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    Fiction writer, mostly about his home state of Western Australia. He has also written a few Sci Fi Stories, and many of his stories are maritime based.
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    • Fiction
    • FanFiction
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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
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
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      • 2024 - Long May You Run
      • 2023 - Leap of Faith
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 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
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
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  1. Quokka's Christmas Stories

    By quokka, in Fiction. 12/21/2023 (Updated: 12/31/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • young adult
    • africa
    • antarctica
    • europe
    • christmas

    These are Christmas stories, that are about previous stories, as an added chapter.

    I hope that you enjoy it!

    Merry Christmas, and have a safe and prosperous New Year in 2024. Q

    • 3 Chapters
    • 4,765 Words
    • 3,018 Views
    • 16 Comments
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  2. Grantly

    By quokka, in Fiction. 11/05/2023 (Updated: 12/09/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Rich Boy
    • teen
    • under 18
    • travel
    • australia
    • europe
    • modern

    I have had a very unusual life, which started from the moment I was born and named Sebastian Mitchell Amos Grantly in Douglas, on the Isle of Man, UK. Things dramatically changed when just before Christmas and at nearly six years old, my mother and I flew to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, where my name officially became Mitchell Amos Grant, at first, I had no idea why.

    • 12 Chapters
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  3. Terror Again 2. Kenrick

    By quokka, in Fiction. 08/18/2023 (Updated: 09/03/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Action Fiction
    • young adult
    • train
    • australia

    A continuing story of Struan Kenrick, as he continues his life in the Army, making the occasional trip home to visit his brothers, and taking another train trip with his youngest brother Sawney, this time on the "Ghan", heading north to Darwin, where once again trouble follows them...

    • 10 Chapters
    • 26,653 Words
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    • 65 Comments
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  4. Disputed Sea 4. Lloyd Family Corp

    By quokka, in Fiction. 06/06/2023 (Updated: 07/18/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • asia
    • australia
    • military
    • modern

    Sick of the long drawn out dispute, Hamysh T Lloyd recruits his grandson, to lead a project that will hopefully put a stop to the dispute and bring harmony to the region once more. The problem is, that the project requires the authorisation of six sperate nations as well as the UN's International Court of Justice. The name of the Project is; Bermuda Triangle Project, thought of by a passing comment made during the planning of the project.

    • 14 Chapters
    • 25,462 Words
    • 14,021 Views
    • 91 Comments
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  5. Consulate Boy

    By quokka, in Fiction. 04/16/2023 (Updated: 05/22/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Political Thriller
    • teen
    • young adult
    • school
    • travel
    • modern
    • friendship

    Mateo Tate Edwards is a young man who since birth has been travelling the world with his family. Both parents are staff working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, and although born in New Zealand, he is an Australian who has travelled to some very amazing places with his father - Joachim, mother - Edith, older sister - Helena and younger brother - Kerwin.

    • 6 Chapters
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    • 52 Comments
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  6. Travelling Vets 3. Desert

    By quokka, in Fiction. 03/02/2023 (Updated: 05/09/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama
    • young adult
    • adult
    • travel
    • europe
    • fostering
    • modern

    Book Three of the Adventures of the Desert Vets - Marcus Sanderson and his husband Jexson Kendrik, accept an offer to do a Work Exchange with two Veterinarians from a Veterinary practice in Cardiff, Wales.

    • 25 Chapters
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    • 160 Comments
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  7. Tall Ship Journey 2. Tall Ship Adventures

    By quokka, in Fiction. 01/06/2023 (Updated: 01/25/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Action Fiction
    • teen
    • young adult
    • boat
    • australia
    • friendship
    • high school

    This is the continuing story of Zac and his good sailing mate Jordan, as they go through a very challenging and stressful event, that puts Jordan and his skipper - Carter in real life-threatening danger.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 12,190 Words
    • 10,943 Views
    • 41 Comments
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  8. Lord Edwin 3. Wigan

    By quokka, in Fiction. 11/09/2022 (Updated: 12/13/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama
    • young adult
    • boat
    • travel
    • australia
    • light-hearted
    • friendship

    After a few months of cruises around the Strahan area, I decided that I needed a change, but with my responsibilities in Tasmania, I was very reluctant to just fly off to Scotland and spend some time there. Instead, I decided on having an extended holiday onboard my new yacht, with just the crew on board

    • 16 Chapters
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  9. Tough Times

    By quokka, in Fiction. 09/19/2022 (Updated: 11/03/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • young adult
    • gay
    • road-trip
    • travel
    • australia
    • friendship

    Life has been very hard for me these past few months, with the Covid Virus quickly spreading around the world, which had resulted in the shutting down of a lot of businesses due to quarantine restrictions, and which resulted in me loosing me job and soon after my rental home of the past four years. Although I was single, gay and have no close family, with my parents killed in a train crash while on holidays when I was seventeen, and my two older siblings, Melissa and Trenton, not wanting to know me because of my sexuality, but I had managed to complete my high school education with high grades.

    • 14 Chapters
    • 37,141 Words
    • 26,199 Views
    • 113 Comments
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  10. Kit

    By quokka, in Fiction. 09/01/2022 (Updated: 09/16/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama
    • teen
    • travel
    • australia
    • europe
    • friendship
    • high school

    Kit is just an average Aussie country Kid, who at the age of twelve, was suddenly kicked out of home, and sent to live with his widower uncle in the city, over 200 kilometres to the southwest of his hometown. Along his journey towards adulthood, he gets to travel extensively overseas, and eventually attends a private school in Milan Italy, where he become best friends with another Aussie kid from Melbourne, who is related to European Royalty.

    • 8 Chapters
    • 21,287 Words
    • 19,501 Views
    • 74 Comments
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