The Woman on the Pavement

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
From the upcoming anthology of short stories "Insights". Who is the woman on the pavement? Onlookers are stunned, confusion reigns...somehow the narrator must figure it out.
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About Jamie J. Buchanan

Jamie J. Buchanan is based in Perth, Western Australia. He spent many years playing in rock bands, mostly loud, fast, punk rock and heavy metal bands - the sort your parents warned you about. He is currently playing guitar, singing and writing songs for melodic punk band “Incomplete” based in Perth, Australia. But he has always been writing stories - long and short.

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 (

The short story “Sanguine Saviour” won second place in the monthly “Darker Times” competition ( 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:

Jamie has had several stories short-listed as well including “Insights” in the 2013 Carmel Bird Short Story Award and “Imagine This” in the 2014 Bundaberg Writers’ Writefest Award 2014.

Jamie's short story "The End of Death" has won the "Spinetinglers" short story competition for Jan 2015. His short story “Mr Shmoopie” has also won 1st Prize in “Spinetinglers” short story competition for October 2015 and both stories were supposed to be featured in an upcoming anthology of award winning short fiction. ( You can read them below (soon to be published late 2017)

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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James Jenkins reviewed on June 4, 2017

Not overly original, but well written and engaging.
(review of free book)
Amy Peters reviewed on Nov. 3, 2012

Hi, Jamie,

You reviewed one of my short stories and I thought it only fair to read some of your material.

Jamie, I loved this. I loved the tight narrative style that used sensible wordplay to paint the scene immediately in my mind. It was the sort of story that slowly pulled me in, intrigued me, held my interest and then finally hit me with that twist that makes such fiction so worth reading.

I won't add any spoilers for anyone as that would be so unfair, but I loved this story. A great read indeed.
(review of free book)
Mark Stewart reviewed on Oct. 23, 2012

This was a great read.
perfect ending. Certainly worth a read.
(review of free book)
Philip Fraterrigo reviewed on Oct. 22, 2012

An interesting story. Give it a read if you're the type of person who likes a mystery. The clues are all there in the story and in hindsight it seems almost obvious but I must admit that I was surprised by the ending. Good story.
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