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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.
Traveler: Losing Legong by Tim Dennis
Series: Traveler. Price: Free! Words: 125,380. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Coming of age
Earth's society has collapsed, diasporas drain the best and brightest. Hundreds of years later, Myles, a young bureaucrat, drifts through his days on Legong aimlessly, until a Traveler from a recovered Earth arrives, sending his quiet colony spiraling into fear and chaos. Now Myles's actions will determine not only his future, but the fate of family, friends and the colony itself.
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.
The Last Letter: A Novel by Susan Pogorzelski
You set the price! Words: 72,450. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Written as a series of letters between 1999 and 2003, The Last Letter is a touching coming-of-age tale about Lia Lenelli, a teenage girl struggling to shape her own identity while Lyme disease threatens to tear her world apart. Based on the author's own journey with chronic Lyme disease, The Last Letter is a moving story of survival, hope, and the legacy we weave.
Killing Myself by Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! 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.
A Boy’s Life by David Halliday
Series: The Invisible Man. You set the price! Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
A Boy's Life is a novelette, Part of a multi series of books under the banner THE INVISIBLE MAN. Mackenzie Philips is a young boy dealing with school, bullies, girls, and boredom. But Mackenzie harbours a terrible secret, one that he cannot share. Threatened by bigger boys, teachers, and the police, Mackenzie is afraid of only one person... God.
Dorm Room by Georgia Payne
You set the price! Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Coming of age
One is sleeping with her professor, one is after her boyfriend, and one...well one just wants to make it through college.
Death and Life and Death by Michael Allender
Series: The Life and Times of Bindigo and Abbie Joules, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Abbie Joules and her older brother, Bendigo, have to face the reality of mortality as their favorite aunt--Sherry--succumbs to a deadly disease. Fighting despair, Bendigo volunteers at the hospital, trying to drown his sorrow in good deeds for the less fortunate, a tribute to his beloved aunt. But in an act of devilish irony, he encounters evil incarnate.
Paying for College - The Novel by Kenneth Szulczyk
Price: Free! Words: 66,950. Language: American English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Brothers, all I wanted to do was attend a university and escape a small town with no job prospects or future. But it seems every time I opened my mailbox at the dorm, I pulled out another tuition bill with a looming due date. So I had to do the unthinkable. Break a few rules. Do some insane things. Then everything just became crazy.