Publication: Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat

Amazing news, everyone!

My short story; “Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat”, was accepted for publication in the anthology: B is for Beasts, which is being released by Red Cape Publishing

The release date is set for May 13th, but you can preorder it now from Amazon if you want! As you can tell from the title, the anthology is chock full of creature features!

From oversized bugs to Kaiju, vicious woodland creatures to giant spiders, B is for Beasts contains a range of terrifying stories in which the humans are always the prey. – Amazon landing page

And my tale is no exception! “Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat” features a rather obscure North American cryptid and is set in 1960’s Salem. I won’t be naming the cryptid here, because it would one hundred percent give away the ending, you’re just going to have to grab a copy and read it!

Here’s a little teaser of my story:

She dropped my hand and pointed up to a weathered sign that looked like it had been painted a hundred years ago. It read: ‘Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Museum of Oddities.’

“This is a museum,” I said.

“Yeah, so?”

“So, they don’t sell things in a museum, they display things.”

“Chill out. I’ll convince whoever is working that it’s an absolute necessity that they let me have what I want. If that doesn’t work, there’s always the five-fingered discount!” – excerpt from “Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat”

So make sure you get your preorders in here!

Need some more incentive? Look at the rest of the beastly stories that you’d get to read:

  • “Momma’s Rattle” by Kristofer Kinsella
  • “Baby’s Gone” by Dona Fox
  • “Reptile at the Crossroads” by Patrick C Greene
  • “Jack” by R.E. McAuliffe
  • “Kaiju” by Joshua Bartolome
  • “Stormfront” by Henry Snider (who was also in Terror at 5280′ with me!)
  • “Night at Maddy’s Motel” by Carl Hughes
  • “Waiting for Daylight” by Craig Crawford
  • “Wood Fooks” by Mark Anthony Smith
  • “Pholcidae” by Charles R. Bernard
  • “Rosebud Cottage” by P.J. Blakey-Novis
  • “Angels on Mountaintops” by Holley Cornetto


Don’t forget: May 13th is when the beasts come out! And if you get a copy, let me know what you think about “Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat”!

x P.L. McMillan

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