Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017


Published on 09-02-2017 08:14 PM
It was finally the end of my five-hour shift and I sighed in relief. Pulling off the grease-stained apron from my waist, I collected my bag and redid my braid. It had been a long day, what with it being a public holiday, the restaurant was crowded with customers. I had my fair share of noisy c  Read More...
By Leanne Chan in
Reader Points: 820
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 73
Views: 3401
Published on 09-02-2017 07:06 PM
(Author's Note: I expected the words in italic to be posted as well as they play an important role in this story. This is a fixed version. Parts contained in square brackets are supposed to be italic.) I sat down on the bench next to the football field. It's starting to be a daily routine of mine.   Read More...
By Abdul Muhaimin in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 59
Views: 182
Published on 09-02-2017 06:58 PM
I sat down on the bench next to the football field. It's starting to be a daily routine of mine. Every day, I would take a walk in the park with a book in my hand. I would go to the same bench and would spend hours reading. I would lose track of time and get carried away. It felt good, to be lost li  Read More...
By Abdul Muhaimin in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 404
Views: 76
Don’t Be Sad, Come And Watch TV
Published on 09-02-2017 06:30 PM
“Hassan, don’t sit too close to the TV, it will burn your eyes!” his mother used to say. His father and mother was seldom at home, and most of the baby sitters who would look after him when they were out couldn’t care less of Hassan’s television habit. Being an only chi  Read More...
By Ahmad Soffian in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 189
Views: 99
Published on 09-02-2017 05:58 PM
It hurts. It hurts so much you know. With everyone and I mean everyone looks down on you. Facing everything alone with nobody to lend a shoulder to cry on. Why, why.. WHY….! Leaving me alone to face the world. Did I make the right decision? What have I done wrong in life? Should I just end it  Read More...
By Stefanie Alison in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 136
Views: 83
Mr. Fabulous
Published on 09-02-2017 04:48 PM
Do you know why morning comes? It is because the sun rises to see me. Duh. I am perfect. I'm smart, athletic, and most importantly handsome (swings hair). Well, I do have terrible eyesight and am awfully dense... Fine, I might not be perfect, but I can assure you I am 100% fabulous.  Feast your  Read More...
By Wah in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 55
Views: 597
The Egg Sandwich
Published on 09-02-2017 04:24 PM
It was a morning like all mornings. The land was still blanketed in the darkness of the night with just the illumination from the warm orange street lights and the occasional streak of silvery light from the crescent moon. People were still sleeping soundly in their cosy bed and roaming around in dr  Read More...
By Matthew Lee in
Reader Points: 170
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 86
Views: 456
Published on 09-02-2017 12:27 PM
BONDA "I have been doubting myself and my capabilities after I've been thru so many difficulties at finding a proper and permenant job. I have been dealing with my anxiety which constantly feels like a battle between me and myself, my mum she takes it lightly thinking it is something that got to do   Read More...
By Aqinna Begum in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 339
Views: 101
My Father's Legacy
Published on 09-02-2017 12:26 PM
“Dad, I’ve made it!” I exclaimed excitedly. There was no reply. How I wish he was there at my convocation for my master’s degree. How I wanted to cry and how much I’ve cried.  “Dad, I know you can see me from heaven. I know you’ll be proud of me.”  Read More...
By Alice Tong in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 198
Views: 64
Rock Bottom
Published on 09-02-2017 11:48 AM
Outside, it is pouring. This time, I am neither preoccupied with work nor had it tire me out. Given the fact that I am wide awake with all the leisure time in the world, this is the kind of weather that I despise. It is during this lonely yet melancholic weather that long kept dusty memories fr  Read More...
By E.Chong in
Reader Points: 230
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 305
Views: 1373
Published on 09-02-2017 11:11 AM
MOONLIGHT by Lisa Kwan   I have a secret. A terrible secret. A secret that is revealed only in the moonlight, that only the moon knows. It threatens my very existence, and the safety of all dear to me. Evidently, this is not by choice. I do not know the how, or why; but I remember exactly when   Read More...
By Lisa Kwan in
Reader Points: 1040
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 71
Views: 4300
Let Us Sing, Let Us Dance
Published on 09-02-2017 10:05 AM
Sorry, work is crazy. I may not make it. Pls tell daddy. Thus read the text that came into Mrs. Ma’s phone shortly after three. Hardly a cancellation, but her immediate instinct was to delete the message, pretend that she had never received it. Though it had been Luisa who had sent the text, M  Read More...
By leroy luar in
Reader Points: 140
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 89
Views: 782
Published on 09-02-2017 12:28 AM
Larry made his mind once for all. He had nothing left for himself. This was the day he take the jump. He made his way up the stairs and as he walked up , he noticed the night was quieter than usual. The sky had no stars, not unusual since the city had no stars. Another depressing thing about his lif  Read More...
By preveena in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 102
Views: 201
My Last View of The Lake
Published on 09-01-2017 11:22 PM
My Last View Of The Lake by Zayra Ramos "Kachu" Here  I still. Been running around the same trees for hours. Why he wants to kill me? What have I done to him? Such a hate. Such a need to feel his knife cutting my skin and watch my blood run free. And I can't find a way out of here.  He  Read More...
By Zayra Ramos in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 245
Views: 42
A Droplet Of Thought
Published on 09-01-2017 10:26 PM
  Once upon a time, there was a vast land known far and wide as the Land of Sand. Now, it should certainly not be mistaken for a desert, for it wasn’t made entirely of heat and sand. In fact, the Land of Sand was very much like any other country around it. It had rivers and lakes brimming  Read More...
By Joanne Loo YingJia in
Reader Points: 830
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 35
Views: 3873