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Joined 05-09-03, id: 382316, Profile Updated: 09-19-14
Author has written 51 stories for Thunderbirds.

Why did I choose 'quiller' as a name? Well,a while back I discovered the mediaeval word 'rebus' - an image that represents your name (see, people were doing this long before avatars were even thought of!) and I chose the symbol you see here as a pun on my name (Pen). So when I needed a 'pen-name' 'quiller' was the obvious choice. And for some reason I think it looks better with a lower case 'q'.

What can I say about myself? I've now been writing on this site for more than ten years (where has the time gone?). I'd been making up stories in my own head for years, and always thought I was a bit mad. A friend introduced me to this site and - hey!- I find there are others like me too!

I've learnt a lot during this time (I hope), and made some great friends. Sometimes I think you who read my stories know more about the 'real' me, my hopes, my values, than the people I see every day at work who only see my 'public' face

A final word about my stories. It bugs me when I am half-way through reading someone's story, only to find that they never finished it. So I always try have have a story complete before I post it here. However, this means there is no point asking for more - if one chapter is all I've posted, then I'm afraid that's all my Muse has seen fit to give me!

One last note. If you want to put a story of mine in your C2 list I would appreciate being asked first. Many thanks.

//Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.//

- Scott Adams

Update September 2014

Since I first ventured into the realms of fanfiction, my real life has undergone a complete makeover. In 2011 I decided to walk away from my old life, giving up my job and selling my home to travel around the world and do some of the things on my 'bucket list', including meeting many of the people I have come to know through writing on this site.

Since my return I have turned the blog I wrote on my travels into a series of books and am now proud to announce that the first of these has just come out on Amazon.

'Travels with a Penguin; Book 1 - USA' covers the inspiration and preparation for my journey, and my trip across the USA. Later books will follow my adventures through New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka.

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Weathering the Storm by tiylaya reviews
When an unexpected storm shipwrecks a holidaying Jeff Tracy and three of his young sons, they're thrown into a situation far more dangerous and complex than anyone initially realises.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 102,975 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 10/16/2009 - Published: 9/26/2009 - Complete
FUGUE by Spense reviews
TV Verse. A catastrophic watershed event in the lives of the Tracy family causes each to reexamine their relationship with the others, and how much they take for granted.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 43,962 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/6/2006 - Published: 2/10/2006 - Complete
Heading Home by BoomerCat reviews
Gordon takes a trip.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,093 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/5/2005 - Gordon T.
Hunter, Prey by Sapphire1 reviews
STATUS: COMPLETE An underwater explosion almost kills John. He doesn't know that there he picks up an uninvited guest - one who has come to Earth to find another of his kind who is hiding inside somebody on the island. I do love reviews
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 27,872 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/7/2005 - Published: 12/24/2004 - Complete
Giant Spider by Rathead reviews
There's a big spider.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,419 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/2/2004 - Complete
Peace and QUIET! by Mad-Friend reviews
Seven year old Gordon Tracy is finding his feet as a practical joker and all his father wants is some peace and quiet. Complete.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,928 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 11/8/2003 - Complete
Never A Dull Moment by Lemur3402 reviews
A typical day on Tracy Island-sort of.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,738 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/10/2003 - Complete
Lifeline by Jaimi-Sam reviews
In IR's first year of operation, Scott grapples with the emotional fallout of leading his most difficult rescue - but he can't do it without help.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,466 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/19/2003 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
Everything Happens For A Reason by Purupuss reviews
The Tracy boys live out their first rescue attempt, and then relive it years later *complete*
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 18,608 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/4/2003 - Published: 1/20/2003 - Complete
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On the edge reviews
Jeff helps an old friend. This story was the winner of the 2015 TIWF 'Rescue Me' challenge.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,337 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/2 - Jeff T. - Complete
Breaking with tradition reviews
Brains gets a chance to experience a different sort of Christmas. My entry for the Tracy Island Writers' Forum 2014 'Christmas with a difference' challenge.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2014 - Complete
The importance of punctuality reviews
It's the night before Christmas, but can the combined forces of International Rescue get Alan to where he needs to be on time?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,212 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2013 - Alan T. - Complete
Riding the Tiger reviews
There is a saying that if you want to ride a tiger, you need to hold on tight. My response to the latest challenge for the members of the Tracy Island writers' Forum uses three different accounts to describe the climax to the Thunderbird 6 film.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,291 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/9/2013 - Alan T., Parker - Complete
Trapped in the sky reviews
A spell of duty on Thunderbird Five turns out to be a challenge for Scott in more ways than one. My entry in the 2013 TIWF Ficswap Challenge.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,250 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2013 - Scott T. - Complete
300 word challenge reviews
I was recently set a challenge by a colleague to write a story in 300 words – no more, no less - to include Scott's boots, Grandma's oven and a romantic kiss out on the balcony. Here is the result.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/12/2012 - Jeff T., unknown 1 - Complete
Helpless reviews
John has to face his greatest fear.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,112 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/2/2012 - John T. - Complete
Never give up? reviews
Virgil makes a resolution. A short story based on the TIWF Muse Teaser 'Resolutions'
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,416 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2012 - Virgil T., Scott T. - Complete
A tight spot reviews
Virgil finds himself somewhere unexpected. A story written for the TIWF 'Clue' challenge.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,978 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/1/2010 - Virgil T. - Complete
Lullaby reviews
A bed-time story
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 851 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/21/2010 - Alan T., Tintin - Complete
The girl on the number 7 bus reviews
An in-canon scene where Lucille Tracy meets Parker
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,349 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Parker, unknown 1 - Complete
Blind Landing reviews
A tale from Scott's Air Force days that was my entry for the TIWF Halloween challenge
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,356 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2009 - Scott T., Virgil T. - Complete
The pool reviews
Strange happenings when the Tracy boys spend a night in the wilderness. My entry for the TIWF kiss-a-brother challenge
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,905 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/30/2009 - Alan T. - Complete
A useful skill reviews
A shaggy dog story written for the TIWF Halloween challenge
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,354 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/11/2008 - Scott T., John T. - Complete
The undead past reviews
Brains tries an experiment, but gets more results than he bargained for. Final chapter now posted.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,506 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/16/2008 - Published: 2/24/2008 - Complete
Early warning reviews
Occasionally IR receive hoax calls – but there is more to this particular series of calls than is first apparent.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,039 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/19/2007 - Alan T., John T. - Complete
Listening cure reviews
A sequel to JulesDPM's Talking Cure, written for the TIWF sequel challenge
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,471 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/1/2007 - Scott T., Jeff T. - Complete
Appointments reviews
It's not only the TB craft that need regular maintenance and repair. A look at the Tracys through the eyes of someone that many of us might feel has the best job in the world.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,215 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/20/2007 - Complete
Promises reviews
A series of stories in which promises are made, kept – or sometimes broken.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,965 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/14/2007 - Published: 3/8/2007 - Complete
Drabbles reviews
Drabbles written for the TIWF challenge plus a few more added for the Classic Thunderbirds Showcase C2 group
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,364 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/28/2007 - Published: 9/20/2006 - Complete
Kindred spirits II reviews
What can you do if you're being stalked….by a ghost?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,373 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/30/2006 - John T. - Complete
Kindred spirits reviews
Loneliness can be a powerful force. It can even bring people together.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,801 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2006 - John T. - Complete
Inheritance reviews
A rescue in England takes an unexpected turn for Scott
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,865 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/24/2006 - Scott T. - Complete
The deciding factor reviews
Why is there a china plate on the cabin wall of Thunderbird One? Here is one possible answer.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,595 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/13/2006 - Scott T. - Complete
First flight reviews
A series of short stories in which each of the Tracy brothers shares a special memory.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,908 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/7/2006 - Published: 3/12/2006 - Complete
A question of priorities reviews
Lucille knows just how she wants to spend Valentine's Day, but Jeff has other plans.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,096 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2006 - unknown 1, Jeff T. - Complete
Getting there reviews
Gordon comes across a picture that brings back some old memories. A sequel to my 'Ordeal'
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,768 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/22/2006 - Gordon T. - Complete
Near miss reviews
A short story for Christmas
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 801 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/18/2005 - Virgil T. - Complete
Another bout of insanity reviews
A sequel to Ms. Imagine's 'Insanity'
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/28/2005 - Complete
Sea story reviews
Gordon is feeling disillusioned and decides to take a holiday. A single chapter story that follows on from Boomercat's 'Heading home'
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,559 - Reviews: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/17/2005 - Gordon T. - Complete
Lost property reviews
Jeff receives a surprising phone call
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 904 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/31/2005 - Jeff T., Alan T. - Complete
A friend in need reviews
When plans for Thunderbird One are stolen, Jeff needs help to retrieve them. My account of how Lady Penelope became a member of International Rescue. Complete story.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,890 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/3/2005 - Penelope C., Hood - Complete
Dark mirror reviews
An old enemy threatens International Rescue from an unexpected direction. A sequel to 'Scars'.
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,863 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/18/2004 - Published: 11/13/2004 - John T., Hood - Complete
Weird reviews
A short tale of 'What if...'
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,002 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2004 - Complete
Missing scene from 'The Duchess Assignment' reviews
…or why Virgil would run a mile rather than face a certain member of the English aristocracy again
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,313 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/23/2004 - Virgil T. - Complete
Dreams and realities reviews
Everyone should have a dream, but sometimes you need help to make them become reality: a prequel to my 'Birthday gift',
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,486 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/6/2004 - Complete
Scars reviews
Some old wounds can take a long time to heal. A Gordon story that follows on after 'Family ties' -Complete-
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,070 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/4/2004 - Gordon T. - Complete
Family ties reviews
The ties of blood can be a strength – but they can also be a weakness. A sequel to 'English symphony' -Complete story-
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,797 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/10/2004 - Published: 1/9/2004 - Complete
Aftershock reviews
The after-effects of an earthquake can sometimes be felt for a long time. A prequel to 'English symphony'. -Complete story-
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,124 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/29/2003 - Virgil T., Scott T. - Complete
English symphony reviews
After a rescue goes wrong, Penny invites Virgil to stay with her in England. Virgil often seems to get overshadowed by his brothers, so here he's got a story all to himself. - Complete story-.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 14,470 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/23/2003 - Virgil T. - Complete
Olympic games reviews
There are more games going on at the Olympics than take place in the arena - as Gordon finds out. Complete story Please note higher than usual rating for adult content
Thunderbirds - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,897 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/28/2003 - Gordon T. - Complete
Those Tracy boys! reviews
Sharing an island with the Tracy boys might not be as idyllic as you might think - ask Tin Tin. A complete story, but with an invitation to you all
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,319 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/17/2003 - Published: 8/8/2003 - Tintin - Complete
Night flight reviews
After a weekend away, Lucille is looking forward to seeing her family again. Sequel added from Jeff's POV
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,069 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/1/2003 - Published: 8/20/2003 - unknown 1, Jeff T. - Complete
Sight unseen reviews
A train crash leads Scott to break one of IR's strictest rules Complete story
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,354 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/15/2003 - Scott T. - Complete
Chance meeting reviews
How Jeff Tracy met the woman who was to become the love of his life. Is any such meeting chance, or is it Fate?
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,663 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/4/2003 - Jeff T., unknown 1 - Complete
The birthday gift reviews
The boys give Jeff a chance to turn his dream of a rescue service into reality. Part 2 added for those who wanted more of Virgil's singing!
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,987 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/22/2003 - Published: 7/10/2003 - Jeff T. - Complete
On the spot reviews
John faces some tricky questions from the family doctor. A sequel to Boomercat's 'In the aftermath'
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,471 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/3/2003 - John T. - Complete
Swim! Swim! reviews
A little Gordon story. Warning high cute factor!
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,754 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/27/2003 - Gordon T. - Complete
Ordeal reviews
Gordon's hydrofoil accident proves to be a harrowing ordeal for the whole family. Complete story
Thunderbirds - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,133 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/25/2003 - Published: 6/23/2003 - Gordon T. - Complete
Late night blues reviews
A short mood piece for Alan inspired by the music 'Angel in Blue'
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 795 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/7/2003 - Alan T. - Complete
Echo from the past reviews
A name from Gordon's past jeopardises the secrecy of international Rescue. Complete story
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,757 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9/2003 - Gordon T. - Complete
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