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

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