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Pleiades: Seven Stories of Unhurried Solitude by Lilli Blackmore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Riley Kilmore
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Heyapi Books. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » 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 by Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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, suffocatingly so. She had told her dad, time and again, that she could not breathe, but he would never listen, would not listen. Well, she had warned him.
The Makeout Machine by J. Strickland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Charles Maurras
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: French. Published: September 27, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » 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 by Matthew Turner
Price: Free! Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Bev Robitai
Series: Theatre Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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.
How to Impersonate a Man by Alvin Faradé
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by James Calore
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » 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 by David Baker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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.
Three Nights Everywhere by Brião Ipanema
Price: Free! Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
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 by Shayna Krishnasamy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
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 by Neha .
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
“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.”
The Apple Tree Man by Joel Arnold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Coming of age
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 by Brião Ipanema
Price: Free! Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Brião Ipanema
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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.