Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Published on 09-05-2017 08:46 PM
The world was ending. Marcus found that thought to be surreal, to be a joke, but it wasn’t. It was, no matter what he believed, reality.  He sighed. Now that he was waiting for his impending death, what was he supposed to do? He guessed he could just wait for death to knock on his door an  Read More...
By Diyana Soraya in
Reader Points: 1980
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 16
Views: 11137
If You Will Die Tomorrow...
Published on 09-05-2017 09:59 AM
In his fifteen years of life, Authur could think of nothing he could proudly boast to anyone, not his grade, not an achievement, and certainly not his family’s wealth. Or perhaps, he could try boosting to people that he had seen a spirit, provided that anyone would believe it. &ldquo  Read More...
By Chong Beng Wei in
Reader Points: 1460
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 17
Views: 5359
Maid in Malaysia
Published on 09-12-2017 11:19 PM
The start of my day is dark and silent. There is a chill from the morning dew. My body is tired, but the demands of the day chase away my time to rest. I live in a house on a hill dressed in wood and marble. In this house a father, a mother, a son, and a woman who is unseen. I am that unseen woman.  Read More...
By Andrew Teo in
Reader Points: 1140
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 18
Views: 6626
The Storm Twins
Published on 09-12-2017 11:56 PM
"A storm is coming," a weather reporter announced on a TV in display. My walking faltered as I inhaled steadily. I glanced up to the dark clouds above and felt the cool winter breeze. The voices of the crowd around me toned down as the thoughts rage in my mind. "Storms are beautiful... Just like you  Read More...
By Ayesha Zahra in
Reader Points: 680
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 19
Views: 2596
That Happy Man, Stan
Published on 09-05-2017 04:04 PM
Stan lived alone in a small unit on the top floor of a five-storey apartment block in Detroit. Despite turning 70 on a wintry Christmas Eve, he still found satisfaction in a job as an employee in a factory making rubber soles for shoes. Solitude did not easily come to him as he was surrounded by the  Read More...
By Sheu Quen in
Reader Points: 210
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 20
Views: 1186
Published on 09-06-2017 11:57 PM
The train station wasn’t as crowded as it has always been. Especially on a serene morning, it would have been packed with workers rushing to work, pushing past each other and fighting for the same space. Gladfully, there was only her and a beggar at the platform. With the train ticket printe  Read More...
By Nur Aliadiba in
Reader Points: 120
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 21
Views: 493
To A Stranger
Published on 09-12-2017 11:52 PM
"I've always wanted to go to Tiffany's, did you know?"    Elliot was puttering around the room, and made a half-hearted sound of interest at the question. Mara giggled to herself, arranging the IVs around her with a huff of distaste.    "Like that pretty woman from  Read More...
By Sofea Shabani in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 22
Views: 551
The Immortal
Published on 09-12-2017 10:15 PM
 “Come out of your stinking lair, coward!” Sigh. Another has come for him. Bara stroked the horns protruding from his forehead and glanced at the screen of the smart phone on his lap, trying to ignore whoever was outside. He had matters to attend to. His fingers danced on the touc  Read More...
By Musang in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 23
Views: 254
A Pair Of New Eyes
Published on 09-12-2017 10:24 PM
I met her on a warm summer day at the park. I brought my dog along for a walk, and she could not handle her excitement at meeting Felix. "Ohmygosh!!!" she squealed, bouncing on her heels. "He's so cute!! Can I pet him?" "Yeah, sure," I replied, smiling. She knelt to the floor and ruffled his fur. Fe  Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 24
Views: 153
Published on 09-12-2017 11:59 PM
'No! I must return to the North!' Ri shrieked, her arms flailing about her.  'Get me my walking stick,' she said to no one in particular, her face fleeting around the room with eyes robbed of vision. 'You can't! There is nothing left for you in the North,' Jun-Ah hopelessly tried for the u  Read More...
By Prestley Shim in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 25
Views: 158
Ram Swamy
Published on 09-03-2017 02:37 PM
Chapter 1   HIS NAME WAS RAM. RAM SWAMY. IT WAS PAST MIDNIGHT AS THE BOY LAY CURLED UP, THE blanket covering his entire torso. He had a mop of hair that was barely visible like earthworms crawling out of a hole in the earth.  He was snoring loudly but he hardly moved from his foetal-lik  Read More...
By Simen Lourds in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 26
Views: 85
Our Titanic World
Published on 09-13-2017 11:08 PM
Jabez lumbered wordlessly under the ebbing moon.           Dusky haze consumed the heavens, lunged down and swept even the earth into its emaciated gut. He was surrounded. To his left and right were two connected rows of identical houses and houses-cum-s  Read More...
By Valarie John in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 27
Views: 59
Published on 09-03-2017 03:24 PM
Hezem "Come here Hezem!" A voice of a woman resounded in a corridor. "Keep running and the devils will seize you!" The same voice was heard again. That voice was Teana, a family servant who ran after the boy. "Why must I? I barely got out today and my garments are still fragrant with that rose perf  Read More...
By I. A. Ghani in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 28
Views: 42
Harris and Jane
Published on 08-29-2017 04:29 PM
Harris Her name was Jane, but there was nothing plain about her at all. On the contrary, she had fair skin and long wavy black hair, tied up in a high ponytail at the back of her head. But the girl's most attractive feature was her eyes, which were such a light brown colour that it was almost amber.  Read More...
By Cyra in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 29
Views: 67
Chase - The Chamber
Published on 09-08-2017 11:12 PM
Just like every other day, Chase watched his parents going off to work as he got ready for school. His grandfather had constantly remarked at the majestic beauty of Earth but Chase and his grandfather could never meet eye to eye. His grandfather had said the Earth was green but no matter how hard C  Read More...
By Woo Der Yuan in
Reader Points: 2990
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 30
Views: 12959