Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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The Homeless Girl
Published on 09-10-2017 09:35 PM
THE HOMELESS GIRL By Sahira Basirudin   I remember the first time I met her. She was sitting alone on the park bench, beneath the cherry tree. She hugged her legs tightly close to her and kept looking at the sky as if she was looking at it for the first time. The cherry blossom was blooming pre  Read More...
By Sahira Basirudin in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 166
Views: 254
The Shed
Published on 09-10-2017 07:32 PM
When I was young and innocent, the shed provided shelter for my friends and I, whenever rains interrupted our outdoor games. It was neither too warm nor too comfortable, with scattered fodder covering the floor and inappropriately arranged rusted tools, but it was sufficient. The sound of rain trick  Read More...
By Sven Medyon in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 264
Views: 247
The Blunder Made in University
Published on 09-10-2017 06:52 PM
This has to be a mistake. I was supposed to be attending my St. John Ambulance club meeting and the FIRST one at that too. But....How did this happen? How did I end up in another’s club meeting? Before entering the lecture hall, I have already noticed everyone wearing different kinds of shirt  Read More...
By Daniel Wong Tiong Kong in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 314
Views: 274
Alice's Wonderland
Published on 09-10-2017 05:49 PM
“Alice, it’s just a puppet! Stop overreacting! Keep your mouth shut and wipe those tears!” Alice was definitely going to throw up all over the puppet display then promptly just die. Her mother doesn’t understand. Her fears, no matter how irrational were very real and very sc  Read More...
By Shya in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 65
Views: 105
Invidious
Published on 09-10-2017 05:06 PM
I thought he liked me. I thought we had a meaningful relationship. But I was wrong. He's just like all the other men out there. He only wants to be seen with a pretty face and a beautiful body. I was disappointed. After months of a beautiful professional relationship, he made me believe that he like  Read More...
By Pa Arul Malar in
Reader Points: 120
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 215
Views: 354
The Spoon
Published on 09-10-2017 04:46 PM
The Spoon By Sandra Tai Yoke Kam She died three days ago after a fatal accident on the road. She had been rushing to pick up their baby from the baby sitter's house. It was raining and she didn't stop at the junction. The other car came from the other side and ploughed into her driver's side. She d  Read More...
By sandra Tai in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 101
Views: 172
The Theatre of Dreams
Published on 09-10-2017 03:47 PM
 “I don’t want to do this anymore, please.”   “Bao, think about the money we can make. Your fiancé just bought a half million condominium, you need to finance your seaside-themed wedding and remember that honeymoon in Paris.”   “We should sto  Read More...
By Irwin Choo in
Reader Points: 1650
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 32
Views: 4421
The Theatre of Dreams
Published on 09-10-2017 03:41 PM
 “I don’t want to do this anymore, please.”   “Bao, think about the money we can make. Your fiancé just bought a half million condominium, you need to finance your seaside-themed wedding and remember that honeymoon in Paris.”   “We should sto  Read More...
By bla in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 400
Views: 25
The Theatre of Dreams
Published on 09-10-2017 03:37 PM
 “I don’t want to do this anymore, please.”   “Bao, think about the money we can make. Your fiancé just bought a half million condominium, you need to finance your seaside-themed wedding and remember that honeymoon in Paris.”   “We should sto  Read More...
By Irwin Choo in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 401
Views: 35
Bloody Memories
Published on 09-10-2017 02:36 PM
Melania sighs. Her mother softly pats her head which briefly reminds her of her dead dog. She glances to her feet. Few steps away, under the floorboards, her dead dog is rotting away in a tightly sealed bag. She didn’t kill it. But if she were to bring it up, they’d think she definitely   Read More...
By Shya in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 66
Views: 85
Playing by The Rules
Published on 09-10-2017 02:25 PM
Standing in the kitchen, my hand shook as I scribbled words onto a piece of paper as fast as I could. My usually neat handwriting was a scrawled mess of alphabets tumbling over each other. My vision blurred from the tears, obscuring my sight altogether. I took a shaky breath as I folded the paper an  Read More...
By Olivia Adelia Matilda in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 228
Views: 218
A word bigger than love
Published on 09-10-2017 11:49 AM
"Why would parents burden themselves to raise their children?" the timid Aminah mumbled while waiting for her favourite chicken soup to be ready. I had the same thought when my mother tirelessly looked after my sister and I. Instead of answering Aminah, I shot her a question.  "What do you thin  Read More...
By Nur Adilah Ramli in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 67
Views: 65
It's All About Autumn
Published on 09-10-2017 11:34 AM
Try to live each day as it comes. Every day, I wake up and tell myself to live another day. It has become a routine that I repeat this same phrase to myself day after day. I have tried to get by just as everybody does but ordinary doesn’t seem to fit in my vocabulary. It’s alien; like ha  Read More...
By Renisha Leena in
Reader Points: 370
Editor Points: 51000
Rank: 12
Views: 1142
Counting Days
Published on 09-10-2017 06:54 AM
Whenever we fight, we may not talk to each other for months. I think the longest we’ve ever made was 2 months. It was horrible. I remember the first time I sulked, it was because she refused to make a deal with me. It’s not about the deal of course, it was the deed that she refused to do  Read More...
By Noor Fitri Mahmood in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 222
Views: 301
Rhapsody of little red roses
Published on 09-10-2017 03:59 AM
He hopped his way to where she was standing under the mild shade of half withered tree waiting for her 10:30am bus. "What's special today", he asked to which she responded with raised brows and a headshake. He continued, "They say today is special". And she went, "Oh! today is Valentines Day. It's t  Read More...
By Mythili in
Reader Points: 480
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 155
Views: 2067