I’ve written a lot of short fiction, a lot, and most of it remains in my vault, but some – like those in Waning Metaphorically, make it into the world. Within this page, I’ll add some bonus reads I’ve kept to myself, and some I’ve released on other mediums like Goodreads and Wattpad. Wet your whistle on these free reads while you contemplate picking up one of my books. It only seems fair.
The Tree Man of Dhalia – Sci-fi. 4,700 Words. This is a first-contact, military short story introducing a new world and its steward. What transpires will shock you.Michael Poeltl
The Sacred Circle – Fantasy. 8,000 Words. This is a story about an organization that protects the secrets of what lies between life and death and the knowledge within. As Xander, a body-jumper pairs up with a Voodoo Priest, the two work to save his family from The Darkness.Michael Poeltl
Mimi’s story – Sci-fi from the A.I. Insurrection Universe. 850 Words. 14-year-old Mimi’s embedded tech captures her distress while the hangman’s noose threatens to execute her and her fellow Chimera.Michael Poeltl
Humanist at the Breaking Point – Sci-fi from the A.I. Insurrection Universe. 700 Words. Humanists occupy every corner of United Earth and this story relates to a father’s life-long passion to end A.I. in his own living room.Michael Poeltl