Board Meeting

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
From the upcoming anthology of short stories "Insights". Ever said something you wish you hadn't? Ever limited your options through some ill-chosen words at an inopportune moment? Then this is for you.
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Words: 870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476202488
About Jamie J. Buchanan

Jamie J. Buchanan is based in Perth, Western Australia. He spent many years playing in rock bands, mostly loud, fast, heavy metal and hard rock bands - the sort your parents warned you about. But his first love has always been writing.

Jamie has had a short story “On My Goat” published by Cardigan Press in 2006 in the anthology “Allnighter” as well as having several short stories published on the Smashwords website for free download (www.smashwords.com).

The short story “Sanguine Saviour” won second place in the monthly “Darker Times” competition (www.darkertimes.co.uk) and was included in the inaugural Darker Times anthology as well.

The short story “The Woman on the Pavement” is published in an upcoming Editor’s Choice anthology by Stringybark Press called "Hitler Did It".

Jamie's short story "Battle of Wits" has won the Raspberry and Vine short story comp for 2012 - you can read it here:
http://home.people.net.au/~raspberryandvine/

Jamie enjoys the films of Robert Rodriguez, The Coen Brothers and Guy Richie, music by Bad Religion, Muse, The Offspring, Clutch, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica, and books by James Ellroy, Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk and Stephen King. His only hates are people who talk about themselves in the third person. And Brussel Sprouts. He hates Brussel Sprouts.

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Reviews

Review by: Gareth Alan on July 08, 2013 :
This is some creative writing. A short piece that reminded me of bullshit meetings I occasionally have to sit through at work. Very well written. At one point I thought I was reading a poem, and at loads of other points I was wondering what certain words meant. Good job Kindles have dictionaries. That's not a bad thing though, twas a fun little read and it killed some time at work.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Dec. 17, 2012 :
This reminded me of a job interview in which I was asked many bullshit questions too which I responded with bullshit answers...Guess what, I got the job!
The job was only a six month contract but a year later the same job came up again and instead I decided this time to be more honest with my answers...Guess what, I did'nt get the job!

It would be nice to tell the boss how it is, and how things should be done. This is a story of such a man, the question is will he have the bottle to carry it out?
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Review by: Michael Carter on Dec. 09, 2012 :
Highly poetic piece concerning the things you say in board meetings. Jamie Buchanan uses alliteration, metre, and some techniques that I don't know what are, as well as a unusual and vibrant vocabulary, including a couple of words he may have invented, but which fit perfectly (smiffle, for example).

This is a short read, but not a fast read. Take it slow and read it aloud, is my advice. This is really interesting work;I've never read anything quite like this before.
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Review by: Silja Hare on Oct. 18, 2012 :
a fun little story not to be approached without your dictionary unless you have an excellent vocabulary, lol. this exact same thing happens to my brain, too, when i'm stuck in meetings.
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