Board Meeting

Rated 4.20/5 based on 5 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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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 July 15, 2017

not overly good or bad
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Gareth Alan reviewed on July 8, 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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Jonathan Antony Strickland reviewed 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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Michael Carter reviewed on Dec. 9, 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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Silja Hare reviewed 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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