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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

Ashton: Origins [Part 1: Lord Macaulay]

3. Ashton: Origins [Part 1: Lord Macaulay] While I prefer to stick to my shared ancestry with the ancient cave dwellers of the African plains that we...

Autobiography: 2. Second Memory [a.k.a. The Heist]

2. Second Memory [a.k.a. The Heist] I can’t be sure if this memory is my own, or if it is in fact the product of frequent, embellished story-telling...

A Slightly Hyperbolic Tale of a Man Who has Accomplished Relatively Nothing

Ashton Macaulay: A Slightly Hyperbolic Tale of a Man Who has Accomplished Relatively Nothing Welcome to what I can only assume will be a barbaric...


Judgement The interrogation room was stifling and smelled of rotten corpses. Timothy sat at the end of a bland wooden desk, shuffling through a stack...

The Coffin Maker [Black]

The Coffin Maker Erwin had always loved the sound of nails hammering into wood. From between his long tangles of black hair he watched as his...