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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.
    Western Australia 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
    • Fiction
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    • Poetry
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 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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      • 2017- April Fool's
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      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. 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
    • 5,860 Views
    • 36 Comments
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  2. 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
    • 31,032 Words
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    • 77 Comments
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  3. 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
    • 17,285 Views
    • 113 Comments
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  4. 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
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    • 72 Comments
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  5. Tall Ship Adventures 1. Tall Ship Adventures

    By quokka, in Fiction. 06/27/2022 (Updated: 07/30/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Nautical
    • teen
    • under 18
    • boat
    • australia
    • friendship

    “What about you Zackary? Do you have any plans to keep you busy during the holidays?” Mum asked me. I so hated that name, but it is the name I was given at birth, and my middle name was just as bad, and I refused to use it, and regularly reminded my parents and brother to never speak that name.

    As I considered the question, I wondered if the casual summer job that I have for the past few years was still available, which I had really enjoyed, and began just two days after Boxing Day. “I don’t know, nothing until after Christmas, and after that I am hoping that I will have my usual old job,” I replied.

    • 17 Chapters
    • 30,528 Words
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    • 127 Comments
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  6. Deep Space New World 4. Deep Space

    By quokka, in Fiction. 06/10/2022 (Updated: 06/22/2022)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • young adult
    • off-planet
    • space
    • future
    • friendship

    With tensions still high regarding gaining access to deep space, the High Council decides that there is only one way to resolve this issue and bring a closer peace to Earth....

    • 8 Chapters
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  7. David F

    By quokka, in Fiction. 06/02/2022 (Updated: 06/06/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • young adult
    • adult
    • road-trip
    • europe
    • friendship
    • late 20th century

    As part of a college assignment, I was required to write a continuing story of one of my favourite stories...

    I am David written by Anne Holm

    This is that assignment piece... Enjoy

    • 4 Chapters
    • 2,630 Words
    • 4,104 Views
    • 23 Comments
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  8. Farm Tales

    By quokka, in Non-Fiction. 05/28/2022 (Updated: 06/01/2022)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Autobiography
    • teen
    • young adult
    • urban
    • australia
    • serious
    • animals
    • modern

    This is a collection of very short stories, that I had written over thirty years ago, when I first started to write, and they are recollections of real events that took place on the farm where I grew up in Western Australia…

    Only four chapters for now, unless I recall a few other events in the mean time...

    Q

    • 4 Chapters
    • 2,104 Words
    • 3,777 Views
    • 20 Comments
    • Mature
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  9. Himalayan Home

    By quokka, in Fiction. 04/23/2022 (Updated: 05/18/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama
    • teen
    • roommates
    • australia
    • religion
    • modern
    • high school

    Born in the small town of Maydena in Tasmania, Australia, from the age of just two years, my home is over 6,000 kilometres away where I have grown up, in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. My full name, is Dechen Christopher Yeshe Hamilton. We have our main home in the capital of Thimbu, where we live for seven months from in the late autumn, winter and early spring, and for the rest of the time, for five months, we live in the northern Himalayan mountains, where my parents work to provide medical care and assist with education of the children in the remote of villages of Bhutan.

    • 11 Chapters
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  10. Desert Vets 2. Desert

    By quokka, in Fiction. 02/21/2022 (Updated: 03/19/2022)

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

    Jexon and Marcus are now married, and return home to meet two new staff members, so building alterations to the upstairs area of the Vet Hospital and a brand new aircraft waiting on the tarmac, a wedding gift from the family. It isn't long before both Marcus and Jexon are in full swing with work, been called out to the new Quarantine Station just East of the border, with them landing on the new airfield on the west side of the border.

    • 9 Chapters
    • 22,311 Words
    • 13,905 Views
    • 71 Comments
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