Life had been going fairly normal for 16 yo Mitchell Benning, until the annual spring community fair, during the 3rd term school holidays. One sentence from his so called best friend ended all of that in one fair swoop. A day after the fair, Mitchell packed up most of his belongings, and he was sent to his mother's spinster sister to live, and with hard times on the farm, he would not be returning to boarding school for the final school term of the year. Many years later, Mitchell will return to his home town, and a firestorm of a different kind will strike the town, not just the one with him returning to face the community.
Carlton Henderson, who at the age of 12, lost his father in a shipping accident, and for two years, he and his mother Elizabeth, struggled to survive. With the assistance of Carlton's uncle, his father's brother, Jayden - (Jay) and wife Jacqueline - (Jacq), who are owners of three Cray fishing boats in North- East Tasmania, Carlton spends his weekends and holidays working on the lead Cray boat with his Uncle and Aunt, while completing his high school education, then University to study Marine Science and Applied Science.
Feeling very much alone, Lloyd lowers the urn of his wife’s ashes into the water, as the sun is setting in the Indian Ocean, on a remote Cattle Station in Western Australia. What was to be a short visit to the station, changes dramatically, and Lloyd has to deal with all the challenges of being in a remote location, including a category 5 cyclone, an Earthquake and two wildfires.
When the countries on Earth are divided in so many ways, a huge private corporation plans and builds a deep space exploration vessel, to go way beyond the boundaries of our own solar system, with no certain outcome of if they would be returning or not...
But by pure chance they come across a cargo vessel that has been damaged by fire, with all crew lost, which changes everything for the crew of 11, on board the very first Deep Space Research and Exploration Shuttle named "Star Voyager".
This is the story of Australian Naval Officer - Lt Commander Lewis Shaw, who after receiving wounds from an IED, while serving as a explosives demolition expert, spends 12 weeks recovering from his injuries.
After being discharged from hospital, he travels to Perth, to stay with his best friend- Kylie, who is a Federal Police Officer, and after a bumpy reunion with his older half brother - Jeremy, he is offered a remote retreat to stay at, so he can continue his recovery, and this is when things take a dramatic turn in his life.
A new and monstrous project, of building the biggest ever submarine, that is bigger than a cruise ship.
A science research submarine that cruises the oceans of the world, to provide a variety of ocean research services, with the corporation establishing a base in an unexpected location in the North Pacific.
With the dramatic reunion of Sebastian and Lewis now over, and they having settled into their home in the Gascoyne region of WA, Xander settles down to life in Western Australia, attending boarding school, in the Western suburbs and spending weekends at the twins luxury home down the road, on the banks of the Swan River, but it is not long before events take a change of course for Xander.
Stepping off the bus from school, and clasping my boyfriend Kyle’s hand, I was unaware that my life was soon to change dramatically, while being distracted by Kyle, I didn’t notice that my stepfather had just driven past.
Within an hour, I would be packing my bags in preparation for a move to a new home and life, living with my uncle Mitchell and his husband Xavier.
This is the story of Devon Carlton, a young man, who started attending university studying Engineering, but switched to Architecture, and from there life takes a dramatic twist, firstly with national and international consequences, then to avoid media attention, Devon and his two apartment mates flee to a Pacific Island for a holiday, where they meet the members of the Celtic boy band EQD.