Mysterious Button

Yay! My turn to write on the company blog. I’ve been looking forward to this day for ages. I was starting to think I wouldn’t get a chance. But today I noticed a button on the elevator I’d never seen before. It said “Floor X”, so naturally, I pressed the button immediately. I expected the elevator to start going down, toward the basement. Instead it went up, all the way to the top of the skyscraper. Now I’m thinking, how great is this going to be? It’ll probably have an incredible view of the entire city.

Nope. Turns out the top floor of the building has no windows and no lighting. It was pitch black up there, except for a slight glow up ahead. I moved toward it, realising that the glow was from a small neon blue pen on a desk. Picking the pen up, I used its glow to survey the other items on the desk. One of them was a piece of paper that had the words: Tell Joey to have the glass balustrade on Level 7 repaired. Signed, CEO.

Oh my gosh, I was thinking. I’d stumbled upon a letter written by the CEO himself! I’d never so much as seen a photo of the man, and here I was reading his handwriting, with his special pen. Realising I was touching said pen, I immediately dropped it on the table. Then I heard breathing over my shoulder.

Heart in my throat, I spun and was met by a hunched man with a club in his hand. “You shouldn’t be snooping around these parts,” he croaked. “How would you like to write a post on the company blog instead?”

“But I need to arrange the glass repair. Around Melbourne, it can be hard to come by a quality glazier, so I think we should get onto that so-”

That was when the hunched man hit me in the head with his club. When I came to, I was in a room with a computer and a note that said, “You have half an hour. Write something”. So that’s what I’m doing. Not the day at work I was expecting.