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I have 354 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
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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


Diary of a Dead Man 1 of 2

The following is a compilation of 3 chapters from my newest story. Forgive the title, I'm totally up for suggestions if you've got any. I will be...

Diary of a Dead Man (2)

2. A Typical Day at the Office “Alright everybody settle down!” The man speaking is a tall, skinny Frenchman who suffered cirrhosis of the liver at...

The Mallard God Complex (8)

It's been a while! For those who haven't read chapters 1-7 they can be found in my collection The Mallard God Complex. 8. Trouble Will Find Me...

Diary of a Dead Man (1)

Diary of a Dead Man By, Ashton Macaulay “Tonight ladies and gentlemen, I propose to you something of a fantastic nature. For years we have wondered...

Death Co: 15 (We Need a Body)

15. We Need a Body We walk out of my old apartment and to a door just down the hallway. I never paid much mind to my neighbors and certainly didn’t...