JOSH SAND JS
Writing
about

Writing is another passion that helps fill the cracks of my free time. I currently have short stories and essays to share here, with a novel in the editing stage on the way. (To gauge my reading tastes, stalk me on my Goodreads profile.)

short stories
I Should Be Alive

I Should Be Alive

Aug 2014. 6k words.

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An inept paranormal investigation show, its cameraman, its psychic, TV, and the years.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen

Dec 2014. 5k words.

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Stylistic parody of school-assigned coming-of-age stories.

Saint's Bones

Saint’s Bones

Dec 2014. 2k words.

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A medieval church hordes the Lord. Written for a college short story contest. And won!

The Light That Was Holy

The Light That Was Holy

Nov 2017. 1.5k words.

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A member of a dwindling religious cult returns to his shrine when the star he worshipped goes supernova.

essays/guides

A Skyrimbaby’s Guide to Morrowind and Oblivion

Sep 2015. 4k words.

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A review/guide for The Elder Scrolls video game series for people who hopped aboard late (like me).

So Random!: How to Build Attachment to Random Generation (and Not Be No Man’s Sky)

Aug 2016. 4k words.

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A look at the history of random generation in video game design and how it can work, from the context of No Man’s Sky’s release.

novels

Where We Came From

Feb 2012–Jul 2017

Modern-day sci-fi with neurotic aliens. In the editing stage since July 2017.