Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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A Big Bird's Story
Published on 09-05-2017 06:27 PM
My days are numbered. I have only lived for five years, a tiny fraction of an average human’s life span. But nevertheless my end is coming. I was designated as B-80 Sky Rider, the fastest bomber aircraft ever built by the Free Alliance Air Force (FAAF) at the time. With my six massive engines,  Read More...
By K WK in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 51000
Rank: 13
Views: 143
That Happy Man, Stan
Published on 09-05-2017 04:04 PM
Stan lived alone in a small unit on the top floor of a five-storey apartment block in Detroit. Despite turning 70 on a wintry Christmas Eve, he still found satisfaction in a job as an employee in a factory making rubber soles for shoes. Solitude did not easily come to him as he was surrounded by the  Read More...
By Sheu Quen in
Reader Points: 210
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 20
Views: 1085
Yours truly
Published on 09-05-2017 02:30 PM
As the blanket of stars drape the falling dusky sun, a subtle breeze of accomplishment marking the end of the day caressed my cheeks. A washout of final rays of colors streaking through the canvas of approaching darkness, reminded me of blossoming petals amidst the creaks of cold, dead wall. With t  Read More...
By Anupama Ravindran Menon in
Reader Points: 1620
Editor Points: 60000
Rank: 1
Views: 7301
Conversations by The Crater
Published on 09-05-2017 12:54 PM
There was a small crater in the floor not ten feet away from the counter of the café, where a woman in her 40s sat. Bright spots where the missing paintings used to be were framed by burn marks on every wall. The furniture stood out from the rest of the café as they were without a scra  Read More...
By Chan Teik Onn in
Reader Points: 250
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 82
Views: 820
The Keys
Published on 09-05-2017 11:02 AM
                 Music is art for the ears. Killing is more like a full body experience when it comes to art. It's sort of like performing arts. There's just a magnificent thrill to the flick of a knife and the warm ever-so-comforting threshold of a gun a  Read More...
By Izlyn in
Reader Points: 520
Editor Points: 57000
Rank: 2
Views: 3241
If You Will Die Tomorrow...
Published on 09-05-2017 09:59 AM
In his fifteen years of life, Authur could think of nothing he could proudly boast to anyone, not his grade, not an achievement, and certainly not his family’s wealth. Or perhaps, he could try boosting to people that he had seen a spirit, provided that anyone would believe it. &ldquo  Read More...
By Chong Beng Wei in
Reader Points: 1460
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 17
Views: 5090
It's not over
Published on 09-05-2017 09:38 AM
I dedicates this story for those who feel you are the only one suffering on this earth, hoping that you will gain your hope to live this life and pull you from your slump. When I was a kid, I always thought that I was the luckiest person who was blessed with both good parents. I could say that they   Read More...
By Cecelia Lihan in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 386
Views: 153
It's not overi
Published on 09-05-2017 09:32 AM
I dedicated this story for those who feel you are the only one suffering on this earth, hoping that you will gain your hope to live this life and pull you from your slump. When I was a kid, I always thought that I was the luckiest person who was blessed with both good parents. I could say that they   Read More...
By Cecelia Lihan in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 366
Views: 28
Blessing in Disguise
Published on 09-05-2017 06:50 AM
           A shrilled scream rang throughout the cold treacherous night. The echo of the voice reverberated in the dense forest, alerting its dwellers. The wolves howled and yipped in fear. Hisses of reptiles and hoots of fowls scatter the scene  Read More...
By Thirumagal Sathasevam in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 217
Views: 336
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Published on 09-05-2017 06:18 AM
               A masquerade ball was set in the depths of night, held deep within the most opulent and affluent parts of the city. The splendour in the air intertwined with tales of tragedy, love and fate. Roaming in between the masses  Read More...
By Thirumagal Sathasevam in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 45
Views: 649
Diary from the Holocaust
Published on 09-05-2017 05:25 AM
8 Jan 1920 The benign sunlight showered through the myrtle green oak leaves and glazed upon us. Hayley and I were sitting under the leafy shed, and where I realized that she had been scribbling her notebook from the peak of the morning until then. Feeling the urge to peep on her contents, my eyes d  Read More...
By Sophie Tan Yi Kah in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 131
Views: 103
Shadows on my sundial
Published on 09-05-2017 02:30 AM
It took me the longest two seconds of life to slit a blade through my wrist once. It has been the shortest eleven years of life right after. "Make a wish, make a wish!" Sarah exclaimed with a mouth full of chocolate pudding. I immediately closed my eyes, gripped my hands very tightly around the knif  Read More...
By Darshana in
Reader Points: 980
Editor Points: 54000
Rank: 7
Views: 3677
Fate
Published on 09-05-2017 01:39 AM
I rubbed my temples as they started throbbing painfully. I downed some painkillers out of habit. Ears ringing, perhaps a sign of pending tinnitus. Alas for me, that was not the case. Her piercing scream and bloodied hands haunted my dreams. But I failed to see her face. “Damned woman. I don&r  Read More...
By Izwazi in
Reader Points: 380
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 157
Views: 1048
Three Men in a Room
Published on 09-05-2017 01:21 AM
Somebody ate the pizza.Pete just came back. The door was locked when he came in, the windows were closed, no signs of a break in. Yet, it was gone. "What in the blazes?" Pete was in disbelief. He was sure that he checked the pizza in the refrigerator this morning, sitting there, waiting for him to e  Read More...
By Gabriel H'ng in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 211
Views: 897
Shattered Dreams
Published on 09-05-2017 01:01 AM
“I promise that I will come and see you right after I come back home. You know that I will always love you and you are the only one in my life. There is nothing else that I would wish for apart from just you right beside me for the rest of my life,” Darius Milford typed a message to th  Read More...
By Scarlet Boundaries in
Reader Points: 240
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 116
Views: 655