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Echoes in the Dark
Echoes in the Dark is the latest short story to be checked off my to be read list. My to be read list is always growing faster than I can keep up with, but a good quality short story is a great use of my time each day in between novels, or a simple break to enjoy a smaller piece of writing.
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About Echoes in the Dark
Four short tales of suspense, horror, loss, and the macabre.
Perfect for a quick read. But be careful, this fiction comes with a bite! (A quick bite – get it? It’s a quick read!)
Family Roots: An orchard whose trees listen
Unseen Cost: A man gets his sight back.
Affirmations: Live, laugh, kill.
Warm: A haunting scent, a memory.
Thoughts on Echoes in the Dark
One of my favorite aspects of short stories is that I can enjoy them each morning with my coffee instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media. I find it a lot more enjoyable and productive. They don’t take much time, and even if they are mediocre, I didn’t waste any real time reading them.
I have to say that Echoes in the Dark was anything but mediocre though, and I love it when I’m pleasantly surprised by how great a short story is. They take a real talent to write, and keep the reader thoroughly invested in it and what happens. A great short story also leaves the readers wanting more, and that is exactly what I got out of P.L. McMillan’s stories here.
Family Roots… this one struck me right in the feels. It was a story about love, wrongdoings, power, strength, and courage. This one could easily be a full novel, and I love that.
Unseen Cost… this one wasn’t quite as good as Family Roots, but still interesting and kept my attention. It could also become a full novel very easily.
Affirmations… I wasn’t expecting what happened there. I’m not going to spoil it for you, but wow. Be prepared for this one. It is good.
Warm… again, this one will get you in the feels. It is the shortest out of all the stories, but still powerful in the way it was written, and very thoughtful. It certainly made me think and reminded me of similar incidents within my own life.
I wasn’t expecting to have any of the reactions or feelings I did when I picked up Echoes in the Dark, that’s for sure. But that is part of the enjoyment out of it, the surprise of it all.
Final Thoughts on Echoes in the Dark
Echoes in the Dark are the kind of stories that will leave you wanting more. I hadn’t read many short stories lately, just because I hadn’t found any that really made me excited to be reading them. That excitement also fuels my want to read more in general. P.L. McMillan brought that excitement and desire to read more and more back for me, and I appreciate that.
There is absolutely no denying the talent that P.L. McMillan has for writing. This was the first story of hers that I’ve read, but I know it will definitely not be the last. I highly recommend Echoes in the Dark if you want something short, interesting, and captivating to read instead of a newspaper or social media. Give these short stories a try. You’ll thank me, I promise.
Have you read Echoes in the Dark or any other writing from author P.L. McMillan? Are you a fan of hers? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
About the Author
P.L. McMillan writes dark stories and loves cosmic and gothic horror in particular. Her works have been published in Sanitarium, Hinnom Magazine, Fundead Publications, among others.
To her, every shadow is an entryway to a deeper look into the black heart of the world and every night she rides with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night-wind, bringing back dark stories to share with those brave enough to read them.
“Someone suggested to me that McMillan might be one of the next great cosmic horror writers and if [The Space Between] is a good indication of her talent and imagination, I’d say they could well be correct.” – The Miskatonic Review.
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