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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.
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.
Love Like Crazy by Niki Embers
Price: Free! Words: 111,850. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
College and career are hard enough without bringing love into the mix… But when Jesse and Kayla meet, their dreams merge into one. Until tragedy strikes. Now, thrust into a world of grief, others insist they are too young. But when you find the love of your life, all you can do is hold on and Love Like Crazy. Note: Love Like Crazy is a stand-alone story, and it doesn't have an evil cliffhanger!
"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?
All The Living And The Dead by Joseph Kenyon
Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This is the first half of a published novel All The Living And The Dead (Mill City Press, April 2016) by Joseph Kenyon. The full novel can be purchased through the author’s website – josephkenyonlit.com – and comments/questions about the novel can be made through the website as well. If you like what you read, please feel free to check out other stories by Joseph Kenyon on Smashwords.
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.
Samo Budi Tu by S.J Abbo
Price: Free! Words: 96,390. Language: Serbo-Croatian. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Coming of age
Topao i duhovit roman o zacelivanju rana iz prošlosti, porodici i prijateljstvu, začinjen sa malo akcije i ljubavnom pričom koja će vam usne razvući u veliki osmeh ali i opasno zacrveneti obraze.
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…
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.
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.
Wax by Eric Z.
Price: Free! Words: 52,870. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In a hauntingly perfect neighborhood only known as Woodbridge, Merci is at odds with himself, everything and everyone around him. As he struggles with life as a self-doubting yet somehow confident and sarcastic success to the people around him, his life changes when he meets a beautiful girl under the lamp lit streets of Primrose.
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...
A Cardboard Box by Jessica McKenzie
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: British English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Coming of age
The journey of life encompasses many memories. The act of collecting them together as we form our own identity can be perhaps be considered somewhat like gathering our poignant moments in the box of our minds. What's inside your box? 'A Cardboard Box' is a small collection of poetry relating to themes of relationships, identity and coming of age.