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The Story Trail by Deborah Weetman
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In the gallant world of ball gowns and society parties, a young woman questions her life. Does she really have to succumb to the pressure of expectation or can she soar free, achieving her dreams? An unexpected meeting rocks her world and she carries the effects of this through the passage of time.
Ready Reference Treatise: Bless Me, Ultima by Raja Sharma
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 72 · Study Guides: English Literature, Book 94. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Coming of age
“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya was first published in 1972. It is considered to be one of the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in the Chicano literary canon.
Taken by Bernard Fancher
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Epi Martin was an intelligent young girl on the cusp of becoming a mature woman. She enjoyed the nearly unquestioning trust of her mother and the devoted attention of Alfredo, the young man whom she loved and who in turn was entirely taken with her special charms. The future seemed safe and quite certain, until one day of irrevocable change. A short story. (May be unsuitable for some readers.)
Tim Portland and the Reunion Photos by Fraser Elsdon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Tim Portland doesn't fit in. He's got an ambitious spirit and a big heart, but hasn't yet found his place in the social order of Coleman High. All that's about to change. Tim is organizing photography for the school's 75th Reunion. If he can manage to pull off the photos perfectly, navigate his first love, and keep his competitive friend Kelsey at bay, Tim will finally have his chance to shine.
The Watch by Moonbeam McQueen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 1 review)
Eleven-year-old Angel is trying to maneuver her increasingly messy childhood. Her mother's husband hunting, the nuns at school are mean; there's a steady stream of potential new step-parents. There's also her father, Ray. He's an awful parent, but Angel holds out hope that he'll change. The hope grows stronger when he hints of buying her a special gift, one that could transform her entire life.
Five Rows Back: A Short Story by Dan Kolbet
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Melissa doesn't have friends. Her OCD and constant counting has made her an outcast in school. So, when she finds the man who forcefully took away her innocence, she seeks revenge the only way she knows how. Praise for "Five Rows Back" - Top 12 Finish, The Inlander Short Fiction Contest 2012, Theme: The End
Kool Brother Rat by Jon Sindell
Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.
Eat. You'll feel better. by Georgiann Baldino
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Coming of age
World War II memories define Mrs. Drazner’s life. A loving husband, Henri, helped her live through the mayhem, but now she’s a widow, struggling to get by alone. A school girl living upstairs in Mrs. D’s building faces problems of her own. Bullies make Betsy’s life unbearable, and she contemplates suicide—but then Mrs. D offers Betsy a way to survive.
Snow Globe (Riverside Tale) by B. P. Crouse
You set the price! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
2100 words. Fletcher Callow has experienced more than his share of misery. He takes solace in detective novels and his personal perspective on Riverside. He desires to be the hero of his story and to kiss the girl in the end. Now the only question is if she is real or a figment.
My Bahamian Girl by Georgann Gibson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by S. Michael Choi
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Michelle Devon
Price: $1.39 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Jordan Moyer
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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?
Derrick's Got Sh!t Else To Do by Brião Ipanema
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » 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 by Oskar Panizza
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / German, Fiction » 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 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
You set the price! 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.