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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

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...

The Robbery

The Robbery By, Ashton Macaulay 5:20PM Friday “Put the goods in the bag! We’re running out of time.” I yelled to my partners. The vault hung open,...

The Spoon

The Spoon By, Ashton Macaulay I can recall my long days sitting at the office, the humming of the pneumatic tubes, shooting in all directions around...

Isolation Part 1 (Chapter 1 of 4)

Isolation Part 1 By Ashton Macaulay Around me is nothing but the black void of space. The crew is missing; communications are down, the inky...