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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


Death Co. (The First Day)

1. The First Day “We’ve got a car crash, at least 14 on the scene. Need five agents. Jon, you’re up.” They never warn you about your first day on the...

Death Co. (Introduction)

Death Co. By, Ashton Macaulay Let’s see. Job qualifications: 1. Must be dead, they’re a real stickler about that one. 2. Preferred to have some legal...

The Mallard God Complex (Chapter 2)

2. Breakfast of Champions Breakfast of champions is a trademark of General Mills. It is also the name of one of the finest books ever written. Kurt...

Isolation Part 1 (Chapter 2 of 4)

2. Drawing Names A large dust cloud had grown around the people waiting outside. There was no moisture in the air, perfect for a science facility. We...

The Mallard God Complex (Chapter 1)

The Mallard God Complex I watch lazily from the street as all my belongings fly out the window of my third story, one bedroom piece of shit apartment...