Fiction » Literature » Coming of age

My Bahamian Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
An eighth grader falls for a mysterious green eyed Bahamian girl, while vacationing with his family on a cruise ship. The only problem? She has a slightly strange hobby: voodoo. Ted absolves to rid himself of her “love spell”, and learns a few things about growing up and becoming a man.
dancer, zero
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Tatiana, the new girl, arrived in English IIIA amidst a murmur of expectation. We had already heard a beautiful "Russian princess" was coming to our own boring little neck of New Jersey, and her first impression on us was no disappointment... the SAT-cramming students of a high academic north New Jersey high school welcome a Russian exchange student; and lives are forever changed...
Fated Family
Price: $1.39 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
Luck seems in short supply for homeless runaway Joanna. Living in a shed with no electricity or running water, she’s cold, hungry, dirty, and desperate. She's not desperate enough to go back to the angry fists, boots, or whatever else Carlos might throw at her; and not desperate enough to go back to a mother who never really wanted her and barely acknowledges she exists.
The Family Camp
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
A short story about a clever boy's childhood adventure; which was undertaken for the sole purpose of avoiding a long-time family tradition marking the boy's passage to manhood. What lengths will a young boy go in order to avoid tradition?
The Bed
Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Short Story One man's journey through coming out, estrangement and forgiveness.
Derrick's Got Sh!t Else To Do
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Derrick lands in Brazil with four months to burn. More interested in characters than culture, he seeks out the fringe element who lurk on the periphery of the backpacker scene. To each he fills a different void, leading Derrick to experiment with his identity, and wonder whether travel abroad can truly change who we are when the holiday ends.
The Orange Corset
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Fritz is the son of a Protestant minister whose church is in a village of eight hundred people. He will discover his life's calling when, having moved to the big city for high school, he sees an astonishing sight in the window of a shop just off a large square.
Pleiades: Seven Stories of Unhurried Solitude
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Covering the years 2001-2009 and roughly 1000 miles, the seven short stories of Pleiades swim between present and past, reality and dreams, tracing the quiet life of a solitary girl named Mara.
Carlos Inside Out
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Heyapi Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Carlos was happy and imaginative before he met forbidding parameters drawn in the dark lead of a number-two hexagonally-shaped Ticonderoga pencil.
A School Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Chekhov noted that if, early in a story, mention was made of a rifle hanging on the wall, it would eventually have to go off. Hanging on the window frame of the schoolhouse in Machado de Assis's "A School Story" is not a rifle, but a paddle, complete with five holes drilled in it.
At the Soups
Price: Free! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Can you be smothered by love? Is there really such a thing? To her mind, yes there definitely was such a thing and she was feeling the brunt of it, suffocating. She had told her dad, time and again, that she could not breathe, but he would never listen. Would never listen. Well, she had warned him.
Move (YA Contemporary)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
When her feet are bleeding and her heart is breaking, Dallas must find the strength to go on.
The Makeout Machine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
It was the last summer of my childhood. In the early 1970s, we had a hippie as a lifeguard at the neighborhood pool. My friends and I thought he was so cool, and we called his van "The Makeout Machine". When one of us had a bad accident and he came to the rescue, I learned that grownups can't always fix everything. That was when I started to grow up. Short Story - 8,300 words
La bonne mort
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: French. Published: September 27, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Maurras soulève dans cette nouvelle des thèmes universels : la religion et à travers elle le doute religieux ainsi que la question du mal sur laquelle chacun de nous s’interroge avec plus ou moins de scandale et d’anxiété. Préface de Boris Cyrulnik.
Tales From A Tiny Thai Table
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The night before the morning after. Can this small Thai restaurant be the setting to a monumental moment in four peoples lives? Each person has their own story and an entire life ahead of them. But is something about to happen that will change their lives forever? These four young twenty-something’s aren’t aware, but their futures hang in the balance.
A Passion to Perform
Series: Theatre Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short - (barely 2000 words so don't look for Gone with the Wind!) Johnny is a young man burning with ambition to perform on stage. He's sure the Regent Theatre is the place where his dreams will be realised, so he auditions for the lead in Romeo and Juliet and receives help from an unexpected source.
Habeas Equus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Just before a man reports to prison, he and his sons have to deal with a dead horse.
How to Impersonate a Man
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Mahli Malthus Milton Dawson's idyllic childhood is suddenly interrupted by the untimely loss of his father. Dawson recounts his father's life, passing, and the effect of the loss on the people in his life. He contemplates love, life, death, grief, and he reflects on what it means to become the man of the house.
Grown Fast and Hard
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Western
Life is full of twists and turns, as the saying goes, but you never know when that life-altering event is coming at you. Some twists can turn out very fortunate, while others ... let's just say, there are others you wished you hadn't had to endure. Life can be a tough teacher, and the test tougher yet. Grown Fast and Hard - A contemporary short story set in the American West.
Dreaming
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational
Jack is close to death and has a final message that he would like to deliver to his grandson, Ted. It's a message about being a man, what it means, and how he himself took the hard road to learning that being a man isn't everything you are taught to believe it is. Sometimes it's as simple as following a dream.