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

Richochet

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

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!