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Improbable Stories 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.

Improbable Stories 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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Calgary, AB

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Improbable Stories 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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English

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5874321229


Episodes

144. The Hear of the Matter

6/19/2018
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A psychologist tries to convince a sentient program to shut itself down before it is attacked by a rogue computer virus. But the program doesn’t trust the motivations of its creators and resorts to subterfuge...

Duration:00:21:00

143. Ceres Chaper 17: Meret

5/31/2018
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Meret’s secret plan to sabotage Galan is discovered by the alien presence which has taken over the self-appointed Triffal leader. To pay for his betrayal Meret is imprisoned in a bubble outside of space-time. Helpless...

Duration:00:14:25

142. Artifact Error: Ken Likeley

5/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:35:53

141. Ceres Chapter 16 – Opposition

5/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:11:46

140. The Ouroboros EULA

4/19/2018
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After a tumor damaged Reina’s spinal cord, she is confined to a wheelchair until she volunteers for an experimental treatment using newly developed implants. The procedure, which she could otherwise never afford, is successful, and...

Duration:00:30:34

139. Ceres Chapter 15 – Fantasma

4/1/2018
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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 assistant, is forced to step up resistance to the possessed leader’s plan when he moves the timelines up, potentially exposing...

Duration:00:13:15

138. The Lost Cosmonaut

3/16/2018
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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 of what happened in orbit, Leonid claims he was the first person in space. And that he has a significant...

Duration:00:37:20

137. Ceres Chapter 14 – Resistance

3/1/2018
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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 and starts to intervene more directly in events on Ceres. Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Mitchell Tew. Opening...

Duration:00:12:27

136. Doppelganger

2/17/2018
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After noticing a ghostly figure in a series of photos, Trisha, a top performing career architect, attending her company retreat starts getting a series of unusual messages on her cell phone. At first, she suspects a colleague but soon realizes that it can’t be possible. Eventually, she discovers that the perpetrator is herself, and her...

Duration:00:34:24

135. Ceres Chapter 13 – Intransigence

2/1/2018
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After receiving Amos’s message and listening to Galan ignore the fact that his plan will not succeed, Merit begins to build support to stop his self-appointed leader. Meanwhile, at the request of the board of directors, Reyanish starts to spy on Daniel Johnson aka Amos. While exploring Amos’ mind, Janva is trapped by the presence...

Duration:00:11:27

134. The Tenant’s Project

1/15/2018
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Ralph, a landlord, arrives back after an extended vacation to find his rental property in a mess and his tenant, a bitcoin miner, unconscious. While recovering in a hospital, his tenant begins to weave an unbelievable story of inadvertent invention and revenge. Both the result of her obsession with a 200-year-old algorithm she discovered and...

Duration:00:28:33

133. Ceres Chapter 12 – Message Received

1/1/2018
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Research at Dehavilland Zeppelin (DZ) progresses far enough for Amos, AKA Daniel Johnson, send a message to Ceres. At first, the dwarf planet remains silent, and Amos is concerned that no one is listening. Serene, arrested along with Tim and Patel’s assistant is taken to meet Johnson. As soon as she is in the same...

Duration:00:12:31

132. Return to Shorty Crater

12/15/2017
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Choi Min-Seo, a successful billionaire, obsessed with what he thinks he sees in a 1972 photo, taken on the last Nasa moon mission, creates his own space program to prove his theory. He manages to confirm what he sees in the old photo but finds much more than just dead ancient artifacts. Written by Alan...

Duration:00:28:10

131. Ceres Chapter 11 – Nexus

12/1/2017
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Janva has her host Zara Patel agree to fund DZ’s space project, but Daniel Johnson aka Amos is suspicious. Sarane’s host and Tim manage to slip by head office security to meet their project director with the intent of confronting him about the problem they have uncovered. Reyanish overhears Tim talking to Patel’s executive assistant...

Duration:00:14:03

130. The Immortal

11/15/2017
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Near the end of his days, the great Alchemist Nicolas Flamel has one last chance to create the Elixir of Life. He diligently follows the steps in an ancient treatise he has recently acquired, which leads him to build a machine, whose purpose it turns out is to contact the only Alchemist who knows the...

Duration:00:32:26

129. Ceres Chapter 10 – Coup D’etat

11/1/2017
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Galan takes advantage of Amos’ apparent failure to change the third planet’s history and takes control of the exiled Triffel. He orders the radio telescope dismantled so no one on Ceres will ever be able to contact their former leader, consolidates his power and sets out on a new plan to escape Ceres, and seek...

Duration:00:14:18

128. Trick of Treat

10/16/2017
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Itsumi Goto has been working for 20 years cleaning up after extraterrestrial experiments. When one goes wrong on Halloween, causing hours of unwanted overtime, she starts to consider her options. But the only way to get home early that night is to take matters into her own hands, which leads to an unexpected result. Written...

Duration:00:27:58

127. Ceres Chapter 9 – Calculation Error

9/30/2017
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Tim reveals to Sarine that he has found a potential problem with the mission design for DZ Aerospace’s first deep space asteroid mining craft. Sarine has the feeling she may have met Tim in an alternate history. Janva realizes she has transferred to the wrong time allowing Amos decades to change the history of the...

Duration:00:09:58

126. The Extraterrestrial Roadshow

9/17/2017
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In this month’s story Sabina and Jason decide to take an object given to Sabina by her uncle to the Extraterrestrial Roadshow to find out if it is a real alien artifact. The results are not what either expect. Written by Alan V Hare. Read by Mitchell Tew and Alan V Hare Opening and Closing...

Duration:00:30:25

125. Ceres Chapter 8 – Alternate History

9/1/2017
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While preparing for an important meeting with the head of another global company, Amos reflects on his failure to reshape world history to allow him to complete his mission. He begins to suspect the CEO of the other company is the unwanted Aleutian who followed him, so Amos structures the meeting to his advantage, but...

Duration:00:14:56