General Fiction

Her Past’s Present

Unable to cope with a deteriorating existence and encroaching anxiety, Tess checks herself into a mental health facility. Inside she meets Tebor, another patient who claims to know her from a previous life.

In such a person sadness breeds purpose. They find inspiration in the darkness. Often times, I believe, they will impress a Hell onto their own lives in order to recreate it, so that others might suffer the experience from the comfort of their armchairs.

Tebor – Her Past’s Present

She has lost so much now, so much of herself that it shows in the landscape of her body.

Her Past’s Present
Short Story collection

Waning Metaphorically

A multi-genre anthology of short stories from the mind of Michael Poeltl. Many of the stories and oddities I’ve compiled here are new, while others are decades old. The old have been revisited by a more seasoned hand, revised, expanded or shortened, while the new were the underlying inspiration which encouraged me to create this compilation.

He went to work dismantling the maze while the Minotaur slept off its nicotine and online shopping addictions.

The Minotaur

The world goes on whether you’re in it or not. There’s some comfort in that.

The Lancaster Society