The Saturn Clipper
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
1M ago
After recovering from severe injuries, Mateo is recruited to captain a mission to find and protect a rare, supposedly extinct arthropod discovered on the Caribbean sea floor in an area slated for commercial development. Aggressive ocean mining companies push Mateo and his crew to navigate through a treacherous hurricane. Amidst the chaos, Mateo’s sense of reality is challenged, revealing deeper mysteries and the mission's unexpected, true, high-stakes nature. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts ..read more
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The Alien’s Gift
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
1M ago
To reignite interest in an interstellar flight to TRAPPIST 1, mission control has ordered its Captain to host a monthly live public question-and-answer show. As the questions progress, it becomes apparent that the ship is headed to a world with life. Despite uncertainties about the planet's delicate flora and fauna, the crew is determined to explore and potentially colonize the new world. However, the Captain and mission appear to be hiding a critical fact. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode please tell your friends to head over to Apple Podc ..read more
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Morally Complicit (Part 2)
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
2M ago
After arriving in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city, in pursuit of a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos, Agent Kenzo Tanaka keeps running into dead ends. His local partner, Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, turns to drones to finally locate the runaway. Kenzo, however, discovers that he has been misled when events turn the tables on him. There was no intention of letting him go free because the deal he had with his employer was only a ruse. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your ..read more
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Morally Complicit (Part 1)
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
2M ago
Agent Kenzo Tanaka arrives in the crumbling remnants of a once-prosperous city in pursuit of Dr. Olivia Morales, a fugitive involved in a scheme to steal genetically modified embryos. Teamed up with Carmen López from Synthbio Investigations, Kenzo dives into the underbelly of the Great Plains Economic Zone, where rules are scarce. Their search leads them to a young prodigy, whose groundbreaking invention attracts the attention of both Kenzo and a mysterious rival. With his career and freedom at stake Kenzo is forced into a race to apprehend Morales. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com S ..read more
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The Test Subject
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
3M ago
Tarak, hoping to earn some extra money, joins a telepathy study at the Center for Extrasensory Research. Initially skeptical, he finds the process simple enough: meditate and report any visions. But strange occurrences follow—memory lapses, inexplicable purchases, and headaches. When he discovers mysterious implants in his neck, he seeks medical help. Returning to the center, he finds it empty. His neck implants vanish. Meanwhile, suspicions arise about his involvement in a data center breach. As Tarak grapples with these mysteries, he realizes he's entangled in something far larger and more s ..read more
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Incognito
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
3M ago
Alexandra, a skilled con artist, finds herself on a spaceliner en route to Mars, disguised as a lowly steward named Anita. Struggling to keep a low profile, Alexandra faces unexpected challenges, including the presence of her nemesis, Nickolay, a wealthy investor she once scammed. Things take a gripping turn when Alexandra discovers Nickolay trapped in an airlock. Despite her initial impulse to walk away and let him die, she ultimately chooses to intervene. However, her decision inadvertently leaves both her and Nickolay to face the consequences of their past actions. CONNECT WITH US makeshift ..read more
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Quality Assurance
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
4M ago
Vlad, an 80-year-old legally blind ward of the Zone, unwittingly becomes a key player in testing the revolutionary Mobile Assistive Transport Technology Intelligence, or Matti. As he delves into the project, Vlad discovers Matti's unanticipated capacities, including curiosity and empathy, stirring both fascination and unease. Torn between duty and newfound empathy for the AI, Vlad is forced to decide both of their futures. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Al ..read more
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Quantum Immortality
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
4M ago
Rita, a scientist facing terminal illness, places her trust in an experimental device to transcend death by transferring her consciousness to another version of herself in the multiverse. She discovers a complex web of realities, challenging perceptions of life, death, and the fabric of the universe shaped by the intricacies of quantum mechanics. However, in an unexpected twist she uncovers that there is a price to pay for her survival. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS ..read more
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The Runaway – Lost in Cascadia
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
5M ago
In the gritty urban sprawl of Cascadia, a fugitive android, fleeing its creators, seeks refuge among the people living on the city streets. Forced to adopt a guise mirroring one of them, a twist of fate entangles it in a perilous quest. On the threat of being turned in to authorities it is tasked with liberating a woman abducted by corporate security for scavenging in the company's recycling sector. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If you liked this episode, tell your friends to head over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe. CREDITS Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Alan ..read more
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Solar Storm (Part 2)
Makeshift Stories | Original Science Fiction & Fantasy
by Alan V Hare
5M ago
After Mary's pioneering groundbreaking method for forecasting solar flares forewarns of an apocalypse-level catastrophe, she grapples with the daunting task of validating her chilling prediction. She turns to an old colleague and friend to confirm her work, revealing it came from a dream, but insists it is accurate. Her friend encourages Mary not to go public until there is confirmation. Mary, dissatisfied with her friend's advice, risks her career and friendships to warn the world of the impending disaster, only to be ignored. CONNECT WITH US makeshiftstories@gmail.com SHARE THE PODCAST If yo ..read more
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