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

Aug 2014. 6k words.

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

Mangosteen

Dec 2014. 5k words.

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

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!

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

Old Shame

Feb 2012–Jul 2017

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