R.W. Van Sant

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Teller’s Cove Chapter 6

by R.W. Van Sant Chapter 6 Strange dreams overtook Jerry’s tired mind, of floating in darkness. Strong currents pulled and pushed all around him, gently coaxing him this way and that. Wonder flooded his entire being, enthralling and dominating him. He knew he was under water. He could feel it fill his lungs, yet he … More Teller’s Cove Chapter 6

Teller’s Cove Chapter 5

By R.W. Van Sant Chapter 5 “Almost there.” Ten announced. “Good.” Jerry could not wait to see it. The main road continued its serpentine path along the rocky coastline. The ocean dominated Jerry’s attention. He wondered how long it would be until he could ignore the spectacular sight and drive this road as Ted did; … More Teller’s Cove Chapter 5

Teller’s Cove Chapter 4

by R.W. Van Sant Chapter 4 They drove through dawn, curiosity the only thing keeping Jerry’s eyes open. The sun eventually broke through the haze, giving Jerry his first breathless look at the Pacific Ocean. It was calm flat and, although he knew that it was several thousand miles across, looking at it for the … More Teller’s Cove Chapter 4

Teller’s Cove Chapter Three

Chapter 3 Ted paid for a ticket to San Francisco. He would be waiting at the airport, and Jerry was dying to find out what was actually going on. The ticket was waiting for him at the Albuquerque Sunport. It was a night flight and had a connection in Phoenix. Jerry would have preferred a … More Teller’s Cove Chapter Three

Teller’s Cove Chapter Two

Chapter 2 Arturo agreed that Jerry needed a vacation and moved the deck project up so that he could finish in time for spring break. His cousin planned a full-scale, sleepover, work party with all the food and beer Jerry could handle. Jerry jumped at it, he wasn’t overjoyed with the thought of leaving his … More Teller’s Cove Chapter Two

Teller’s Cove Chapter One

Chapter 1 “Hello? Who is this—Ted? So, you’re alive after all?” His older brother had been missing for months. It was too early in the morning. Jerry had been up drinking too late. The sound of his brother’s voice, on the other end of the phone, inspired more anger than relief; he wanted to let … More Teller’s Cove Chapter One

Teller’s Cove

A horror novel by R.W. Van Sant presented one chapter per week. Prologue “One, two, three, four…” Jerry Lujan sat cross-legged, in the center of his dormitory bunk, his eyes squeezed tight against the coming twilight. Focus on the numbers, he told himself. Counting had always calmed his nerves, but this time, it wasn’t helping. … More Teller’s Cove

On Holiday

On Holiday A fun fantasy romp with a modern twist. By R.W. Van Sant Part of the Synaptic Overload Anthology ____________________________________ In our modern world, people travel to exotic places to vacation and take a break from the work a day lives. It is a chance to relax and have fun. What would happen if … More On Holiday

Sporting Chance

Sporting Chance A dystopian Science Fiction Short Story by R.W. Van Sant Part of the Synaptic Overload Anthology ___________________________________ Humanity justifies the killing and eating of animals because we believe that animals lack souls. Beliefs are malleable things, subject to changing conditions, and capable of evolving to justify altered conditions. If criminal activity is immoral, … More Sporting Chance

Crimson Sands

Crimson Sands by R.W. Van Sant A short horror story in the Synaptic Overload Anthology ___________________________________________________ What could cause pure unreasoning terror in a person? A standard Hollywood answer to this question is to have something coming out from behind a dark corner to kill the character with a gruesome medieval weapon or power pool. … More Crimson Sands

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours by R.W. Van Sant Published in the Synaptic Overload Anthology _______________________________________________ Parents have unconditional love for their children. How strong is this bond? Is there anything a child could do before losing the love and support of their parents? This is a flash fiction story. It came about as part of a college … More Visiting Hours


White by R.W. Van Sant From the Synaptic Overload Anthology ________________________________________________________________ When a person dies suddenly, witnesses often comment that “He never knew what hit him.” What happens to such a soul, when the ability to perceive returns to them, lacking worldly stimuli. Can they understand what happened to them? Might not confusion lead to … More White

Whale Song

Whale Song A Short Story By R.W.Van Sant Copyright 2008 ________________________________________________ Whale Song It was his tenth wedding anniversary, and Daniel Gordon was returning home to his wife after a hard day at work, a very hard day. In fact, he’d just been laid off.  Management said that it was a competitive restructuring, but Daniel … More Whale Song


Ricochet By R.W.Van Sant During the first Gulf war, weapons systems became so sophisticated that it became possible for the enemy to fire missiles that locked on to the signals put out by field radios. This story was my third published story. Ricochet appeared in the summer 2008 issue of Victory News-Press. This short story … More Richochet

The Sleep Diet

The Sleep Diet By R.W.Van Sant ________________________________________________________ Doctor Callenger sat at his desk, watching the news broadcast on a small color television as he fondled his father’s world war two forty-five automatic pistol. The world was going to hell. Shit, the world had been going to hell since the fifties. There was no way they … More The Sleep Diet


Group by R.W. Van Sant Group was my second published short story. Victory News Press published it in a quarterly publication in the summer of 2008. Group is a horror story concerning the temporal nature of ghosts. Are they are bound to the same linear nature of time that binds the living? If not then … More Group

Extinction Live!

Extinction Live! By R.W. Van Sant From the Synaptic Overload Anthology Historically, most great advances in science have been promoted and controlled by the government. American society is growing more skeptical of their government forcing the scientific community to become reliant on commercial industries to fund their research. In such a climate science is promoted … More Extinction Live!

Waiting for a Ride

What is a Grey to do, the saucer breaks down light years from the nearest civilized world leaving you stranded on a barbaric world in the middle of a desert that the locals call Nevada? The only outpost on your monitor was a militant looking community called “Area 51”. Nothing to do but call for … More Waiting for a Ride


Rebellious hands clasping illegal pens, Frantic swirls forming outlawed shapes, Ornate designs make alias names, A silent attempt to be remembered. Bit by bit, hidden in plain sight, The forsaken artist leaves his mark, A message only the initiated can read, A desperate attempt to be remembered. Desecrating the desks society gave his parents, The … More Legacy

Wearing a mask is the most patriotic thing you can do now as an American.

These are public domain images of the founding fathers graphically altered to show them wearing masks. These images are intended to inspire all Americans and show them the patriotism of making a little sacrifice for the good of the nation and their fellow Americans. Lets stand together as a nation to fight the corona virus. … More Wearing a mask is the most patriotic thing you can do now as an American.

Hello, I’m R.W. Van Sant

I guess that every writing project has to start somewhere, even a blog. So it’s only fair that if you are going to be following me, reading my thoughts and discoveries, or experiencing my writing explorations along with me then I owe it to you to explain a bit of the philosophes that drive my … More Hello, I’m R.W. Van Sant

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