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 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 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 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
I will get a new short story up next week. This week my swamp cooler broke a shaft and we had to cut it out, and replace it and several other ancillary pieces. The good news is the old 70s era swamp cooler is now nearly new, except the cage and the housing and working … More Sorry no short story this week.
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!
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