Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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The Homeless Girl
Published on 09-10-2017 09:35 PM
THE HOMELESS GIRL By Sahira Basirudin   I remember the first time I met her. She was sitting alone on the park bench, beneath the cherry tree. She hugged her legs tightly close to her and kept looking at the sky as if she was looking at it for the first time. The cherry blossom was blooming pre  Read More...
By Sahira Basirudin in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 166
Views: 213
Almost
Published on 09-10-2017 02:03 AM
"Please, can you come over?" The feminine voice that spoke upon his answering of the call was familiar, but the pleading tone was not. "What is it?" he asked, not bothering to hide the irritation that seeped into his tone. "Please," was all she said in a quiet whisper, one just a tad louder than an   Read More...
By Yue Qian in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 167
Views: 526
Door
Published on 09-12-2017 09:37 PM
Sky stormed through the Enchanted Forest of Doors. She was very determined now, no vines, snakes, or scorpions could stop her way from finding “The Door” out of all the doors. Confusing? Of course. That was the ultimate test for those who agreed on entering this forest. Before they enter  Read More...
By Syazana Sky in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 168
Views: 343
Ashes to dust to pencil shavings
Published on 09-12-2017 07:00 PM
I am proud of her.  I look down and I see her, smiling at me.  Somewhere in the crowd there is that little girl.  That girl who draws me all the time. On her room wall, on her desk in school or sometimes, even on her palm.  She would colour me in, trying to stay in the lines but  Read More...
By Hannan Barakbah in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 169
Views: 210
Confusion
Published on 09-13-2017 09:36 PM
" Jasmine , stop ! Don't hurt yourself anymore ! It's painful watching you like this ." shouted Maely . It had been four weeks . Four tormenting weeks of not sleeping , not eating , suicidal attempts , non-stop crying and lastly , self harm .  Jasmine was just about to make another cut on her b  Read More...
By Cassandra in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 170
Views: 359
Hail to the King
Published on 08-28-2017 08:15 PM
When I was a little girl, maybe around eight or nine years old, there was a game that my friends and I used to play together. We called it ‘Hail to the King’ and this was how we played it: One kid would bring his name forward as candidate to be the leader or the ‘king’ of the  Read More...
By Derrick Leong Li Keat in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 171
Views: 153
Bandage
Published on 09-13-2017 11:56 PM
Lina starts carrying extra bandages around with her.   A gash here, a scrape there, life after the meteors doesn’t come without its injuries. But Lina doesn’t just carry the bandages to help close wounds. She carries it to remind herself that sometimes there will be people she won&r  Read More...
By Chong Sue Yin in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 172
Views: 304
Tribute to a journalist’s test of life
Published on 09-07-2017 04:34 PM
Tribute to a journalist’s test of life This is a personal tribute to my dad who has left world for eternal peace. This is about my memories with him throughout my 19 years with him. A good Journalist, father and most importantly a good friend he was. So here we go, down the memories of lane.   Read More...
By Rutran Santhiran in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 173
Views: 170
Icelus
Published on 09-02-2017 09:52 PM
The clock struck twelve and a piercing scream shattered the night. Meilin sat up in bed, her eyes wide, breathing shallow, a look of utter terror upon her face, as the rest of her housemates rushed in.   "Lin, what's wrong?" "Are you alright?" "It's ok, it's ok."   "I'm alright, just..."   Read More...
By Joash CHoo in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 174
Views: 250
Distance
Published on 08-27-2017 03:35 PM
  Distance   A young man named Peter was living in a city that many people wished to live in. He was going to parties all of the time, having a “fun” time, and hating every day of it. He thought that he was doing everything right to enjoy life, but enjoying life is definitely n  Read More...
By Steve Andrews in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 175
Views: 224
Quest: World No. 1 Singer-Songwriter
Published on 09-13-2017 11:49 PM
Hi, my name is Sarah. I was 20 years old, a Dean-list student in pharmaceutical department, having slightly tanned skin and ermmm, what most people called as perfect curve. Yes, exactly as what you were thinking,I was… And it all started with that DING! DING. Main quest activated  : Bec  Read More...
By Ctulhu in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 176
Views: 155
Somewhere Only we Know
Published on 09-13-2017 10:18 PM
The path that we used to walk together, now full with dry leaves that struggle to survive through this cold weather. This place used to be so lively, full with couples taking their evening walks and kids running around with so much happiness. I remember, you held my hand for the first time and you c  Read More...
By Anne Rose in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 177
Views: 73
The Blue Box
Published on 09-13-2017 09:15 PM
Sometimes, it is compulsory to kill your curiosity, and let me tell you why. So I am now, sitting here, in this weird little box, waiting for someone, anyone, in order to get out of this. There he comes, a guy with purple shirt, talking to Mr. Claude. I was new to this town, when I first got here w  Read More...
By Steve Xiang in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 178
Views: 2062
The Ventures of the Secret Spies
Published on 09-13-2017 09:26 PM
VENTURES OF THE SECRET SPIES “Hurry, block the door before someone suspects anything!” Alarice whispered urgently to her friend. Without speaking, Juniper got to work, placing the wooden chair against the door. Alarice helped her with it, both managing to be as silent as a mouse. They p  Read More...
By Anita Kumaran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 179
Views: 115
Okay.
Published on 09-12-2017 10:38 PM
The first time she marked herself was when she was putting lotion on herself and the sharp edge at the back just intrigued her, run it across her skin, and then a slash. Just out of curiosity.It didn't bleed, blood was yucky, but it stayed for a day and a day to short. So the second time, putti  Read More...
By Nur'izzah Syakirah in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 180
Views: 139