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The Quarry
By Don Shogren
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Forty years ago, forty feet in the air, a quandary ... and a good friend.
The Gamekeeper
By Brian Parker
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this short story by Brian Parker, a young boy learns one of life's lessons, a lesson that he will carry with him for life.
Sacrifices
By AM Kirkby
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the Etruscan city of Cisra, the boy Karkana sacrifices his prize possession to help a prisoner of war. But the true implications of his act won't be felt till years later.
Bewitching Earth
By Lorraine Ray
Price: Free! Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Love for the world, and its many beautiful niches, heals a young girl's heartache after a short affair with an older man.
Face in the Water (A Short Story)
By Charles Sheehan-Miles
Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Jerusalem, 1989: After his best friend dies of a drug overdose, a Georgia Tech student walks away from his life, eventually winding up in the ancient and narrow streets of Jerusalem during the first Palestinian Intifada. An early short story written by Charles Sheehan-Miles, author of the surprise indie bestseller Republic: A Novel of America's Future.
The Draft
By Michael C. Boxall
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Short story about the end of a 1960s childhood in Massachusetts
Our Time Together
By Jeremy Perry
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
While sitting at his father's deathbed, a man reminisces about a hunting trip that he had taken with his dad, and hero, many years before. It is then he comes to understand just how meaningful that hunting trip really was. Our Time Together is also a part of the ten story collection Under the Willow Tree and Other Stories.
Compass Rose
By Scott Roche
You set the price! Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
This is a prequel story for an upcoming series of novellas that I'll be writing. Standing up against bullies was nothing new to Rose. As a transgendered teen, she'd stood up to enough of it in her own life. This time though it had dangerous, almost deadly consequences. Given the power to level the playing field, she must decide on the best direction to go.
Sisters
By Meredith Rae Morgan
Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
At 16, Charlotte Jefferson was an illiterate runaway. Rescued by a stranger, she was placed in an orphanage run by nuns, where she worked in the kitchen. At 18, she joined the convent. A few years later, against her wishes, the community elected her to be its mother superior. As the decades pass, Charlotte goes to extraordinary lengths to care for the aging members of her community.
Hoodie
By Brendon Lancaster
You set the price! Words: 107,870. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
0.75 star(3.83 from 6 reviews)
Ben (aka Hoodie) is a contemporary anti-hero, struggling to retain his integrity in a world of shifting values. His escapades provide a blend of up-to-date realism, dream-like escapism and gritty hard-hitting action, all while navigating a magical mystery tour of his mind.
The Tent
By Michael C. Boxall
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A young photographer gets a glimpse of an unfamiliar world. 1900 words
Momma Said Never Date Bi-Polar Alcoholic Divorcees
By Louis Kahn Nin
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Urban post-postmodern poems from the avant-pop, avant-porn school of iconoclast literature...
When We Escape- A Short Story
By M M-Stewart
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"I'm getting married and I'm only nineteen. Oh, and by the way, I'm pregnant." These are the thoughts of MiKayla as she awaits the final moments until she has to say "I do." She's frightened about what the future could possibly hold, and is wondering if it's too late to back out and say "I don't."
Oil On Troubled Waters
By Clare Tanner
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Communication becomes so hard in the teenage years. Families can fall apart over misunderstandings. If only we could all learn to listen to each other.
Jesse's Girl
By Alex Exley
Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.
King Jimmy
By Sue Verrochi
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boys and girls begin a dangerous game in a school yard one cold winter's day. (Short fiction)
Scholarship
By Ian John Copeland
Price: Free! Words: 102,880. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Rocks Preparatory School for Boys lived in its own world. 140 odd boys and 16 teaching staff inhabited the school, mostly isolated from the outside world not just by the boundaries but also by the society they formed for themselves. Like all communities, most conformed, but some did not. A story of friendship and loss at a 1960s boarding school.
The Great Shark Hunt
By Andrew Bardin Williams
Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
As if battling a fifteen-foot Great White Shark off the coast of Northern California wasn't enough, Jack McClure must fend off his marine biologist friend who is hitting on the girl of his dreams. Will Jack find his voice in time to land the shark and the girl?
The Connexion of Khayaddi Cura
By Nick Robb
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
One day, Draxar and Gracie Cura decided to try for one last child. What they hatched is a male they named Khayaddi Khospir. They decided to raise this child themselves, instead of a foreign crown. They really did this because they had to hide him and they did successfully for many years until he came of age and decided that did until he came of age and wanted to face them himself.
Mountains and Valleys
By John Cuando
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
a short story about a young boy growing up in industrial south wales gradually coming to terms with his changing world.