation coming of age in the 21st century. Pulsating with the rhythms of contemporary America, it is the story of competing dreams colliding in a chronicle of youth. Set in Chicago, Minor Snobs follows the story of Tom Sanders as he becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy, hate and love, violence and passion, and hope and despair.
One Day in Summer
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(3.00 from 1 review)
Aran is a time-traveller who keeps returning to the same place and time over and over again, dragging his best friend, Navaya, with him. Navaya is getting jaded by the constant trips to the same place, and she has a secret to protect.
Mannequin: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
Lynne's dad often takes her shopping with him at a high-end men's boutique. Lynne likes to sit at the feet of the mannequin in the window and dream of what he'd be like if he were real. One day, a stranger walks in. For Lynne, nothing will be the same ever again.
Vampire Society
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Vampire Society is a guided tour through the social and political evolution that opened our century. It is a love story and an indictment against our culture of consumption, answering the most important question about love: Is real love possible in the Vampire Society?
The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament
Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 12 reviews)
Erik is proud that his father is a great fly caster, but then an unexpected outcome of a casting tournament leaves Erik questioning what once seemed to be only a sport. Years later, these questions deepen when Erik’s ideals are crushed by war. He struggles with his demons, until a discovery leads him to new meanings of fly casting. Through their prism, Erik sees the world in a forgiving light.
The Prettiest Girls in Euphoria, Kansas
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 80,540. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Mondial. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
On a midwestern farm in the last century, a boy is forced to come of age in a colorful family of dysfunctional women, scarred by the unfulfilled dreams of his alcoholic mother, his strange spinster aunts, his malevolent nieces, and especially "the prettiest girls in Euphoria, Kansas," his five unforgettable sisters.
The Special Occasions Brush
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Poking around her grandmother’s attic, Kate finds the Special Occasions Brush which her gran has always claimed has magical properties. But when Kate sneaks the brush out to use on her own hair, the results are so not what she expected!
The End of the Circus
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Boy meets girl after dark, at the conclusion of the circus... for a rendezvous both bitter and sweet.
Just One More Thing
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Charles Peter Cross Gerald Wentworth Farthing Smith would have been named just “Charley Smith” if his parents had any sort of self-control. And it just got worse from there. But they’ll pay for their over-parenting of him. Oh, yes, come high school graduation, they’ll pay.
Unplugged
Price: Free! Words: 157,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What might Holden Caulfield be like if he lived in the 21st Century media-infested environment? What if he does something so naughty that his parents severely punish him by taking away all his electronic devices? "Unplugged" takes place in contemporary Durham, North Carolina, and follows a few weeks in the life of a 17-year-old, Sterling Eumorfopoulos, a Mensa-registered genius.
Dream Smashers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
My mom's a meth addict, has been for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I like to believe her when she says she’s clean. Sometimes, when she’s high, we get along great. Sometimes we even talk. When she’s coming down, though, it’s best to just hide. My name is Autumn Spring Winters and Dream Smashers is my story. It’s a love story, but most of all, it’s about letting go.
De Thuiskomst van Kris Custers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,110. Language: Dutch. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
'Het was het jaar dat iedereen werk vond, zelfs Nancy en ik hadden een baan.' Dit is het verhaal van Veerle Custers, 17 jaar. Wanneer haar broer, Kris, na anderhalf jaar gevangenis vrijkomt, willen zijn ouders hem niet meer zien. Veerle is te jong om voor zichzelf te zorgen, toch ontfermt ze zich over hem.
Black Diamond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by New Summerfield Press. Categories: 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.
Why Rock the Boat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,460. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by Bev Editions. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In a tale reminiscent of The Front Page, Harry Barnes, a young reporter joins the Daily Witness where the managing editor, Philip Butcher fires journalists while clamping down on real news. To amuse himself Harry writes hilarious Butcher stories, which inexplicably appear in the Witness. When he falls for Julia, a reporter who is hot for rebellion, Harry is tempted to rock the boat all the way.
My Father, The Popsicle [a short story]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jodi thought she was an orphan, right up until a lawyer contacts her out of the blue to ask what she intends to do about her father. It turns out Jodi's father had himself cryogenically frozen. The company that's kept him on ice is going out of business, and everyone's turning to teenage Jodi to make decisions on behalf of a man she never met.
Snow Angel
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
Making one yourself is just a trifle harder than it looks... Approximately 300 words.
The Road to Goodbye
Price: Free! Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Categories: 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.
Forbidden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 210,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forbidden is set on the French-Creole island of Saint Helen in a society whose past is rooted in the horrors of slavery, and where social status is determined by the colour of your skin. Christian Joseph, a mulatto born out of wedlock, discovers his father has left his plantation to Christian’s mother. This causes controversy and turmoil in the lives of all those associated with the estate.
The Boy Who Loved Bach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,680. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
What happens when music and football collide in the life of a young boy with romance on his mind?
Convenient Love
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(1.75 from 4 reviews)
Penny works in her father's store while she studies business part-time. She alternates between fantasizing about co-worker Shawn Moore. and planning her escape. Shawn works to support his disabled mother. He refuses to look closely at Penny because she deserves better. When Penny's grandmother has a stroke, her escape plans are postponed. Can Shawn give Penny a reason to stay?