Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017


The Mechanical Dragon's Soul
Published on 09-11-2017 09:19 PM
Since birth I have been plagued by nightmares of the end of the world, the screams of horror echoing in my head, Hell fire on Earth, rivers of blood and streets littered with corpses. My life was mostly of seclusion, my parents had long abandoned me, perished in a car crash. I had no reason to disco  Read More...
By Russell Len in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 188
Views: 74
Almost Goodbye
Published on 09-11-2017 09:01 PM
My memories are now only bittersweet reminders of you. I still remember how you got to me. How you saved me. Our first meeting was nothing like a romantic love at first sight cliché. You were anything other than the bad boy and I was just me. I first saw you at the park where I sat on a bench  Read More...
By Atikah Yusri in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 334
Views: 41
48 Hour Miracle
Published on 09-11-2017 08:49 PM
48 HOUR MIRACLE   An ordinary day until there was a knock on the door. Walking through the hallway, she couldn’t take the smell of the surrounding. Medicines, antibiotics, fluids, injections, people crying and screaming. Doctors rushing in and out of the emergency treatment room. She knew  Read More...
Reader Points: 610
Editor Points: 21000
Rank: 371
Views: 1644
Letters to him.
Published on 09-11-2017 08:15 PM
hello hyunbin.  its me. it's been a while. do you remember the day we met? feels like it was just yesterday. but im sure you don't remember. you don't remember anything. that's what im here for, to remind you. i know this wont help anything, you wont even see this but back to my story  Read More...
By Julia Elise in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 279
Views: 54
Published on 09-11-2017 07:22 PM
The smell of black bitter coffee and slightly burnt toast brings me to a state of joy, yet in seconds after clicking the TV, the news bombards me with a 43 years old woman who abused a 13 years old boy to death. I felt my eyes went a few shades darker and my heart twitch into disgust, my mind   Read More...
By Nephi Shaine William in
Reader Points: 180
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 310
Views: 808
Love by Sunlight
Published on 09-11-2017 07:02 PM
Born not into a family of means but of opportunities, a child named Sona was the light of her parents' lives. Her ever cynical mother thought her to be the ugliest baby she had ever set eyes upon - wrinkly, red, loud and angry while like every other father, Sona's father loved her with fully, truly   Read More...
By Kim Sarah Lee in
Reader Points: 980
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 293
Views: 5148
Why didn't I listen?
Published on 09-11-2017 03:48 PM
When I was 10 years old, I used to play cops and robbers with my best friend Joe in my backyard. We would run around without a care in the world while my mother watched from the window in the kitchen. She would always tell me not to run but I wouldn't care much about that because I knew that if I ev  Read More...
By Julia Elise in
Reader Points: 14100
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 111
Views: 30998
That One Time
Published on 09-11-2017 03:12 PM
“Okay, so are we really going to do this?” Maisaa muttered under her breath, being careful not to step on the sticks scattered on the grass. She glanced behind her back to see Dinie almost tripping on the huge stone sticking out on the ground. She spontaneously grabbed her friend’s  Read More...
By Anisa Salleh in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 353
Views: 318
Can you heal me
Published on 09-11-2017 01:28 PM
Chris Yong, a handsome guy that come from wealth family, that owns hotel, gallery and restaurant. He is the president to 5 star Arts Hotel thag always attend by rich people all over the world. He also kind to others and sensitive when WOMEN want to become his girlfriend because he always heartbroken  Read More...
By Mary Chin in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 399
Views: 83
A Reason To Stay.
Published on 09-11-2017 01:19 PM
The sound of a music box filled the air. Placed in an ill-lighted room, the seemingly innocuous box was a burst of colour, with delicate pink roses and crawling vines etched onto its porcelain sides. The box sat upon a quartz pillar, surrounded by a pool of effervescent water. The hypnotic tune it p  Read More...
By Ghina Hijanah Abdul Ghani in
Reader Points: 400
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 77
Views: 1464
A Petitioner's Speech
Published on 09-11-2017 03:25 AM
Hi,  I am a lawyer and some years back (and I refuse to tell you how many years exactly it was) I was "called to the bar". Being called to the bar is a ceremony held in a Malaysian court whereby a judge pronounces you, having battled through a number of years of tertiary education to obtain a l  Read More...
By Teh Sue Peng in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 266
Views: 212
Ember Peaks
Published on 09-11-2017 03:16 AM
Sirens were wailing in the distance. Parents and their children evacuated in chaos. In shock, she sprints towards to where crowds gathered. She heaves heavily as she tries to get a glimpse of the pale cadaver lying motionlessly behind by the barricade tape. “Please, just one look.” She c  Read More...
By SY Lim in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 104
Views: 153
You'd Be Okay
Published on 09-10-2017 10:15 PM
I stared at my reflection, my brown eyes scrutinizing every flaws on her face. Her black hair seemed to be getting duller and her lips, were always a bit small. Although her dimple managed to bring out some light to her feature, it was never enough to fill the void in her eyes. She wasn’t ug  Read More...
By FarahA in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 182
Views: 175
Autumn Leaves, Falling
Published on 09-10-2017 09:36 PM
A wretched cry escaped from her mouth, feeling like she wanted to tear her heart out. ************** Autumn Summers had the stupidest name. She doesn't know why her parents decided to name her that way. For god's sake, autumn comes after summer, not before. She hoped that her parents   Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 183
Views: 82
Being Different
Published on 09-10-2017 09:35 PM
I never really knew I was different. Not until I realized it wasn't normal to do what I always do. Dear small little me, young innocent me...  I was thirteen when I first decided to show my other self to the people around me. It was at a small gathering that was meant to promote some   Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 323
Views: 140