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Home for the Holidays

Below you will find a link to download this story as a word doc! It is very long and I could see reading it on a website being painful. But, as a teaser, I’ve included the text of the first chapter below to draw you in! Kindle, PDF, and Mobi files are all free for […]

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Hangin’ Around – 2

It took the better part of the afternoon for Adam to stop asking repetitive questions. Otis sat patiently through three hundred ‘why’s and ‘where’s before finally losing his cool and telling the man to suck it up.

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Hangin’ Around – 1

“It’s all in the feet. See? See how much he’s kicking? Can’t conserve a breath like that, no sir.” Maggie looked up at the man swinging from the high branch of Hangman’s Tree. She felt a twinge of sympathy, but mostly anticipation. A pocket watch ticked slowly in her hand.

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Brain Shoots the Hostage

Let’s have a good laugh at what’s inside my brain, because it’s the only way I know to shut it up.

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One-Night Only, ‘Intimate’, Holiday Live Stream

Look, we’re all struggling through a strange holiday season, so why not make it a little bit stranger? This Friday at 7:00PM PST on Twitch.tv/mac_ashton, I will be live streaming a readthrough of my holiday story, Home for the Holidays.

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Where Are the Damned Sharks? – Grave Descend Review in Brief

Clearly, Crichton got better with time as we all do, but for those looking for lost gems in his back catalogue, you can skip this one.

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A Woman of the Swamp – WIP

The key to reanimation was speed, and now she suspected that she still hadn’t been fast enough. Heat and humidity made quick work, especially when the tomb masons were phoning it in. She could have broken the seal with a plastic spoon.

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I’m Struggling

Originally posted on Word Play, an excellent podcast hosted by Kristine Raymond who interviewed me last month. Over the past few weeks, I’ve sat down several times to write this blog post, word jumble, rant, whatever you call it, and each time I’ve struggled. We’re all stuck at home, writing should be easier, right? Actually, […]

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Downpour – Prologue

Hello! This is the prologue for Downpour, the upcoming sequel to my first novel, Whiteout. If you haven’t read Whiteout, STOP HERE, because there are spoilers ahead. Go pick yourself up a copy on Amazon, and then come back and check this out 🙂 Downpour is scheduled to be published in 2020 by Aberrant Literature, […]

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Cannery Row – A Review in Brief

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cannery row is less of a story and more of a description of a place in time. Steinbeck describes a coastal town with incredible detail using a constantly shifting perspective, examining the town through the eyes of a given person or place. It takes […]

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