The editors of Survival By Storytelling have been working diligently to come up with a little musical treat for everyone.  We’re not the only ones.  The contributors for the first issue will have their own list soon, but for now you’ll have to deal with our ridiculous choices of songs for each of the nineteen pieces of fiction or poetry in the first issue.  If anyone is offended by our choices…blame Shaun, because he is the one responsible for any absurd choices here.

Here goes:

  1. “Brighter” – Paramore (“Chrysalis” by Josh Roberts)
  2. “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift (“Night Planks” by Thea Green)
    Of course, Nyx completely disagrees with this one and suggests that “When You Were Young” by The Killers or “It’s Only Love” by The Beatles would be more apt choices.

  3. “Wasteland” – 10 Years (“Memoirs of a Torn Page” by Divya Mohan)
  4. “Rebirthing” – Skillet (“The Birth of ‘Sweet-Fish’ by Chris Chapman)
  5. “The Fantasy” – 30 Seconds to Mars (“Waffles” by Meagan Burbidge)

    Or “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsokav
  6. “I’m So Sick” – Flyleaf (“Honor Roll Bound” by Emerald Du)

    Or “Nothing Special” by Ill Scarlet
  7. “Anvil of Crom” – Basil Poledouris, from Conan the Barbarian (“Row 7” by Gregory Wells) (starts at 1:13)
  8. “Waves of Morning Haze” – Watanabe from Shenmue (“Dried Flowers” by Adrienne Copeland)
  9. “Die Another Day” – Madonna (“One Last Look” by Nick Lyle)

    Or “Ghost of You” by My Chemical Romance.
  10. “Vampire” – Shane 54 w/ Carrie Skipper (“Invisibility” by Kelsey Ray) (skip to around the 3 minute mark)
  11. “This Could Be Anywhere in the World” – Alexisonfire (“Me and the Moon, Demilune” by Noah Blake)
  12. “Frozen” – Within Temptation (“The Bus Stop” by Tejas Ranade)
  13. “Tonight, Tonight” – Smashing Pumpkins (“A World Without Streetlights” by Tegan Bridge)
  14. “Minuet in B Minor” – J. S. Bach (“In Plus Than Perfect Planets” by Milton Perez)
  15. “Lyrical Lies” – Cute is What We Aim For (“Summer of Artifice” by Benjamin E. Nardolilli)
  16. “See Right Through Me” – Mobile (“Glass Friendship (in a Play)” by Niyousha Bastani)
  17. “Icarus Dream Fanfare” – Yngwie Mamsteen (“The Rescue of a Unicorn” by Tabatha Schroeder)
  18. “Broken Strings” – James Morrison & Nelly Furtado (“Frame of Reference” by Natasha Angela Gregorio)
  19. “A Dramatist Plays Catastrophist” – Junius (“Words to a Dramatist” by Rei Thompson)

And there you have it!  Thoughts?  Complaints?