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Left Behind

Published in Terror at 5280′, 2019.

This ghastly tale takes two very real, very creepy urban legends based on Colorado’s infamous Riverdale Road, and twists them into something even more horrifying.

“This short was hands down my favorite story in the horror anthology. Two couples were ghost hunting, which Claire was the only believer in the group. They were at a house rumored to be haunted by a violent man who had killed his wife and kids. Load and behold, they encountered a ghost, and he held nothing back. Damn, I felt awful for Claire. This story was CREEPY, and I was along for the ride. I could picture everything vividly like a movie on the Chiller channel.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror review

Available in a Kindle edition for $3.99 or hard copy for $12.95.

The Space Between

Published in Hinnom Magazine, Issue 006, 2018.

A world on the brink of collapse due to over-population. A newly discovered plane of reality. Could this be the salvation the humans of the world are seeking? Or is there something sinister hiding in the shadowy mists of the Space?

“The standout story, in my opinion, is “The Space Between” by P. L. McMillan. When I personally think of the sub-genre within horror, Cosmic Horror, I think of Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness. That brilliant work, in my view, encapsulates the sub-genre.” – Tom Scanlan, Amazon review

“This really was a fun story that built up a creeping sense of fear, grounded in the fear we all share of that which we know not. Think of any exploration story you’ve read or seen on film, and this same sense of base terror at least touches it.” – The Miskatonic Review

Available free on Kindle Unlimited or for $6.99 in hard copy on Amazon.


Mistress Edge’s House of Horrors

Published in Mummy Knows Best, 2017.

An online journalist is sent to review a new haunted house attraction. Built in the home of Mistress Edge, a woman obsessed in life with Egyptian mythology, there is more than just the typical jump scares and strobe lights in this haunted house.

Currently out of print.

Sirens Call

Of Lions and Mice and the Dangers of Doors

Published in the The Sirens Call eZine, #34 – Feel the Fear, 2017.

A woman tries to piece together her fractured memories of the night her boyfriend was brutally murdered while battling the all-consuming fear of doors and what can happen if you don’t shut them tight.

Available for free in electronic form.


The Family Home

Published in Shadows in Salem, Fundead Publications, 2016.

A couple is forced to move to the husband’s old family home that is haunted by more than just bad memories.

$14.99, available in hard copy or free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

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Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat

Published in the B is for Beasts anthology by Red Cape Publishing, May, 2020. 

This tale features a rather obscure North American cryptid and is set in 1960’s Salem.

“P.L. McMillan offers up the anthology’s best and most terrifying work with “Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat”. This story is dripping with atmosphere. Even in the opening – seemingly innocent – moments of this piece, McMillan introduces a host of disquieting story elements that are sure to unnerve even the most resolute readers. The anxiety builds and builds until it implodes into a beautifully dark and speculative ending. I cannot endorse this story highly enough.” – Eugene, Goodreads

“Set in 1961, “Mrs. Rumtifusel’s Fur Coat” by P. L. McMillan is a wonderfully rich story with a heck of a bite.” – Kendall Reviews

Available for free on Amazon Prime or for $10.46 in hard copy.

The Weird and Whatnot

The Mother

Published in the The Weird and Whatnot, November issue, 2019. 

A chilling tale of cults, murder, and motherhood: we all know how overwhelming a large city can be to someone used to small town living — but for Jess Whatley, it was the beginning of something more twisted, darker, and other.

Available for free on Amazon Prime or for $6.95 in hard copy.



Published as the featured story in Gehenna & Hinnom Magazine, Issue 2, 2017.

After witnessing a tragic accident, a woman is haunted by a word that seems to taking over the city… or is it all in her unravelling mind?

Available for $8.99 on hard copy or free on Kindle Unlimited.

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Danse Macabre

Published in Night in New Orleans, Fundead Publications, 2017.

The streets of New Orleans aren’t safe to travel by night. Chances are, you might end up a pile of organs by the side of the road.

$14.99, available in hard copy or free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

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Published in Sanitarium Magazine, Issue 34, 2015

Republished in The Sirens Call #44, 2019

A bitter woman listens to her older sister’s health complaints, not taking it seriously until it’s too late.

Available for free in electronic PDF form.


Listening to the Dark

Published in Neat Magazine, Winter Issue, 2015

The world has been swallowed by an unrelenting darkness. As food and hope runs out, the insidious void begins to call.

Free to read in PDF, .MOBI, and .EPUB.

5 thoughts on “Published Works

    1. I tend to mainly write horror, yes. I find the genre very versatile and interesting — not only for the ability to explore dark themes and uncomfortable topics but also because of the flexibility it gives you when it comes to writing about the human psyche.

      Growing up, I always enjoyed reading or watching horror, getting that little shiver and having my imagination go wild, seeing monsters in the shadows.

      I can only hope that I inspire the same little chill in my readers!

      Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of my writing!

      x P.L. McMillan

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    1. Oh, that’s a tough one. I love Oculus. I think I’ve watched it six or seven times now?

      But Event Horizon, Grave Encounters, The Thing, and the Thing sequel/prequel all rank high.

      How about you?

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      1. I like Conjuring part 1, I also like Haunting at Hill House series, Conjuring part 2 was also good, Oculus was very very scary, the first paranormal activity was amazing

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