Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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The Amethyst Possessor
Published on 08-28-2017 12:15 AM
Violet was first aware of the coldness of the air and the coarseness of the earth rubbing at the back of her shirt. The ground felt as if she was on a bed of earth and rocks. Weird, because the last time she recalled, she was searching for her corgi, Shibe near the field. How did she end up on the g  Read More...
Reader Points: 620
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 151
Views: 2740
Whisked Away
Published on 08-24-2017 12:02 AM
* * *       My life changed forever last Saturday night. One moment, I was reading in bed, and the next I was standing on the corner of a busy and unfamiliar street holding a cardboard box. My first thought was that I was dreaming. Then the lights went out. Literally . &nbs  Read More...
By Myra Ng in
Reader Points: 600
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 152
Views: 1489
Memories worth smiling about.
Published on 09-09-2017 09:29 AM
Her head rested against the window panes as she watched the bright lights of the city dance across the seat in front of her. Travelling to places in buses were never a favourite of hers, but tonight was definitely an exception.  22 years of living up to this very moment yet never once had she e  Read More...
By Tiruckumari Pandithavan in
Reader Points: 580
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 153
Views: 2725
Published on 09-13-2017 11:53 PM
"Thank you." "What?" He asked. "I said thank you." A little louder this time. He looked at me as if I just grew another head, "What for? I haven't done anything special, have I?" Now it's my turn to look at him like he just grew another head. "Yes, you have. You made her whole again. Did you kno  Read More...
By Angela Roselyn Anthony in
Reader Points: 540
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 154
Views: 1313
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: 2177
Precious Memories
Published on 08-24-2017 11:30 PM
Cereals? Bread with peanut butter? Porridge? Milo? Hmmm,what have I eaten this morning? My thoughs are so blurry that I could not even figure it out myself but nevermind thats not important. I have got other things to do. Dad! Dad! Was that someone calling me? I dont think so, anyway even if it is t  Read More...
By Troy Sim Jun Chen in
Reader Points: 460
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 156
Views: 1258
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: 1127
Published on 08-23-2017 03:34 PM
Dalia woke up that morning a little discomfited by the numbness she felt in her head. As she strained to sit up on her bed holding her head in both her hands, she groaned when she felt sudden sharp jabs running through the nerve ends and which appeared as though they were relentlessly picking at he  Read More...
By Shobana Gomes in
Reader Points: 370
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 158
Views: 2217
Here lies a story
Published on 09-13-2017 10:35 PM
I pulled the trigger of the gun within my hand. ‘Bang’ shouted the pistol. “Huh?” the sound of confusion slipped out of my mouth almost immediately as I try to comprehend what was happening in the midst of the skipping heartbeats and the fluttering butterflies in my stomach o  Read More...
By Nizua Inas Alysha in
Reader Points: 360
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 159
Views: 1612
The Kite Maker
Published on 09-06-2017 10:23 PM
The Kite Maker sat on his stool, hunched over his latest creation. He trimmed and flexed the bamboo with ease from years of experience. He had been making the moon kite since he was a boy of 7. Now he was close to 70. His eye sight was not as good as it used to be but that did not deter him. He coul  Read More...
By Koay Joo Bee in
Reader Points: 190
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 160
Views: 1047
Published on 09-13-2017 12:00 AM
Her breathing was quick and shallow, even as she desperately tried to steady it with deep breaths. Her vision went blurry for a moment, her sight obscured by the tears threatening to spill down her cheeks. She rapidly blinked them away, thinking to herself over and over again that now isn’t th  Read More...
By Siti Zubaida Binti Zulkifli in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 161
Views: 1624
Do Humans Understand Each Other?
Published on 09-12-2017 10:22 PM
‘Do humans understand each other? Write me an intriguing essay of at least a thousand words, and light-mail it to me by twelve midnight next Tuesday. It contributes to fifty percent of this semester. Late light-mails will not be taken into account. Good luck.’ A whoosh followed as the ho  Read More...
By Calvin Wong in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 162
Views: 618
The Untameable Ang Moh boyfriend
Published on 09-04-2017 10:00 AM
 “Hey Sue Ann, Alex, how’s it going,” Jim, my ang moh boyfriend of 8 years casually greeted my mum and dad at the door of our semi-detached house, as he leaned in to shake my dad’s hand, who looked hugely unimpressed, and hugged and pecked my mum on the cheek. Rule numbe  Read More...
By kristina khoo in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 163
Views: 959
Published on 08-25-2017 09:21 AM
I hate chai. Chai is an Indian staple beverage. It is tea leaves boiled in water then sugar and milk is added to the dark brown liquid and stirred vigorously in small glasses fit for a child. An average chai drinker in India would consume at least ten glasses of chai every day, night and during all   Read More...
By Primila Ganash in
Reader Points: 120
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 164
Views: 517
What You Can See
Published on 09-08-2017 05:32 PM
The Amstel River that flows along Amsterdam looks very calm this morning.  The sun reflects its shine, makes the water seems glowing. Branché, the magazine’s office is located at the junction near the river. Opposite of the office, there is a coffee shop with a vintage style. A pet  Read More...
By Melissa Fredericia in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 165
Views: 355