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Mannequin: A Short Story
By Susan Helene Gottfried
Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Lynne's dad often takes her shopping with him at a high-end men's boutique. Lynne likes to sit at the feet of the mannequin in the window and dream of what he'd be like if he were real. One day, a stranger walks in. For Lynne, nothing will be the same ever again.
The Second Fly Caster: Fatherhood, Recovery and an Unforgettable Tournament
By Randy Kadish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 12 reviews)
Erik is proud that his father is a great fly caster, but then an unexpected outcome of a casting tournament leaves Erik questioning what once seemed to be only a sport. Years later, these questions deepen when Erik’s ideals are crushed by war. He struggles with his demons, until a discovery leads him to new meanings of fly casting. Through their prism, Erik sees the world in a forgiving light.
The Special Occasions Brush
By Ben Birdy
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Poking around her grandmother’s attic, Kate finds the Special Occasions Brush which her gran has always claimed has magical properties. But when Kate sneaks the brush out to use on her own hair, the results are so not what she expected!
The End of the Circus
By Bernard Fancher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Boy meets girl after dark, at the conclusion of the circus... for a rendezvous both bitter and sweet.
Just One More Thing
By Terry Hayman
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Charles Peter Cross Gerald Wentworth Farthing Smith would have been named just “Charley Smith” if his parents had any sort of self-control. And it just got worse from there. But they’ll pay for their over-parenting of him. Oh, yes, come high school graduation, they’ll pay.
Black Diamond
By David Davis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by New Summerfield Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Texas boy in the 1950's learns about beginnings, endings, and the wheel of life at an old man's Black Diamond watermelon stand. This story earned a prize from Writer's Digest.
My Father, The Popsicle [a short story]
By Annie Reed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by Thunder Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jodi thought she was an orphan, right up until a lawyer contacts her out of the blue to ask what she intends to do about her father. It turns out Jodi's father had himself cryogenically frozen. The company that's kept him on ice is going out of business, and everyone's turning to teenage Jodi to make decisions on behalf of a man she never met.
Snow Angel
By Jason Loeffler
Price: Free! Words: 360. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.00 from 1 review)
Making one yourself is just a trifle harder than it looks... Approximately 300 words.
The Road to Goodbye
By R.E. Cruz Caceres
Price: Free! Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
If Diego Hidalgo closes his eyes and thinks he can remember his life before it all changed. Diego is 18 years old and about to leave the old neighborhood. But before he does, he needs to find a way out. The Road to Goodbye is the story of Diego's plan and the obstacles that conspire to keep him in the barrio forever.
Convenient Love
By Asrai Devin
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
0.75 star(1.75 from 4 reviews)
Penny works in her father's store while she studies business part-time. She alternates between fantasizing about co-worker Shawn Moore. and planning her escape. Shawn works to support his disabled mother. He refuses to look closely at Penny because she deserves better. When Penny's grandmother has a stroke, her escape plans are postponed. Can Shawn give Penny a reason to stay?
Quittin' Time
By Peter Crane
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
It’s 1985 in Guelph, Ontario at the beginning of Coyote’s adult life. It is a time of transition. The young factory worker spends a late Friday afternoon with several of his friends. The novella Quittin' Time explores the intimacy of friendship and its potential for closeness that also comes with the possibility of betrayal.
Hacker School Trilogy
By Allan R. Wallace
Series: cyberhug.me · Hacktivism, Speculative Fiction Stories, Post-Apocalyptic Short Stories. Price: Free! Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(1.00 from 1 review)
The revised edition of Hacker School, now a trilogy with the addition of two new stories. ~ In a dystopian world, who will decide the future of mankind? "Your life is a burning match. Ignite a bonfire." - Allan R. Wallace
Passages (Seven Short Stories)
By Emily Ann Ward
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A brother and sister dealing with the uncertainty of their lives. Students talking about their friend at a Halloween party. A mother and daughter making pasta, both of them with a secret. These are just some of the images in these seven short stories. Centered around teenagers, Passages is a collection about the transitions we all go through as young adults.
The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity
By Alex Kudera
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by Gone Dog Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
Andy does just enough to get by, sometimes less. Between hits from the bong, hallucinogenic shrooms, and eating dog food, Andy contemplates his friend’s suicide attempts, his final days of college assignments, and the importance of his education to his dismal-looking future. By his side are Macbeth-like witches, his meek roommate, and an eccentric professor. And, of course, a girl.
Crimson and Clover
By Lucy Blackwell
You set the price! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
How the weird girl in school finally fell. It's all about drums and guitar and a girl's first love.
Brewskies for the Horses
By Anna Varsi
Price: Free! Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A warm and funny coming of age story about a young woman and her love for horses. April has spent her life with the best of everything but her world is turned upside down. What April finds is her place in the world and the ability to do what she enjoys.
Fair Price
By Laura Lond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
This ebook contains two (unrelated) short stories: 1. "Fair Price" -- Young Kian has no memory of his parents, and his markings are different from those of other men in the tribe. Who is he? What mystery is concealed in his past? 2. "Writers Are Crazy And This Proves It" -- you'll have to read it to find out what it's about! :)
The Unfaithful Camera (Short Story)
By C.D. Reimer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: American English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After walking home from school because Daddy and his older sister Tammy were doing the "bouncy-bounce" in bed, Little Danny notices his sister's brand new cellphone with the built-in video camera and a smile blossoms on his sullen face. (A 1,195-word short story.)
The Murder of Hoppy Bunny
By Lotus Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A horrific tale of the death of a lovable character. By the author of MachoPoni: A Prance With Death.
Mary's Chastity Belt
By Lotus Rose
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
This tale tells what happens when a young girl is forced to wear a chastity belt.