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Primary Genre: General Fiction
Follows the personal growth and development of a protagonist from youth to adulthood. "growing up"
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      • 2023- Exploration -Poetry
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
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      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
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      • 2024 - Long May You Run
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      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
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      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
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      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
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      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
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  1. Adam's Grace

    By CasualWanderer82, in Fiction. 02/08/2024 (Updated: 03/04/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, Romantic Fantasy, Coming of Age
    • young adult
    • gay
    • rural
    • first time
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • religion
    • friendship

    Once upon a time, in a little town called Dog's Creek, there was a boy named Adam...

    • 2 Chapters
    • 12,848 Words
    • 2,386 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  2. All My Dreams Pass Before My Eyes

    By JLynch, in Fiction. 01/10/2024 (Updated: 03/04/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Rich Boy, Contemporary Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • under 18
    • university
    • anal
    • masturbate
    • coming of age
    • high school

    Coming of age, coming out, sexual confusion, seduction. These themes and others are explored in the winding tale of Toby, Carey, and their friends, loves, and acquaintances.

    • 26 Chapters
    • 90,163 Words
    • 22,396 Views
    • 153 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  3. You're so Weird

    By Arch Hunter, in Fiction. 02/28/2024 (Updated: 03/02/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • gay
    • roommates
    • under 18
    • anal
    • first time
    • oral

    Mike finds himself in an unexpected and uncomfortable situation. New school, new town, new family, and most notably, new roommate. And life seems to only get crazier every day.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 7,914 Words
    • 2,888 Views
    • 34 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  4. Thicker Than Water

    By John Henry, in Fiction. 05/20/2023 (Updated: 03/02/2024)

    Genres: Comedy, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern, Drama, Coming of Age, Contemporary Literary
    • teen
    • north america
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • pansexual
    • mental health

    14-year-old Bryan Padilla is caught between worlds he doesn't feel connected to. Having been abandoned by their birth parents at a young age, Bryan and his younger brother, Caleb, were adopted by a family friend, Diego Padilla, and raised in a culture not of their own. Though it is the only life Caleb has ever known, Bryan inwardly struggles with his feelings about life, death, race and sexuality. Things escalate shortly after the death of his birth mother. Can Bryan come to terms with his situation as a figure from his past tries to upend his entire life?

    • 39 Chapters
    • 87,955 Words
    • 56,863 Views
    • 636 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  5. As They Say - (Revised)

    By D.K. Daniels, in Fiction. 04/02/2023 (Updated: 02/29/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Literary
    • teen
    • gay
    • first time
    • coming out
    • serious
    • love
    • friendship
    • late 20th century

    Adam Walsh is a popular small-town Irish boy who gets paired with the new arrival in town. Ross, however, is a city boy, hailing from London. Being total opposites, they somehow manage to cross paths. What starts as nervous giggles and jittery speech turns into a bond that will forever change both teenagers, as they'll experience something more than friendship. How will the boy's parents, friends, and love for each other come together? Will it either work in their favor or wedge them apart forever?

    • 31 Chapters
    • 50,426 Words
    • 33,709 Views
    • 114 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  6. Connor and the Wolves 5. The Neko Astara

    By Yeoldebard, in Fiction. 04/03/2023 (Updated: 02/26/2024)

    Genres: Fantasy, General Fiction, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Low Fantasy, Anthropomorphic Fantasy, Werewolves, Shifters
    • young adult
    • were-creatures
    • disability
    • transgender
    • interracial
    • non-binary

    Khurtschono is a bigender neko living in a blended family of werewolves. Soren Eilan has lived a solitary life for the last eight years. An unexpected friendship flourishes when they meet.
    But their friendship is based on a lie. That lie will be put to the test when they meet the son of two Wolf Patrol guards.
    Can their friendship survive the truth?

    • 49 Chapters
    • 119,863 Words
    • 21,761 Views
    • 162 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  7. The Cockney Canuck

    By Dodger, in Fiction. 08/15/2015 (Updated: 02/22/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • teen
    • bisexual
    • north america
    • coming of age
    • light-hearted
    • adopt
    • modern

    Following the death of his mother, fifteen-year-old Robbie is forced to move from England to start a new life living with his uncle’s family in Canada. Homesick, confused, and missing his close friend, it soon becomes clear to his new family that Robbie is carrying more than a suitcase of baggage.

    • 167 Chapters
    • 1,015,618 Words
    • 1,010,005 Views
    • 4,100 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  8. Blood Of The Wilde

    By CasualWanderer82, in Fiction. 10/02/2023 (Updated: 02/21/2024)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • young adult
    • suburban
    • incest
    • dark
    • serious
    • 20th century
    • brothers
    • politics

    The only people that matter in Iron's Saint town are the Wilde family. They're affluent, celebrated, and admired. But behind their flawless existence, dark secrets lie. Ones that will shake the foundations of everything they built and stand for.

    • 8 Chapters
    • 76,675 Words
    • 7,450 Views
    • 24 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. Well, What Do You Want To Know?

    By PhillMakracken, in Fiction. 02/06/2024 (Updated: 02/20/2024)

    Genres: Fantasy, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Coming of Age, Alternate History, Cultural
    • adult
    • gay
    • under 18
    • serious
    • friendship

    Just because you believe it’s right for you doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. The trends of today are not new or even the right thing to do. Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s good. Meant to open up minds as well as eyes.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 22,656 Words
    • 2,745 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
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