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I have 307 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 112152 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


A Woman of the Swamp - 5

Previous Chapter 5. Repaying the Favor The Ursuline Convent was white in the pallid glow of several spotlights shining up from its base. Marie...

A Woman of the Swamp - 4

Previous Chapter 4. Last House on the Left Marie tried to focus on keeping the hatchback in the center of the road, following the white lines with...

The Arm Farm - 6

Previous Chapter 6. Peace and Disco Chris burst through the barn’s double doors and into the sweltering heat of the small parking lot. The sudden...

The Arm Farm - 5

There's only one more chapter after this and I'll get it posted tomorrow! Need to catch up? Previous chapter. 5. Older and Wiser The sound of Art...

The Arm Farm - 4

Previous Chapter 4. Too Good to be True Chris watched, motionless as the man’s blood hung in the air. The sunlight caught red droplets on their fall...