Short stories tagged with Growing Pains

Listing 3 stories.

A twelve-year-old boy has grown up his entire life being taught how to restrain his mother, who experiences monstrous transformations that leave her unrecognizable. When his father gets trapped in a room intended to restrain the mother, the boy has to quickly mature, lest he lose both his parents.

A grown man remembers the summer of 1984 when a girl he had a crush on took him on a tour of her haunted house.

A senior in high school realizes she is in love with an acquaintance within weeks of graduating, and she tries to initiate something before they both leave for college.