This was the best office party he’s ever been…

But then, he hadn’t been to many; the company he worked at before moving to Servicom was a small time tech company filled with nerds who had no idea what ‘turning up’ meant. Their idea of a party was simply good food, small speeches and randomly picking staff to tell drab jokes.

He hated that.

Now Ben was on the verge of being promoted to head the Value Added Services department the following year. He didn’t want to dwell on his change of fortunes and decided to just enjoy the wine and music.

“Nice party isn’t it? I can tell you haven’t been to one of these.” Bella said with a smirk.

He froze.

Oh no, not Bella, anyone else but this drop dead diva who treated everyone like crap.

“You can ease up Ben, it’s an awesome party and I’m not looking for a fight. Actually I won’t mind your company; the other guys are acting like total jerks.”

So they talked for the first time. He got to know more about Bella amidst glasses of wine and dessert. He couldn’t tell if it was the wine or chemistry but they even flirted and shared a few stolen kisses. Three hours later, Ben wound up in a bed that wasn’t his.

It was dark when he woke up, all he could see was the glow of the alarm clock flashing 12:07 before she pushed a knife through his chest, her other hand muffling his screams.

Ben gasped and sat bolt upright. It was only a dream but he couldn’t help looking at the alarm clock the glowing green light read 12:06.

And that was when he heard the bedroom door creak open.

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Hi guys,

Funny how I haven’t posted anything this year. Really sorry and I’ll get to it soon but there’s a lot of unfinished business out there right now. It would all be over soon.

So today is Valentine’s Day and everyone (almost) is basically a walking pole of mush. I don’t get it – I mean I’m all for love but this mass mushiness creeps me the hell out, like everyone got infected with a lovey zombie virus. Oh well…Cupid shot me once (the sneaky bastard) and I broke his arm and stuck an arrow up his butt. I digress, that’s a story for another day.

Here’s what I’m gonna do.

I’m posting a valentine worthy 30-song playlist ranging from the very mushy to the whatever. I dunno what I first fell in love with: books or music. Depending on whether you’re taken, about to be taken, pretending to be taken, taken for granted, believing you’re taken or simply not taken seriously, these songs might make you smile, muse or outrightly mess you up. Most of them are rock songs by the way. Here goes…

I don’t wanna miss a thing – Aerosmith
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Always in my head – Coldplay
No Words – The Script
I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
Let’s make it last – Brandon Heath
Sunburn – Ed Sheeran
Shirtsleeves – Ed Sheeran
Afire Love – Ed Sheeran
Love, love, love – Of Monsters and Men
Ariel – Anathema
Dear You – Josh Auer
Found – Phillip Larue
Lost in You – Three Days Grace
Anathema – Anathema
Cosmic Love – Florence + the Machine
Dark Paradise – Lana Del Rey
My Immortal – Evanescence
When you can’t sleep at night – Of Mice and Men
Another you – Of Mice and Men
Valentines Day – Linkin Park
Life After You – Daughtry
I’ll Fight – Daughtry
Skulls – Bastille
Someday – Nickelback
Battleships – Daughtry
You’ll be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground, I’ll be the wings that keep your head in the clouds – Mayday Parade
Time bomb – All Time Low
New York – Snow Patrol
Rainy Zurich – The Fray