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The Gamekeeper
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Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this short story by Brian Parker, a young boy learns one of life's lessons, a lesson that he will carry with him for life.
Sacrifices
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the Etruscan city of Cisra, the boy Karkana sacrifices his prize possession to help a prisoner of war. But the true implications of his act won't be felt till years later.
Bewitching Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
Recollections of an Italian Gentleman
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Price: $2.20 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Fario. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / French
"Recollections of an Italian Gentleman" is a tale of a young man turned collaborator in a Rome occupied by French troops and then annexed to Napoleon's empire. The young collaborator recalls the events that marked these turbulent days, among them the abduction of the Pope by the French--His Holiness fiddled with his snuffbox during the entire operation--and the execution of the bandit Spatolino.
Face in the Water (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jerusalem, 1989: After his best friend dies of a drug overdose, a Georgia Tech student walks away from his life, eventually winding up in the ancient and narrow streets of Jerusalem during the first Palestinian Intifada. An early short story written by Charles Sheehan-Miles, author of the surprise indie bestseller Republic: A Novel of America's Future.
Migiro de halfbloed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: Dutch. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Net als iedere jongen moet Migiro zware beproevingen ondergaan om een krijger te worden. Maar Migiro is een halfbloed zonder vrienden. Spannend verhaal over volwassen worden, discriminatie en moed. Winnaar themaverhaal Pure Fantasy Magazine 19.
Anybody's Dog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Sometimes we don't fully understand a friendship until long after it is over. This short story posthumously explores such a relationship between a boy and a unique dog, but it could be about any friendship with an unusual or peculiar being.
It's All About Survival
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Series: Living in the Desert. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Chrissie ends up doing Randy's chores, Randy is her brother, when Chrissie is faced with a life and death situation. Another short story from the "living in the desert" series.
In the Time of Water: living in the desert
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Series: Living in the Desert. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
As the world aged, the American deserts became hotter and hotter until they became similar to the the dune deserts of the Sahara. Alice hauls five gallons of water to her village on the edge of the desert. Without her water, the village people may not survive. It is a short story of desert and survival.
Anna-Belinda
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Anna and Belinda are twins, one seemingly more beautiful and talented than the other. Belinda considers herself the other and lives in the shadow of her sister. At times she worships her, at others despises her. After Anna leaves, Belinda has to find a way to get on with her own life, even if the cost is sacrificing her memories of Anna.
Punahou BLues: THE LOST CHAPTERS (The Punahou Carnival Haunted House)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This chapter was not included in the original PUNAHOU BLUES book because the publisher felt it cut against the loner persona of the main character. We disagree. It helps round out his character by showing him constructing friendships while building and designing the Haunted House for the school carnival.
This One Belongs to the Reds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Is Baseball about winning? Or is it about something else? Author Joseph Shaw tells a story of generations linked together to America's past time.
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.
Our Time Together
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Price: Free! Words: 4,130. 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. Bonus: Excerpt from Faith, Love and Moonshine: An Appalachian Tale Our Time Together is also a part of the ten story 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.
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 » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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."
Movement: A Short Story about Autism in the Future
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
This story was nominated for the 2011 Hugo and Nebula awards. When her concerned parents investigate a neurological treatment that could change her life forever, Hannah must decide who she really is -- and who she wishes to become. Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
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