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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 Mallard God Complex (4)

4. Just a Cup of Tea The café was crowded, surprisingly crowded for late at night, but people were crammed into the booths all the same. I have never...

Death Co: 2. Angels and Demons

2. Angels & Demons I know the dichotomous religious view of a good vs. evil world might seem overdone, but it’s pretty close to the truth. There...

The Mallard God Complex (3)

3. Aloneness (1 Month Later) Three things survived the ten plagues of Sheryl. The first was an old record player that was likely too heavy for her to...

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...