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There Goes The Neighbourhood And Other Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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
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Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
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.
Ruin's Wasteful Entrance
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Series: Marius Besshaven, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
House of Atreus, meet the House of Frost. The rambling estate in the wooded hills of southern Ohio hides secrets. Murder begetting murder. Wickedness leading to more wickedness. It’s a story as old as time itself. Cast into this world after the death of his parents, young Marius Besshaven seeks the truth about his mother’s past and about his own identity. Will he find ruin? Resolution? Or death?
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue
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Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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
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Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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?
The Rabbit Died
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Two young people spend a trying morning together on Easter Sunday.
Lost in Me
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Series: Here and Now, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(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
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Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
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
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Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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
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Price: Free! Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » 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
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 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
Nine Lives of Adam Blake
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Price: Free! Words: 41,270. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Adam Blake knows what fate awaits him after death. He has died before, and will die again, and always it's the same. For Adam, there is no heaven, hell, reincarnation, or cold, final sleep. When he dies, his life flashes before his eyes—nothing skipped or overlooked—until it stops at age 12, one week after he had mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind his childhood house. Then, he wakes up.
The Penguin Encounter
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Price: Free! Words: 4,690. Language: American English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A young man, grown old. A lovely girl, long gone. The lingering ghost of a forgotten mass murder. An immutable artifact of violence. A tangle of black comedies, lost in translation.
Down the Throat of the Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Long Shot, Colorado is a magical place. It's just a matter of looking at it the right way.
Life of Cards
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Price: Free! Words: 25,990. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
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?
Snipe Hunting
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Price: Free! Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Chardonian Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
George's new friends take him snipe hunting. Despite the late hour and the older boys harassment, George sticks with the journey, A journey that isn't what any of them expect.
Why I Document
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Series: Free Short Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
These two short stories are a thank you gift to the readers that support the author: This includes: * Why I Document -- A reader wants to know why a particular prolific author is so keen on getting out technical documents. He meets the author and learns about their motivation. * First Concert -- A chance encounter of two souls results in an impromptu musical outpouring of songs from the heart.
Michael
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Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 1 review)
Michael has always been there, waiting outside windows and watching from the mirror, pulling me out of my college mistakes. I spent whole years trying to figure out how to get rid of him. Adults aren't supposed to have imaginary friends. Sometimes, though, I think he's the only thing that's real. We hurt one another, but in the end, the wounds are all mine.
The Curious Story of Hattie Brown
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Price: Free! Words: 45,060. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Bethnal Green, England, 1962 Following the death of her father, fourteen year old Hattie Brown begins to have a recurring dream of a strange and mysterious oak tree. Built into the trunk is a red door with a golden door knob and a lion head door knocker. The dream ends with the door opening to reveal a blinding white light that Hattie walks into.
Afternoon Conversations with Uncle Toby
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Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
"I do wonder at times if I’m slowly on my way to some mental disaster because I talk to you like I do and believe almost unshakably that you can help me try to figure out a way to synchronize the dreams in my brain with the potential in my hands." Insanity, comfort, or both? Listen in on Afternoon Conversations with Uncle Toby.