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I have 307 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 109907 times and 171 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Ashton Macaulay

My name is Ashton, I am the author of the Nick Ventner Adventures, currently available anywhere books are sold, but if you need some links:

I take most of my inspiration from a lifelong anxiety disorder that has constantly tried to convince me the world revolves around my death. Writing about death-defying situations with a humorous bend has helped me cope and produced what I feel are some interesting stories. In an age filled with plenty of non-fiction to keep us grounded, I’m trying to create literature that transports readers away to the big adventure novels of old and pokes fun at just about everything that goes bump in the night.

I live in Seattle with a true menagerie of two cats and a dog. They are featured frequently in everything I do, be it typos in my work, or strange photoshops to use as my website header. Thanks for reading!

My stories

Love, Rehab, and Mutant Turtles (1)

1. Hello, My Name Is Nick looked out at a sea of grizzled faces staring back at him from atop plastic bucket seats. He didn’t recognize anyone in...

In a Cornfield at Midnight

Summer always makes me want to write B-movie sci-fi. Hope you enjoy it! In a Cornfield at Midnight The scream was an awful, wretched sound, primal...

A Woman of the Swamp 2-4

Previous Chapter 4. Martin, The Necromancer The team of guards escorted Nick, Shirley, James and Lopsang to a predictably lavish room adorned with...

A Woman of the Swamp 2-3.5

Previous Chapter 3.5 - Undead Fight Club - Part 2 They passed under the neon-emblazoned archway and into a wide concrete path, circling the outside...
Gold cherry

A Woman of the Swamp 2-3

Previous Chapter Apparently, I'm incapable of short chapters right now, so this one is again split, although I think it works well as a two-parter. 3...