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Found 3 works tagged 'coming of age'.




Claire Humphrey

Good People

Published Aug 15, 2019 · 5,061 words (19 minutes) · 39 views

Literary Fiction coming of age bipolar disorder drug use everyone sucks

If you've ever wondered what I was doing before I started writing speculative fiction, now you can find out. This was one of my earliest stories, written when I was still in school. If you knew me then? This isn't how it happened.





Elizabeth Hopkinson

Signor Pietro's Pigeon

Published Jul 30, 2019 · 2,950 words (11 minutes) · 1 view

Historical coming of age 18th century prizewinning Yorkshire

A young boy learns a lesson when he tries to secure his pigeon fame and fortune at the grand opening of Halifax Piece Hall in 1779. Shortlisted in the HWA/Dorothy Dunnet Short Story Competition 2017.


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Rebecca Gomez Farrell


Published May 29, 2019 · 1,030 words (4 minutes) · 192 views

Horror losing a child childhood Bugs insects coming of age metamorphosis cartilage

Markella’s earliest memories are of the sounds outside her window. At hours when no men moved, rustling branches and shuffling grass woke her. A beating pulse like slower, fleshier helicopter blades banished sleep: thlush-a-lum thlush-a-lum.


2010 was a boon year for these butterflies in my garden. I had a dozen chrysalis in all manner of morphs at any one time. In this image you can see the new green chrysalis coloration, one that’s about ready to emerge (the clear one), and a butterfly that’s already come out. They will hang for hours and dry their wings and are, in fact, quite fragile.