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Quarter Life Crisis: A Novel by Patrick Anderson, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 75,870. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Meet Sean, 25. Meet Lauren, 24. Up until now, neither one of them has had a clue what they were doing with their lives. After tonight...they still won't.
Huntsman Returned by Andrew Michael Schwarz
Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
Their ship crashed on a primitive planet inhabited by giant predatory cats and prehistoric hominids. The only ones who survived were housed in a portion of the ship that was built more securely: the nursery.
Shine Your Eye by Sharon Abimbola Salu
Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Coming of age
Seni's older brother, Dele meets an attractive young woman on campus. Her name is Veronica. As Seni becomes acquainted with more details of Veronica, she believes that this woman is not who Dele thinks she is. Will her stubborn brother take his sister's advice or learn the hard way that a woman's intuition is often right?
The Orange & Blue Drive-In by Jeff Munnis
Price: Free! Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
“The Orange & Blue Drive-In touches on a lot of big issues—class and coming of age and small town America in the 60s—with care and sophistication. It is beautifully written with a strong yet quiet line.” —Juliana Spahr, winner of the Hardison Poetry Prize, and author of eight volumes of poetry
Clara: A Short Story by Faith Cotter
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Coming of age
Catholic school kid Clara Cooper wants to go home. She has some unfinished business to attend to, and really needs God to give her attempt at truancy a bit of heavenly aid. When she fails to convince the nurses, the principal, and her mama that she is sick enough to leave school, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX - Falling for a Kiss by Gene Clements
Series: Tilly and Elmer FlashbackX, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
In the FlashbackX series, Tilly and Elmer, a Midwestern couple in their sixties, reminisce about their awkward but passionate high school romance. Elmer knew that tradition required him to kiss Tilly on the third date. He wanted to, but when he found her dressed as a vampire for the Halloween dance, his well rehearsed strategy took a scary turn. They're still laughing about it fifty years later.
Out of Order by Jonathan Jackson
Price: Free! Words: 27,670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Charlotte is brilliant for her teenage years but her intellect doesn't serve her well. She's too smart for her own good and ends up homeless in the streets of a big city.
The Black Place Inside by Troy McCombs
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
After a massive earthquake ravages the world, one man becomes trapped underground in his car. Darkness, lonliness, and isolation become his only friends. If that wasn't bad enough, his own sanity begins to waver away, as well. Over time, he begins to reflect on his life and learns some very valuable lessons. Can they help him escape the black place inside?
There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories by Jeff Roulston
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A collection of three brand new short stories about characters young, old and in between. They are sons, brothers and fathers; good people, but they are human, and therefore flawed and ultimately misunderstood.
Candles by Robert E Vonne
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
What makes a person's opinions and insights valuable to society? It might not be the vision from the top, such as from presidents and billionaires. The outsider sees where the herd is going, and what beliefs are leading it there. In general, there are no outsiders as potentially valuable as the disabled; in these two stories, the inspiring visions of two young mentally ill people are displayed.
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue by Christy Summerland
Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
The Hockey Stalker: A Love Story by Lesley Krueger
Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A man with a fetish for women hockey players starts stalking a women's team -- and fixates on Janis Trevor. In this hilarious short story, Janis already faces man problems. Her husband has walked only a few months of marriage, and now she has a boyfriend who won't commit. As the troll-like stalker sticks to her like wet ice, Janis has to skate her way to freedom. Or maybe a commitment. Who knows?
Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 1 review)
When an injury leaves Hanna Thompson without her last year of memories, her life seems perfect—right down to an engagement ring from Max Hallowell, her life-long crush. Does she have the life she always wanted or is it a façade propped up by secrets she doesn’t know she has? She needs answers, but the only person who has them is Nate Crane, the sexy rocker who wants her for himself.
Teenager's Tale by Tyler Majaga
Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Coming of age
Teenager's Tale is a series that tells the story of a group of teenagers who grow up amid the challenges of the stage in the city of Francistown in Botswana. We see the story through the eyes of Brandon Chdizala, who is the main character and his friends. "Episode One: Humble Beginnings" is the first part of the series.
What Never Happened: An Observation by Nick Stokes
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
I Tried to Tell You but You Wouldn't Listen by Cindy Matias
Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story I wrote inspired by some of the things recently going on in my life and some of my thoughts. I recently had problems opening up to anyone and the whole situation was frustrating everyone. I talked to my doctor about it and she suggested therapy. That's where the whole idea of this story came from, even though I never got therapy myself. Enjoy.
Pelican Smile by Wendy Beach
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Penny Leighton's father dies a huge hole is left in her heart, and it is a hole she has fallen into deeply. She becomes preoccupied with the need to know where his remains have been scattered. Desperate to set her father's haunting spirit free she, instead, discovers how to set herself free—to forgive
Life of Cards by Anthony Wrytt
Price: Free! Words: 25,990. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Coming of age
A young man named Anthony Holmes sacrifices everything for the lifestyle of his dreams only to find that his "perfect" life not only lacks any kind of joy or meaning but is also fragile and unstable like a tall house of cards. Can he find true happiness?