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In The Graveyard At Dawn by Paul Whybrow
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A young boy enters a graveyard at dawn with his dog. Both love the countryside and the wild-life they observe. Death is a part of the process of Life,but a surprise awaits them in the burial-ground.
Child At Heart by Dominic Spano
Price: Free! Words: 15,470. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
This book contains four short stories and excerpts from a novel. The theme central to each story is the transition from childhood to adulthood. Each of the short stories, with nostalgic undertones, juxtaposes the innocence of childhood with the challenging emotions and attitudes that sometimes overcome grown-ups.
Goodbye, Buddy Holly by Mason S. Ford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Daryl Porter is a washed-up rock 'n' roll guitarist with a drab job who still lives at home with his parents. His girlfriend has dumped him for another guy. With his life in a downward spiral, Daryl fights desperately against the urge to take the easy way out.
Fire Boy by Elvira Drake
Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Coming of age
Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?
Flying Finish by Vivian Roycroft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Fiction » Coming of age
Dixie’s an apprentice jockey, riding winners for the stable where her father works. When trainer Jake gives her the Fraternity ride on Bow Wave, a super two-year-old colt, she should be over the moon. But Shane, the jockey whose kisses make her tremble, is also riding in the Fraternity. He and his father need to win or they’ll sink further into debt. How can Dixie race against their desperation?
the Conversation by Gene Cartwright
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
Summer 1967, in "The Sticks" — the rural backwater of Reedville, Arkansas. On one bright summer morning, in 1967, when five year old Deborah Yvonne Davis spent the day with her beloved grandmother, she unknowingly embedded the sweet essence of this special woman within her consciousness. And she would not forget her nor the “gifts” her beloved Gram D’Lena (Grandma Magdalena) gave her, ever.
The Ghosts Are Out Tonight by James Eddy
Series: Diamonds, #10. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
From an empty hotel room in London, Scott Drake takes a freewheeling trip across the East of England and back again. On trains, in cars, and on foot, the journey lets him say goodbye to the people he has loved and lost; finally allowing him to let go of the pain of the past and find peace in the present.
The Shape of a Name by Annie Reed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Spanning forty years, “The Shape of a Name” follows Anoosheh, a little girl orphaned during the war in Afghanistan. Rescued from a refugee camp, she discovers a passion for learning at a school for handicapped children. Determined to help other impoverished children succeed, Anooshesh’s teaching methods bring her in conflict with the oppressive regime of her country.
The Twenty Bushel Racer by Barry Pearson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A boy deceives his embittered father, but a magnificent horse helps to heal the rift. A small-town teenager discovers his attachment to the people and place where he lives. A man considers himself a coward, but musters the courage to stand up against a pair of would-be assassins. Two men from the same town meet unexpectedly, and and unveil a truth about a girl they loved when they were teens.
The End Of Summer by Dell Sweet
Series: Recommended reads. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by independAntwriters Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
The summer of 1969 was winding down. The warm air held a smell 13 year old Bobby Weston couldn't quite identify but nevertheless acquainted with going back to school. An end of summer smell, he decided. Or maybe an end of summer feeling. He couldn't make up his mind, and it really didn't matter, as soon enough summer would be gone and he'd be back in school. He had permission to go camping today.
The Cross and the Black-Episode III by Luwa Wande
Series: The Cross and the Black, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Claude is adjusting to the life of a student, but Sabrine comes by way of trouble. Claude must choose between his conscience and a comfortable life amongst demons. How now is he to choose between the Cross and the Black? This is the third installment of the exciting The Cross and the Black Series. Please see my author profile for the first book.
The Wishing Star by Christopher Southers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,240. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The night teenagers Brandon and Salina sneak out to meet and make a promise to come together again at ‘their spot’ every five years, it forges a bond stronger than either of them could ever imagine. As the world moves on and the affection behind their complicated relationship grows deeper, and they find themselves pulled toward decisions that will change their lives forever.
Michael by Luke Hartwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Ben cannot keep his mind off the handsome young man sitting at the back of his world literature class. He fantasizes and fantasizes, and then he acts. An amorous, hysterical, and ridiculously unusual tale by the acclaimed author of Atom Heart John Beloved, Nathan's Story, and Locomotives in Winter.
The Salt Hollows by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
My parents divorced. I don't live with my father. I live with my mother and Henry, who likes it when I call him "dad". One summer, my dad visited me secretly. When my mother and Henry found out, they were angry. Then the snow came. I'll never forget that night. Sometimes, people do things—do them out of love—that scrape away their insides, leaving them as nothing but painful containers of salt.
Repeat And Coda by Allie Drain
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by The Bearthology. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
Does music always bring harmony, or dissonance? Allie Drain's story follows one student's struggle against her own expectations.
Proud Americans by Alex Ankrom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,200. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
The story of two brothers. One who went to war, and the other who stayed home. Chris Reinhart spent his childhood protecting his little brother from bullies, but when Brian joins the Marines, Chris learns that he has to let his brother go and find himself, even if that means letting him go to war. Sacrifice isn't just paid by the soldiers on the battlefield.
Walking That Short Distance, Childhood Enlightenment in the '50s by David Sheppard
Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
I wrote this short story (1987) for a class in creative writing at the University of Colorado. It is the most autobiographical story I've ever told. It's sort of a compilation of events from my own life with some alterations of family composition. I know it's difficult to believe, but I've known kids who were even more naive at eleven than I was. How things have changed in sixty years.