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How Miru Earned His Secret Name by Edward Stanton
Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016 by Open Books Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
This free bonus chapter shares a story not in the main novel, Wide as the Wind. It addresses how Miru, the main character, earned his secret name. Whether you have already read the novel and would like some extra background, or if you want to "test the waters" before you read Wide as the Wind, this standalone chapter will provide extra insight into our young hero, Miru.
Summer Meanders: A short stories collection. by Asha D.
Price: Free! Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A young professional creates alternate realities in the mind to survive the everyday grind. An ordinary family produces a not-so-ordinary child. A girl wins in sprinting without stirring a leg. In this small collection of short stories and flash fiction, tales of the young characters are a potent concoction.
Six Points In Time by Rod Wright
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,740. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age
The six Points in time cover the misadventures of young people during the last 150 years. Sarah gets into trouble trying to use a new invention, a sewing machine. Charlie wants a horse of his own. Robert is told that Betty is a witch. Professor Haley discovers the young passenger next to him is a genius. A grandfather tells how he handled a bully. Finally three kids meet a creepy clown
Melancholy and me by skytart yoon
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Familiar trail, familiar view, yet she is alone. There she meets melancholy, a piece of cloud handed to her.
Baby Dolls & Aliens by Linda Maye Adams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
It's the summer of 1976, when California is hot and dry, and Jenny is watching her mother wither away with the heat. Jenny tries to retreat to her backyard on a imaginary safari or a journey on the prairie. But even dolls on adventures aren't enough when the world is unraveling around her.
"When Okay is Enough" by Tyrean Martinson
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Nisa is having a bad enough day already when she runs into James. Should she help her old friend who doesn't talk to her anymore, or just walk away?
Ifechidere by Chinedu Enechi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Coming of age
A tale of a young girl done good, despite bullying and poverty ...
Julia by Karleah Olson
Price: Free! Words: 1,880. Language: Australian English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
Julia is a young, whimsical story about an outcast named Elliot who wants nothing more than to have a true friend. When he meets Julia, he feels he has finally found one. But Julia is not all that she seems.
The Empathy Circuit by Samuel Clift
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The world can be a very strange and alienating place. Jen has known this all her life, and at last she may have found someone else who knows it too. But time is fleeting, as Jen is all too aware, and no matter how desperately she wants to prevent its passing, it seems she never can. Perhaps the answer lies within the grandfather clock…
School for Angels by Elizabeth Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
Short Story When thirteen year-old Joey Callahan gets in trouble, he is sent to the School for Angels instead of Juvenile Detention. There he meets up with Sister Frances, a nun who keeps a watchful eye over him. When Joey is asked to help serve meals to the homeless, he grudgingly shows up. There he meets Sophie, a six-year-old who desperately needs someone to watch over her.
The Ghost of George Washington by Arthur Bliss
Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
In this short story by acclaimed Washington writer Arthur Bliss, six college freshman face an unexpected crisis in the forest ahead of the 2016 American presidential election. Will what they discover change how they view themselves and their country?
A Haunted Soul by Meredith Miller
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Tracey is haunted by many, many issues between her and her mother. This tale is all about how they resolve things and go back to having a happy relationship. Well, it also concerns a boy with stars on his shoes, but Tracey's mum wouldn't like us mentioning that.
The Feels by Jamaak Morris
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Inspirational(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three of Jamaak Morris’s many short stories that involve love, determination, strength, and forgiveness. The different protagonist in the different stories found the courage to do what is needed of them.
The Golden Child by Daniel Clayton
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Stephen Pendleton sees his childhood repeating himself. His brother, Ken, who was given everything as the eldest child while Stephen, the youngest, was neglected and abused. He's tried to put that behind him and move on with his life, but when he sees his younger nephew going through the same things, he finds himself reliving the past and his darkest impulses.
Limelight by David Neth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Coming of age
For Jay Owens, being a celebrity was exactly what he wanted: to be the center of attention. But when his estranged wife delivers some unexpected news, their staged marriage threatens to crumble, putting his career at risk yet again.
Killing Myself by Ulf Wolf
You set the price! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Coming of age
I tried to kill myself in the sixties. I wasn’t very good at it. And the thing about Aspirin is that 121 of them will not kill you. Not even close. They will, however, make your ears ring, and if you stage this perfectly, they will also accomplish the purpose of suicide: make them feel good and guilty. Leaving you in control.
Forever Days - Sample, First 2 Chapters (unedited) by Emlyn Hall
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: British English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Forever Days is the hilarious story of 5 friends. They meet at University and have the time of their lives. Upon graduating, they all make a pact: To meet at the same pub, on the same day every year, until one of them dies...