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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 from sci-fi and fantasy to magic realism.

Original Science Fiction – Makeshift Stories Alan V Hare

    • Fiction
    • 4.2 • 75 Ratings

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

    Augmented Afterlife

    Augmented Afterlife

    When it turns out his dead uncle only wants to use Jackson as a way to continue to control his business empire through his afterlife avatar, Jackson plots to rid himself of the annoying digital ghost.

    • 31 min
    An Unexplained Phenomena

    An Unexplained Phenomena

    Ever since a mysterious childhood incident, Alison has been the nexus of unexplained phenomena. She has admitted this to no one until she finds herself on board an old freighter surreptitiously carrying the James Webber telescope to its launch site.

    • 25 min
    The Tracer

    The Tracer

    After failing to capture a mysterious collector named Mr. Hughes, those chasing him scramble to find the man before he removes critical memories from another person. However, agent Simard, who led the failed operation, is not who he claims and not even from this world. He plays a hunch and goes after Hughes on his own.

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    Written by Alan V Hare.

    Read by Mitchel Tew

    Audio Post-production Matthew Erdmann

    Opening and closing composed and created by Matthew Erdmann

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

    • 20 min
    The Perfect Home

    The Perfect Home

    When her new smart apartment begins to run her life, Sachio wonders about the fate of the previous tenant.

    • 31 min
    The Experiologist

    The Experiologist

    Mr. Hughes, a wealthy businessman with failing health, collects experiences rather than rare objects. He receives a visit from a desperate scientist ready to sell the memory of her world-changing discovery in exchange for enough money to continue her research.

    • 19 min
    Ken Likeley, Non-fungible Encounter

    Ken Likeley, Non-fungible Encounter

    While trying to stop a search engine from scanning his house Ken discovers an unusual coin on his driveway, which turns out to be the gate to an alternative universe where people create money out of thin air. Ken's next decision could destroy the earth.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

cerraeh ,

A serious treasure

I don’t know how I came across Europe I don’t know how I came across your path but I love it your podcast

EFineout ,

Great earnest and original tales of imagination

Something wonderful going on. I love these and binged on all the episodes available. Now I have to wait for new ones and I am so happy when one appears

Mommabird25 ,

Great All Around Listening

This is a great podcast, and there’s a genius at work within it.

I listen to just about every story generated Sci Fi podcast on the net, and there are many good ones, but this one is consistently great, while others are hit and miss.

Let me repeat...real genius. Not every story is perfect, but the main writer has honed his craft so that it feels like listening to gold.

Within this vast array of stories, just about the entire human experience and alien too, I suppose, is touched upon.

I started here in May, 2018; I listen because the stories make me feel something, they open my mind and excite my Sci Fi cravings.

Although the stories are independent of each other, there is a connecting theme running through a lot of them. Many of the same characters, their world’s and timelines pop up throughout the catalogue.

What more can I say? I love this podcast.
It’s appropriate for most ages;
Not too violent or graphically violent
Not weirdly morbid; it doesn’t dump negativity into one’s mind
Not too gross,
Very Interesting, lots of great plots.
Quite often Educational and always thought provoking.
More fun
And fun again

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