A bi-weekly journey into the improbable. Original speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all ages. Makeshift Stories explores, space, time, alternate realities, alternate histories, the near future and the unexplained.

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142. Artifact Error: Ken Likeley

Ken Likeley, a city clerk who toils day in and day out to ensure that everything in his life and world is logical and predictable, finds a small white card on his office floor. After... Read More
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141. Ceres Chapter 16 – Opposition

Rayenish decides it’s time to take a chance after Amos, AKA Daniel Johnson, asks him to remove DZ’s head scientist. After reading Merit’s message about the situation on Ceres, Amos knows he must speed up... Read More
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140. The Ouroboros EULA

After a tumor damaged Reina’s spinal cord, she is unable to walk or stand until she volunteers for an experimental treatment using newly developed implants. The procedure, which she could otherwise never afford, is successful,... Read More
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139. Ceres Chapter 15 – Fantasma

After failing to trap the two Aleutians, the entity that has been interfering since Janva’s arrival on Ceres, decides to take control of events on the tiny dwarf world by inhabiting Galan. Merit, Galan’s executive... Read More
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138. The Lost Cosmonaut

After almost 60 years Leonid Petrov decides that it is finally time to tell his story. Written out of history because his mission was deemed a failure and forgotten because no one believes his explanation... Read More
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137. Ceres Chapter 14 – Resistance

Serene finds herself suddenly fighting for her life against a dark presence which appears to harbour a deep-rooted hatred of Aleutians. After its encounter with Serene, the presence decides it must speed up its plans... Read More
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