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The Magic Swing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
From the perch of a magic swing a boy can see anything he wants to see. One wonderful summer Ricky’s father installed a swing in the back yard. There was magic in that swing. Ricky found he could see marvelous things as he soared on its wings.
Grown Fast and Hard
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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 » Literature » Coming of age
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.
Three Nights Everywhere
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
With the backpacking trip of a lifetime winding down, Ulrike finds herself desperate to avoid a return home to reality. Fate intervenes in the form of The Guide, who offers a package deal too good to be true: the chance to keep going, all the way to Everywhere. Ulrike's only concern is whether choosing a life on the trail will feel worth The Guide's commission to be paid in the end.
Woodsmen
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this woodland tale by the author of The Mighty Roman and Trips `n’ Trials of a Down, Beat Dad, an estranged father and his fifteen–year–old son take to the woods.
Hide and Seek: A Short Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
One winter's night two young girls venture out into a snowy neighborhood to play a game of hide and seek. Only one will return home safely. But which will it be? From the author of the bestselling novella The Sickroom comes a dark story about the weight of loss the importance of friendship and the courage of letting go.
A conversation with God-Unlocking the Truth
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“You are a soul & Your Father is Supreme Soul. Now He has come on Earth-To destroy this old age & to lay the foundation of a new Golden age.”  
Sunshine
Price: $1.09 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012 by Fiction Lake. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ozone depletion has made the sun deadly. Society has changed to adapt to the danger, living nocturnally. Amanda is a teenage girl dealing with life on this scorched world. She will soon be evacuated from her home and transported to a new country, where the days will be shorter. She's plagued by the horrid possibility that the only man she's ever loved will not be able to go with her.
The Apple Tree Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Ever heard the legend of the Apple Tree Man? Leave him the last apple of the season or else next year's crop will go bad. In this short story, the legend turns sinister when a group of friends get even with old man Hench. Years later, still full of regret over what transpired that night so long ago, the friendsbegin to die one by one. Coincidence? Or has the Apple Tree Man come to exact revenge?
Malbec & Maluco
Price: Free! Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Maluco, a Brazilian in his late-twenties, works as staff of a hostel, thriving in the carefree party lifestyle and avoiding adulthood best he can. When Malbec, an Argentine bohemian with a guitar-case full of sincerity shows up, their worldviews collide, forcing each to reconsider his chosen path.
Sigvardinho
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Sigvard, a young Swede, checks into a hostel in Rio de Janeiro. His fearless interest in the dark side of the culture- coupled with a propensity for blowing large wads of money carelessly- shocks and challenges the timid backpacker crowd. His downward spiral and unabashed indulgences trigger the imaginations of tale-telling travelers, giving birth to a legend that only grows as it is passed on.
The Way to Nowhere
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
After his grandfather passed away, fearing he has lost the only person who cared about him, young Raymond attempts to traverse North to find his grandfather's soul.
Slocomb's Pond
Price: Free! Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Slocomb's Pond has a bad reputation. Some people have returned from it with tales of hideous creatures living beneath its placid waters. Others have not returned at all. This is the story of four boys who, one winter night, decide to tempt Fate at Slocomb's Pond, and who are caught most unaware when Fate takes them up on their wager.
Daddy's Little Girl (grows up)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A father, with the help of his wife, tries to figure out how to let his hot daughter grow up.
Where We Are: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story of friends, shoplifting, beer, and one very long night in a new town.
Del
Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Del, a young city gardener, must rely on a simple good nature to deal with thorns botanical and human. By the author of The Mighty Roman and the short story "Lawrence."
The Art of Letting Go
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
For eighteen years, Camille has watched her son, Michael, grow up and has loved him more than anyone else. Now, when Michael joins the army, she must learn to let him go, even if it hurts.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: Young Ernie Hemingway's Advice for Teens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Young Ernest Hemingway gives his take on teen life and his heros in the early 1900s.
STOLEN IN PARIS: The Lost Chronicles of Young Ernest Hemingway: Wilderness Escape; Running from Turdface, Game Warden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » USA
Ernest Hemingway and his sister make to the forest for what is expected to be an experimental trip: Can you stun a deer by simply glancing the bullet off it's skull? The inquisitive minds find something in the woods that they were not expecting!
Lawrence
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A simple youth takes a stand for animals and gays. Note: Jon began writing the novelization of this tale in December, 2012 and is 70,000 words into the project, i.e., 85 - 90% through a first draft, as of October 5, 2013.