Thoughts on Colonial Despotism and Tyranny

by R.W. Van Sant Colonies in the history of the Earth have primarily been seen as an exploitable resource by the nations that control them. They contain assets and supplies that can be extracted for the use of the mother country, thereby providing markets for the merchants and producers and often provide advantage military positioning. … More Thoughts on Colonial Despotism and Tyranny

Old movies and building tension for a horror story.

Thought by R.W. Van Sant Old movies and building tension for a horror story. A movie review. Kind of. I was recently watching an adaption of a short story that I liked as a teenager — “The Lurking Fear” by Lovecraft. The short story gave me chills, but the movie completely failed to deliver. Oh, … More Old movies and building tension for a horror story.

Teller’s Cove

R.W. Van Sant The remaining Chapters Chapter 35 Jerry drove towards town, unsure of where he was going. He only knew that Ellie needed a hospital. Her cell phone slid across the dashboard as Jerry steered the car around the winding coastal roads. He wished Ted was there; he did not even know where a … More Teller’s Cove

Teller’s Cove

By R.W. Van Sant Chapter 34 and 35 Chapter 33 As promised, Ted had the grill ready when they returned. Ellie set the bags down on the table as Jerry slumped into a large plastic lounge chair. Ted took out the food, cutting up and wrapping potatoes in tin foil for the grill. Next to … More Teller’s Cove

Teller’s Cove

R.W. Van Sant Chapter 31 and 32 Chapter 31 Jerry knew that it would be several minutes before the taxi from town could get out to them, so Jerry took Ted’s suggestion. His hands were bandaged, so he could not wash up. Jerry wrestled on a set of clean pants and shirt, feeling much better. … More Teller’s Cove

Teller’s Cove

By R.W. Van Sant Chapter 30 Chapter 30 Jerry watched as Ellie bandaged his hands, unsure how he was going to tell her about her uncle. He was feeling sick to his stomach and nearly vomited. Instead, he fought to calm himself, eyes closed and breathing deeply. “There you go,” Ellie finished wrapping Jerry’s hands. … More Teller’s Cove

Teller’s Cove

by R.W. Van Sant Chapter 29 Chapter 29 Jerry’s muscles tensed in apprehension of the force of the current. Hand over hand, he pulled himself into the darkness below, with each foot expecting to feel the ripping strength of the current. Perhaps they had gotten lucky and chosen the right point in the tidal cycle, … More Teller’s Cove

Teller’s Cove

by R.W. Van Sant Chapter 26 Chapter 26 That evening the brothers laid all their equipment out on the living room floor and prepped. They inspected and cleaned each piece. Everything was ready. Ted brought out a box of shotgun shells and some nail polish. “Three rounds each should be more than enough.” Ted opened … More Teller’s Cove

Teller’s Cove

by R.W, van Sant Chapter 23 and 24 Chapter 23 Sleep pulled him into its nebulous embrace. The entire universe became a swirling abyss of half-visions. The world was hazy, yet he could perceive it speeding along without him at a ridiculously rapid pace, a video stuck on fast forward. Driven as before, by the … More Teller’s Cove