Coming-of-age stories, books, poems, and more

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Everyone has a beginning and an end. The best part of my life started around the middle, though I’ve had my fair share of trials and tribulations through the many poor decisions I’ve made. In each mistake there is a lesson to learn, an opportunity to grow through humility, and… Read More
High School angst seen through the eyes of two unlikely friends, Ash and Jordan. " The best years of their lives." Read More
Madison, the daughter of a crime boss, hailing from the country of Ter. Max, dashing, philanthropic business magnate with questionable morality, who bought a city in Ignitia, the country in which he resides. Emma, orphaned and raised by the wilds of her home country, Aquin. Sam, a normal kid, troubled… Read More
What would follow if, in 1969, a young man barely out of teens went to Berlin and fell in love with a beautiful East Berlin girl? . . . And the girl was, in reality, a communist agent, working as a honeypot for the Stasi, East Germany’s notorious secret police?… Read More
A mysterious yet friendly older gentleman - Signor Beinardo - instills the love of stories in a young man in Italy, but not everyone approves of Beinardo's potentially corrupting influence. Read More
Come the Moment: A collection of Intimate coming-of-age short stories about people you think you know. With a famous person obliquely revealed through every story, Come the Moment gives you a glimpse of the human face behind the legend. But can you see them? Can you unravel the truth? Dreamers,… Read More
Alone and lost in the mountains with his six-year-old sister, fifteen-year-old Zach Walker is faced with the task of keeping them alive while finding help for their parents who have been kidnapped. To make matters worse, Zach is being followed by a man set on killing him and another whose… Read More
A story of a boy who feels lost after the death of his loved ones, he begins to feel like it his fault after more he cares about die around him. Read More

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Beaming with thoughts of grandeur, what will one man do to prove himself worthy of the lifestyle he dreams of, and how far until his ambition takes him before the past catches up. On the run from a past he is ready to disown, Tony is determined to be the… Read More
A transgender girl learns to accept herself through watching and assimilating to the "perfect" family next door. Read More
This is the story Lourdes, who was a girl on the verge of entering the adult world in the 19th century. She is a privileged child from a very rich family. Her parent's ambition is that she will get married to the right person and be a good wife. The… Read More
You wake. Everyone is gone. It takes silence to find yourself. Read More

Short Story / Young Adult

November 21, 2019

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Comments: 6

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Book / Fantasy

November 05, 2019

Like most 15-year-old boys, tending sheep and shoveling shit holds little interest to Tanor. He thinks of nothing but escaping his dull and boring life. Tanor, along with his friends, soon find themselves neck deep in trouble after disguising an angry skunk as the bride’s black cat for a wedding… Read More
This is a coming of age/romance story. It follows two individuals a boy Keith, and a girl Kiara who live in a world like our own, but this world exists in an alternate universe. Starting the story as preteens this is the story of how they grow up, fall in… Read More

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Adam has to face loneliness as summer nears its end. Read More

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"A touching, moving, and well written story." Read More

A mother asks her young son to write about his dream of being a major league baseball pitcher. This is the prologue for the recently released novel, Switch-Pitcher. Read More
Longing to escape the suburbs, young goth Jim Scarpelli dreams of the day he can move to Chicago. Yet as an unemployed college-dropout, opportunities are slim. Then he meets Barb, an older artist whose hoity-toity background underscores just how plebian his own his. Sparks fly, but Jim fears to admit… Read More
Her mother cares only for money, her dad is no where to be seen, and she has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder with psychotic features. Will she let her struggles get the best of her or will she take matters into her own hands? Read More
Elisabeth returns home after a prolonged stay at finishing school to find her mother at death's door. Her mother confides her with a secret. Elisabeth is a magic user and must learn to wield her power to protect herself from a coven of witches who would seek to use her… Read More
Elisabeth and her brother, Edvard, flee over the mountains. Their stepmother's magic is in hot pursuit. In an attempt to force Elisabeth to return and become a pawn in the witches game of power, Olivia transforms Edvard into a creature of the forest and uses a mind-link she created with… Read More
Dee and Jack have traveled to Arkansas in an epic blizzard, mourned a National Disaster and been gifted an 'aircraft carrier'. And that's just the first few days of their life in Arkansas. They learn quickly that the life of a police officer in a sleepy little southern town is… Read More
The story is set in Present day but also 2017. The story is mainly about a dancer called Emma. She finds out she’s got Lung cancer and moves away from her closet friends for a year. When she returns home no one know why but Emma has secret that she… Read More

Book / Young Adult

May 23, 2020

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Comments: 1

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A Maiden, a king, and an officer; each with their own secret. One is haunted by the black shroud that covers her mind. One is haunted by the burden of a nation and the iron rule of his mother. One is haunted by his station. All will be haunted by… Read More
Don't let the numerical order fool you—no one ever moves from denial to acceptance in five easy steps. Sometimes, before you can concede, you're forced to test extremes. “I know you're mad, and probably hurt, but that's on me. I did what I had to do, son. This business is… Read More
honey decides to reconnect with her past loves in an attempt to seek closure and compile memories for her writing portfolio. what she gets though, is way more than she bargained for. Read More
Just added a few chapters and details to existing chapters, This will be the final version before I publish on Kindle. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I did writing it!!! Ever wondered if there is really such a thing as a soulmate? Jack and Dee discover… Read More
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