Sandcastle by Justin Bog 


Sandcastle and Other Stories: The Complete Edition

By Justin Bog

Genre: Short Fiction/Psychological Literary Suspense

The Complete Edition of Justin Bog’s First Collection of Dark Psychological Suspense Tales.

An award-winning collection, Sandcastle and Other Stories reveals twisted secrets that are mined like plutonium. These twelve literary tales are nothing short of an adventure through a roiling sea of emotion. With authenticity and eloquence, author Justin Bog holds a provocative and compelling mirror on the human condition.

“The stories are those of everyday people who might live next door or in the walk-up across the street . . . A man with a personal crisis takes a singles cruise – a woman leaves her toddler girl at the beach while having a romantic tryst – a B-list actor’s character is killed off – a girl is sucked below the sand into an underwater chamber . . . an old gardener who has dark secrets interacts with the bosses daughter in a most unforeseen way. The only commonality in these tight, little stories is they are unexpected. Having this book is like having a string of black pearls – each one slightly different, but each a perfect, dark, little gem . . . Bog paints pictures with words as Titian did with oil paints – startlingly detailed with deep perspective and rich complexity.”

–Rosi Hollenbeck, San Francisco Book Review


This is a wonderful set of short stories. Each one is extremely different and all of them leave you wanting more!

 A strange gardener and a girl in an underwater chamber are  just a few of the characters who are so rich and detailed.  Each story is unique and facinating with a different design element. 

I really want to read a novel.  These short stories were not enough. I want more!!


Author Bio


Justin Bog lives in the Pacific Northwest on Fidalgo Island. Justin Bog was Pop Culture Correspondent and Editor for In Classic Style. He enjoys cooking, lawn mowing not so much, and spends time walking and handing out treats to two long coat German shepherds, Zippy and Kipling, and two barn cats, Ajax The Gray and Eartha Kitt’n.

Sandcastle and Other Stories: The Complete Edition on Amazon:

*The author will be selling two new stories separately in one bundle under the title: Speak the Word! as an eBook only for $1.99

Justin’s creative writing blog is here.

On Twitter @JustinBog

On Goodreads:

About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to Sandcastle by Justin Bog 

  1. justinbog says:

    Fredreeca, thank you, truly, for tackling my second book. Means the world to me, and your comment was incisive: I am looking at lengthening my tales at the moment. The next book will be four dark novellas (horror but subtle like I try to write). Two are complete and I’m working away on the next two with a wraparound tale to connect all four. After that a novel . . . I promise! I am writing a weekly dark story titled A Play Demonic on my writing blog ( if you’re interested. It’s now up to chapter 30 and over 41,000 words—still in novella territory! haha! All the best for the rest of your summer reading 🙂 ever, Justin

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