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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 currently live in Seattle with a true menagerie of two cats, and two dogs. 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, enjoy this image of my dog, Louie.

My stories


One Night at Kedasi (3)

Previous Chapter 3. An ‘Agreement’ Zip recognized several faces along the oblong table. Most notably, a Cheri with singed fur and a penchant for...

One Night at Kedasi (2)

Previous Chapter 2. Wealth and the Word ‘No’ Tom was nervous. He had been on Prota with Zip for almost a year but couldn’t get used to the speed of...

One Night at Kedasi (1)

Previous Chapter 1. Drinking in Cheap Bars Zip sat in a corner booth nursing the dregs of a mediocre glass of whisky. It would be the last for a...
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One Night At Kedasi (Prologue)

This story might take a while to complete, but I'm going to post it as I go. Prologue – Asset Reclamation Dillon swept his rifle-mounted flashlight...
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The First Ambassador to Crustacea - 13

Previous Chapter 13. Big Fish Zip’s reaction to watching Pilsen swallowed whole was a mix of absolute terror and guilty relief. The terror was...