Death of a Ghost

      Jamie J. Buchanan
Death of a Ghost

A man's path to redemption is one that sorts out true friends from fake ones. As Brian ponders his life and the one constant companion he has had through thick and thin, his friend's life hangs in the balance. Absolution and catharsis comes at a cost as Brian discovers.Cheryl Rainesford takes a ghostly train ride in the middle of the night. Amy discovers extra storage space where there was none before. If you could get away with murder, would you actually commit the crime? How well do you really know the people you work with?Creepy tales and poems that will have you leaving on the light at night. Caution: don't read it alone!
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    The Photo

      Jamie J. Buchanan
The Photo

From the upcoming anthology of short stories "Insights". Diane had to watch her words around Gina, especially after the incident. But what she saw in the photo took her breath away.What does a Buddhist priest have to offer a complex, sophisticated culture steeped in political and commercial intrigue? Shipwrecked and alone among people of an ancient tradition with deep understanding of spiritual and pragmatic ways, who speak numerous languages and are preeminent traders maintaining deep and powerful social and spiritual customs, a young priest is forced to come to grips with the deeper teachings of his own path. This historical novel follows him as his assumptions of superiority fall away and he explores both the deeper aspects of Buddhism and the complex indigenous spiritual and cultural traditions he finds himself immersed in. The Chinook people were among the most sophisticated and successful trading communities of the nations of not only the Pacific Northwest, but of the entire Continent. Their business and political machinations rivaled those of any empire or culture in history. Murder, love, intrigue and endless plots drive our protagonist's journey of personal and cultural discovery as he comes to grips with both his own and his new family's challenges, strengths and weaknesses.
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    The Will

      Jamie J. Buchanan
The Will

Glen was surprised to hear his father had three wills. But what he read in them taught him more about his father, his life and about himself. This is a tale about being a father, a son and a brother - and the bonds that bind for life.1969. The Rolling Stones perform a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Flying high on grass and LSD, Peter, Barnard, Bree, and Tristan rock along with nearly a quarter million people as The Stones make history. With them is Pandora, the once-famous fashion model whose downward spiral into addiction made international headlines, now clinging desperately to the belief that only a power greater than herself can restore her to sanity.After the concert, these five friends decide to take a weekend jaunt to the country to visit Hampton Close, a crumbling old country house Peter recently inherited from his Great Uncle, Basil Townsend. A former protégé of Aleister Crowley, Basil Townsend was once one of Britain’s most notorious practitioners of the Black Arts. But inside a locked room at Hampton Close, an ancient evil from a distant land lies festering in the warm, wet darkness, waiting…waiting…waiting…
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    Survivors

      Jamie J. Buchanan
Survivors

From the 2013 upcoming "Insights" anthology of short stories come a Christmas tale. One of a family fractured, of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.From the 2013 upcoming "Insights" anthology of short stories come a Christmas tale. One of a family fractured, of love, reconciliation and forgiveness.NOTE: I have changed the cover image to this one after the review below. I had no idea it was from a movie (which I haven't seen) so I have changed it. Cheers
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    A Version Between

      Jamie J. Buchanan
A Version Between

How many versions of you are there? If you had the chance to meet them, would you want to? What if you could see the results of all the decisions you made in life - the right calls, the wrong ones, the hard ones and the easy ones? Would you really want to? Well, would you?Paul Fields has had a rough few years: elfin mother assaulted, well-known father arrested, and unfairly turned away from his rugby club. Now, the weight of the clouds is upon him. And as Paul sits unwillingly through his younger brother’s school play, intrusive thoughts of violence assail him, demanding he act. His brother in his arms, will Paul break him to ease the suffering of all?
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    A Sliver of Light

      Jamie J. Buchanan
A Sliver of Light

Stephen Sharp finds himself in a game of Russian Roulette with a motley crew of associates including Franklin Bletch (a greedy corporate executive), the beautiful Carly Wilson (who hides a deadly secret) and elderly Judith Scruth who has her reasons for being there. There can be only one winner.Stephen Sharp finds himself in a game of Russian Roulette with a motley crew of associates including Franklin Bletch (a greedy corporate executive), the beautiful Carly Wilson (who hides a deadly secret) and elderly Judith Scruth who has her reasons for being there. Run by two ex-military commandoes, the game takes place amidst a night of debauchery and excess.Will Stephen and Carly forge a bond too hard to break? Or will their time together be cut short by the lone bullet in the chamber?There can be only one winner.
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    Insights (A Short Story)

      Jamie J. Buchanan
Insights (A Short Story)

Michael's morning commute was made more bearable with the purchase of his new book - a collection of short stories that allowed the reader insights into the mind of the authors. But, as Michael read, the similarities between his life and the story became clearer. Lines blurred and where fact ended and fiction started was not so certain...narratorAUSTRALIA Volume Three is a collection of more than 210 poems and short stories from more than 90 emerging and established Australian writers which were published on the narratorAUSTRALIA blog during the period 1 May to 31 October 2013. Contributors are: Alexander Gardiner, Alexander Ryan-Jones, Alexandra Plummer, Alexandra Smithers, Andris Heks, Ann Pigott, Ariette Singer, Armin Boko, Athena Zaknic, Beau Porter, Ben McCaskill, Bob Edgar, Connie Howell, Craig Stanton, Crystal Lee, David Anderson, David Jenkins, David Keegan, David Newman, DavidVee , Deborah Stanbridge, Demelza, Douglas Radcliffe, Emma Hall, Emma-Lee Scott, Esther Campion, Fayroze Lutta, Felicity Lynch, Graham Sparks, Gregory Tome, Heather Jensen, Henry Johnston, Hettie Ashwin, Sammy , Irene Assumpter, Irina Dimitric, James Craib, Jane Russell, Jean Bundesen, Jennie Cumming, Jenny Kathopoulis, Jessica Soul, JH Mancy, JL Warren, Joanna Rain, Joemass, John Arvan, John Ross, Jordan Black, Judith Bruton, Judith La Porte, Julie Martin, Ken Ward, Kerry Karamaroudis, Kylie Abecca, Lauren David, Leonie Bingham, Fantail, Lynn Nickols, Marilyn Linn, Mark Fowler, Mark Govier, Mary Krone, Michele Fermanis-Winward, Mitchell Walker, Mubarak Hameed, Evelyn MD, Paul Humphreys, Peter Goodwin, Rachel Branscombe, RL, Robert Murphy, Robertas, Robyn Chaffey, Ruchi Khare, Ruth Withers, Sallie Ramsay, Sarah Baker, Sarah Clay, Shane Smithers, Shannon Todd, Shirley Burgess, Stephanie Adamopoulos, Subroto Pant, Susan Kay, Thomas Gibbs, Virginia Gow, Vita Monica, Wendy Vitols, Whitney McIntosh and Winsome Smith.
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    In The Deep

      Jamie J. Buchanan
In The Deep

Patrick sits by the cool waters of the West Australian beach and is reminded of the long hot summers of his youth - the sun, the sea, the girls. And, of course, of Dylan - his cousin who seemed to be everything Patrick was not. Yet now, years later, Patrick is reminded of those days with a mix of joy and melancholy - his life may never be the same.Humans facing the possibility of living for eternity can't stand by and watch as thousands of their kind fly off into the cosmic void.The self-exiled humans will be used as slaves by a more advanced alien race. Their minds have been rendered compliant by implants from a devious genius but possible medium term redemption exists through device decay or the ingesting of certain chemicals.As the commander of the humans ponders the mental effects of eternal life, the universal mind has ideas of creating a new beginning for the humans...
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    Pig Farm

      Jamie J. Buchanan
Pig Farm

Joe suspected his wife was having an affair. The consequences of his actions led to hungry pigs, an elaborate plan and surprising resultsThis short story mixes elements of jealousy, horror and old-fashioned revenge to serve up a dish best served cold.Joe suspected his wife was having an affair. The consequences of his actions led to hungry pigs, an elaborate plan and surprising results.This short story mixes elements of jealousy, horror and old-fashioned revenge to serve up a dish best served cold.
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    Writing Crash

      Jamie J. Buchanan
Writing Crash

Michael Forster is the stalled wunderkind of gritty, urban fiction; just as he thinks that he has the panacea to his chemically induced writer’s block, indecision clouds his vision. Is art imitating life? Or is it the other way around?Could it be the drugs, the alcohol, and the bingeing have created an alternate world clouded in amnesia and just out of reach?And just who IS Desiree?Michael Forster is the wunderkind of gritty, urban fiction - a Tarantino-esque rise to literary fame that has taken him down a dark road to excess, debauchery and expectation. And now, as the pressure of continuing to keep the bright white burn of street-cred relevance increases, Michael is facing his biggest crisis yet. New writers are emerging, threatening to over-take him as he faces the demons that success has brought him.He starts to write again but, just as he thinks that he may just have the panacea to his chemically induced writer’s block, indecision clouds his vision.Is art imitating life? Or is it the other way around?Could it be the drugs, the alcohol, and the bingeing have created an alternate world clouded in amnesia and just out o reach?Or is it all in his head?And, more importantly, who really is Desiree?
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