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Explore, space-time, alternate realities, the near future and the unexplained, in a unique genre-crossing blend of original stories for all ages ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to magic realism.

Makeshift Stories Original Science Fiction Alan V Hare

    • Science Fiction

Explore, space-time, alternate realities, the near future and the unexplained, in a unique genre-crossing blend of original stories for all ages ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to magic realism.

    Diary an Unintentional Extraordinary Life: One Origin

    Diary an Unintentional Extraordinary Life: One Origin

    Recently graduated and licenced, Doctor Slow-mo, the youngest member of a family with a long history of incredible powers, explains life for the modern superhero in the gig economy, which has challenges the older generations didn’t have to face.

    • 20 min
    Generation 201

    Generation 201

    Ellie, a student, rents the only room she can afford near her university. But the place turns out to have a colony of flies and a slightly pungent smell. She finds the flies’ behaviour odd and very distracting. Frustrated by her landlord’s refusal to help, she complains to the city. Too late, Ellie discovers the flies are intelligent and had come to a unique agreement with the previous tenant.

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    CREDITS

    Written by Alan V Hare.

    Read by  Mitchel Tew

    Opening and Closing composed and created by David Hume

    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution no derivative license. Which means that you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

    • 26 min
    Ken Likeley – KenXIT

    Ken Likeley – KenXIT

    In what might or might not be an experiment in social engineering conducted by Leaf’s dog Planet, the local community association decides to replace all the grass in Broadwalk Estates’ public spaces with drought-resistant plants. In protest, Ken and his neighbour Lily Green decide to withdraw from the association.



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    CREDITS

    Written by Alan V Hare.

    Read by Mitchell Tew.

    Opening and Closing Theme, Magical Mystery by 8TH Mode Music, Audio Jungle Music Mass Reproduction Licence.

    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution no derivative license. Which means that you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us and don’t alter anything.

    • 28 min
    Fission City (Part 2)

    Fission City (Part 2)

    Dmytro, an 89-year-old ex-miner who refused to move away from an abandoned Uranium mine, knows he must reveal his secret to Naomie and Michael, the two journalists who have come up north to interview him. However, he is reluctant to do so and hopes the two will leave Fission City before events beyond his control force them into the same choices he had to make. But even after Dmytro tries to tell Naomie that he is not alone, she refuses to believe him.

    Makeshift Stories is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial.



    CONNECT WITH US

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    SHARE THE PODCAST

    You can help us out by letting your Twitter friends know about @makeshift_scifi. You can post a tweet now  http://clicktotweet.com/9eCk0

    Reviews help us out.  If you really liked this episode, please go over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review and subscribe.

    CREDITS

    Written by Alan V Hare.

    Read by  Mitchel Tew

    Opening and Closing composed and created by David Hume

    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution no derivative license. Which means that you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

    • 29 min
    Fission City (Part 1)

    Fission City (Part 1)

    Dmytro, an 89-year-old ex-miner who refused to leave an abandoned Uranium mine site, tells his story to a young journalist hoping to launch her career. However, the reason Dmytro has lived alone for over forty years is not that he is a hermit; he had no choice if he wanted humanity to survive.

    Makeshift Stories is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial.



    CONNECT WITH US

    makeshiftstories@gmail.com

    SHARE THE PODCAST

    You can help us out by letting your Twitter friends know about @makeshift_scifi. You can post a tweet now  http://clicktotweet.com/9eCk0

    Reviews help us out.  If you really liked this episode, please go over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review and subscribe.

    CREDITS

    Written by Alan V Hare.

    Read by  Mitchel Tew

    Opening and Closing composed and created by David Hume

    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution no derivative license. Which means that you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

    • 30 min
    Redux – Laika

    Redux – Laika

    On November 3rd, nineteen fifty-seven, the Soviet Union launched the first living creature into orbit; a stray dog named Laika pulled out of a Moscow animal shelter. The Sputnik II had no re-entry capacity, so this was a one-way trip. In this alternate version of the story, Laika is a passing celestial being accidentally trapped by the earth’s gravity and dragged reluctantly to its surface in the middle of a Moscow winter.

    Stranded, in the body of a dog, the alien being is forced to intervene in the early Soviet space program to get a ride home.



    Makeshift Stories is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial.

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    CONNECT WITH US

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    SHARE THE PODCAST

    You can help us out by letting your Twitter friends know about @makeshift_scifi. You can post a tweet now  http://clicktotweet.com/9eCk0

    Reviews help us out.  If you really liked this episode, please go over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review and subscribe.

    CREDITS

    Written by Alan V Hare.

    Read by  Mitchel Tew

    Opening and Closing composed and created by David Hume

    Makeshift Stories is released under a creative commons non-commercial attribution no derivative license. Which means that you are free to share our stories just remember to credit us.

    • 18 min

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