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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


The Lake

The Lake It was a gorgeous morning. The sun rose over the black surface of a lake that reflected the surrounding mountains like a mirror. Dr. Nick...

The Trials of Herbert Wullbory

The Trials of Herbert Wullbory In his youth Herbert had been a skeptic, always searching for the grain of truth to unravel and belittle the fantastic...

Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 7

7. Judge, Jury, and… When the white light evaporated Brian was standing in front of four men. They were dressed in military outfits and sat at the...

Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 6

6. What Not to Do Highest on the list of things ghosts shouldn’t do is terminally interacting with the living (it is in bold, large print, and listed...

Diary of a Dead Man (Re-Write) 5

5. The Working Stiff “So you didn’t get your fair shake at life, that’s no reason to go around moping about it. Throw yourself into your work, do...