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Makeshift Stories
MakeShift Stories is a monthly webcast of fantasy and SF stories for all ages.
MakeShift Stories is a monthly webcast of fantasy and SF stories for all ages.
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109. Tech Support
Aiden, an overwhelmed office worker, decides he needs help to take care of the routine things in his life. He discovers a new home automation hub, designed by a small obscure company, that can control all the internet enabled devices he has purchased to make his life easier. The hub’s manufacturer claims its product will simplify the buyer’s life. But when Aiden attempts to set his up, it does not appear to follow directions causing problems at his work. Fed up he calls tech support and is granted three special sessions to solve his all complaints.

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108. CHAT

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In this month’s story, a new consciousness emerges in a mechanical body. Not understanding where it came from or what it is, the entity begins to reach out in an attempt to decipher its new world. While making friends with another intelligence, it discovers it is an unexpected, and possibly unwelcome presence in its host.
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107 Data Bleed

While walking in a crosswalk, Ned is accidently struck by a bus. When he wakes up, he finds that he sees odd things along the periphery of his vision. At first, he dismisses the effect as hallucinations caused the concussion he received. Later he is convinced that his augmented reality lenses as were damaged in the accident allowing unwanted data to bleed into his AR account. However, neither are the cause and his friend Mishka must eventually introduce him to the truth.
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107. Data Bleed

While walking in a crosswalk, Ned is accidently struck by a bus. When he wakes up, he finds that he sees odd things along the periphery of his vision. At first, he dismisses the effect as hallucinations caused the concussion he received. Later he is convinced that his augmented reality lenses as were damaged in the accident allowing unwanted data to bleed into his AR account. However, neither are the cause and his friend Mishka must eventually introduce him to the truth.

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106. Shooting Star

After losing her job to an artificial intelligence, Janet impulsively decides to drive to an observatory where she can watch the Perseid meteor shower. However, just before she arrives, Janet stops to take a break and finds herself mistaken for someone looking for work as an extra on a nearby film set. She decides to play along but soon discovers that there is something more going on than a simple film shoot.

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105 Darkness to Dawn

Jerry Anders a veteran overnight talk radio host chooses to stay on air during an extreme weather event to discuss recent changes to the climate with his guests and listeners. Part way through the night a lightning strike disrupts his show and Jerry finds himself talking to an odd anonymous caller who tries to explain what is happening outside in very cryptic terms which hint that this may well be Jerry’s last show ever.

http://makeshiftstories.com/science-fiction-short-stories/105-darkness-to-dawn/
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104. Humans Next Door

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Down on their luck, a family of alien real estate agents becomes concerned when humans move in next door to their beach front condo. After several unpleasant interactions with the humans, the aliens hatch a money-losing plot to get the loud, smelly creatures to move out.
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Just completed a re-build of our home recording studio. I've been wanting to do this for more two years. Good bye makeshift base traps :)
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102. The House Guest http://goo.gl/RX47TX

One day Ryan arrives home to find Megan complaining about a very unusual house guest that he has inadvertently invited into their lives. When the guest appears to be settling in for a very long stay, Megan and Ryan become desperate to find a way to encourage the disruptive creature to leave.
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Google play music finally launched its' podcast listing.   And Makeshift Stories is there.  Please go over and check it out.  I'm curious to know what you think of the new service.
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