Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017


Apple Trees and Goodbyes
Published on 09-01-2017 03:45 AM
The lake shimmered like crystals in the afternoon sun. The sight before me was breathtaking, but it was nothing compared to the girl I held in my arms. Sophie was light, so light, so fragile in my arms. Her grip was limp around my neck. Each breath she took was laboured and I could feel the wheeze   Read More...
By Lau Bei Hua Jessie in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 98
Views: 179
Published on 09-01-2017 01:23 AM
With the eyes that would flare with sparks of enchantment; hands that would give the warmest touch to those she loved; rosy lips that had the ability to cast deadly curses and resurrecting spells; she was the girl with the most unprecedented poise and beauty with the fatal elegance running through h  Read More...
By Arunavathy Prabagaran in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 96
Views: 212
The Cat
Published on 08-31-2017 11:47 PM
Once when I was just a little kid living in an apartment in Johor, something strange happened that to this day I could never really explain. I still do remember what happened and how it happened.   I was still in elementary school, and most days I would wake up in the morning and would hav  Read More...
By Arshad Mahmud in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 57
Views: 301
She Was an Angel?
Published on 08-31-2017 10:32 PM
       What is personality? Personality is the set of emotion qualities that make a person different from other people. People have different kind of personalities which makes them interesting and fun to hang out with. But...What if a person has split personalities? Will people s  Read More...
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 286
Views: 53
Chasing Summer
Published on 08-31-2017 09:55 PM
I have so much to say, but never yack. I have no bones, but my spines may crack. I have so much places to take you far and wide, and baby, you won’t even have to pack. What on earth is this about? That is the first question that runs through the back of my mind as I scan the red-colored ca  Read More...
By Syah Zahari in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 227
Views: 322
The Child Who Came from The Stars
Published on 08-31-2017 09:49 PM
My heart crumpled when I heard my brother’s weak yelp. My brother, Eric, with his 180cm height, was all cornered up against the wall, squirming with fear. I was in no position of helping. However painful a sight it was, I must bear with it. Dad, holding a long cane in his right, and grabbing E  Read More...
By Chow Chia Jid in
Reader Points: 570
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 205
Views: 2363
Unity, Our Greatest Strength
Published on 08-31-2017 04:32 PM
As our dear nation approaches its sixtieth anniversary of independence, it would be an opportune time indeed to take a step back and reflect on just how far we have come. Sixty years is an ineffably long time. Over the decades, Malaysia and its people have made much progress, exceeding far beyond th  Read More...
By Noel Wong Yan Ming in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 200
Views: 110
The Huntress and the Wolf
Published on 08-31-2017 11:32 AM
THE HUNTRESS AND THE WOLF     Ruby Blackthorn woke up with a start, her body aching all over. She realized two things then: she wasn't lying on her bed, instead on hard soil; second, she was bloody all over. She tried to sit up, but felt a sharp pain on her left arm and moved her othe  Read More...
By Ariel Gan in
Reader Points: 330
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 80
Views: 1147
Current Account
Published on 08-31-2017 11:22 AM
What you are about to read is a real life account of a crime that still remain unsolved. If you are reading this, I ensure you that this is real. I write this at the last moment of my life, he is going to get me soon. In fact I can hear his footsteps nearing me and his breath, god why does a human  Read More...
By Famir Waldorf-Lecter in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 319
Views: 185
A Sister, A Birthday, and A Requiem
Published on 08-31-2017 01:35 AM
            The silence is deafening.  As though stopped by time, there was barely any motion in sight; like a hyper realistic painting separated from its moment except for the slight, periodic movement of the second hand, its distinct, constant ticking piercing th  Read More...
By Ian Kharn in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 201
Views: 55
A Purpose
Published on 08-31-2017 12:45 AM
More often than not, I find myself thinking of my purpose in life. Till this day, I have yet to find an answer. Many times, when I am alone in the darkest hours of the night, gentle winds will whistle right past me, as if to whisper sweet nothings into my ears. For years now, I have come to seek for  Read More...
By Cherishe Ng in
Reader Points: 520
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 37
Views: 2272
An Endless Dream
Published on 08-30-2017 10:50 PM
I opened my eyes to find myself lying on the cold, damp ground sheltered under the foilage of trees. I closed my eyes again, hoping to fall asleep again. I blinked open my eyes again as realisation tugs at my heart. I sat up and looked around. Everything was blurry. I was surrounded by a fog. Where   Read More...
By DizzyLizzyLizzz in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 99
Views: 170
Forgive Me?
Published on 08-30-2017 10:24 PM
I wish he would give me a second chance. A second chance that’s all. A second chance to take back what I have done towards him. To repay and reflect upon my actions. Now all I can think of is if only I never lash out at him. If only I never did those horrible things. If only I had listen to h  Read More...
By Bebianna Lim in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 94
Views: 272
Its fine
Published on 08-30-2017 10:20 PM
Say,what do you think about life? Is it fun? Is it interesting? Do you enjoy life? Is it worth it every moment of your life? Thats what keep playing in my head over and over again as i sat down alone here just watching the movement of the waves as it crashes over and over again.The sound of the wave  Read More...
By Fariz Syafiq in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 235
Views: 90
A Touch of Madness
Published on 08-30-2017 09:10 PM
“Have I ever told you about the time I set someone on fire?” We’re sitting here again, my psycho and I. In this dim, chilly office lit by the dusty gaslights on the wall. The fire burning in the fireplace is slowly dying the longer I stay in this room and the cold is making me irri  Read More...
By Madiha Assegaf in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 51
Views: 758