Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Yoda
Published on 09-03-2017 04:28 PM
YODA Each morning I wake up with my Mama on my mind and pain in my heart. The first few days was a complete confusion, he was worried, then a few weeks later, the cries began, then the arguments over the phone and then finally here I am. In a cold, small grey cell that looks more like a prison. Ever  Read More...
By Santini Pathinathan in
Reader Points: 2090
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 31
Views: 7124
The Theatre of Dreams
Published on 09-10-2017 03:47 PM
 “I don’t want to do this anymore, please.”   “Bao, think about the money we can make. Your fiancé just bought a half million condominium, you need to finance your seaside-themed wedding and remember that honeymoon in Paris.”   “We should sto  Read More...
By Irwin Choo in
Reader Points: 1650
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 32
Views: 4428
Smile, Emilé
Published on 09-04-2017 12:54 PM
Smile, Emilé “ Emilé…” Her father rasped as he choked on his own blood, his hand clutching an obscenely gaping lesion in his chest; the heart almost visible as it sputtered in its last vestiges of life. “You can meet me in Hell, “ He struggled as he spa  Read More...
By Dianne Leong Mae Lynn in
Reader Points: 1630
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 33
Views: 5770
A Place in My Heart
Published on 08-26-2017 12:24 PM
  They say love could move mountains and hurdles, that it is the greatest, that a person is lucky to be in love. “Nora?” A voice interrupted her thoughts as she glanced up to meet the worried gaze of her mother. “Are you all right?” She knew why her mother had asked that  Read More...
By Lim Ming Ying in
Reader Points: 1260
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 34
Views: 5000
A Droplet Of Thought
Published on 09-01-2017 10:26 PM
  Once upon a time, there was a vast land known far and wide as the Land of Sand. Now, it should certainly not be mistaken for a desert, for it wasn’t made entirely of heat and sand. In fact, the Land of Sand was very much like any other country around it. It had rivers and lakes brimming  Read More...
By Joanne Loo YingJia in
Reader Points: 830
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 35
Views: 3740
It's not my choice
Published on 09-12-2017 10:39 PM
“Jack, wake up. I want to see your eyes”, the familiar voice whispers. My eyelids pry open slowly, revealing to the world my ocean blues. The grey dull ceiling catches my stare as the beeping noises from the hospital machines beat in my eardrums. I feel my chest rising and falling with e  Read More...
By Joel Lim in
Reader Points: 670
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 36
Views: 2073
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: 1854
Guardians of Death Dates
Published on 08-27-2017 11:13 PM
29 February. Elysia stared at the mark, as she had countless times before. She had it since she was born; a birthmark that appeared within her first hour on this Earth. It was in black; all neat and tidy despite being nestled between the creases on her left wrist. “29 February”, she thou  Read More...
By Corina R. Mangharam in
Reader Points: 440
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 38
Views: 1624
Ferryman in White
Published on 09-12-2017 06:56 PM
The girl had died in operation, and as the gentle bead that tipped the scale, he had found himself perfunctorily peeling off the gloves, washing his hands, and numbly retreating to his office just outside. It was the last operation of the day after all, so he could afford some reprieve. Quietly, he   Read More...
By Daniel Kam Chun Ernn in
Reader Points: 350
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 39
Views: 909
Doctor Reality
Published on 09-12-2017 07:38 PM
"It's crazy how reality can push someone so far into themselves," I remembered thinking as I walked up the stairs towards the room at the far corner of the mansion, my brown suitcase bouncing occasionally on my leg. Dolly was in front of me, leading the way as usual. I walked steadily, going through  Read More...
By Anjali Nijjar in
Reader Points: 340
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 40
Views: 928
Mun Mai
Published on 08-30-2017 09:38 AM
A red Mercedes-Benz stopped in front of the small wooden house, jarringly out of place in the old village. The clean-shaven man in the front passenger seat eyed the house and said, “I’m not sure-” “Come on, Ken. Don’t you want to find out what’s b  Read More...
By Agnes Ong in
Reader Points: 310
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 41
Views: 1434
The Sofreh Cleaner
Published on 09-13-2017 11:33 PM
Glossary Sofreh (Farsi) – A large piece of cloth that is laid on the floor to serve food on. Guests will sit around it on the floor during meal times. The sofreh can also be found in plastic or disposable paper forms. Nooshe jan (Farsi) – Bon appetit, usually a reply to “daste sho  Read More...
By Mahya Abolmasoomi in
Reader Points: 300
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 42
Views: 837
The Faults in the Land
Published on 09-04-2017 03:53 PM
Tim had been the guy’s name. Now, he was Dreg. Further down the list, there was Bob. Further up the list, where lines upon lines stacked upon each other, covering words made them hard to distinguish and strained the eye, there was Ashley, or Jake. One thing was for sure – he was a male.  Read More...
By Orange in
Reader Points: 250
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 43
Views: 785
Souvenir
Published on 09-13-2017 07:09 PM
They never believed me. Not even after so many years. They always say it all happened in my imagination. But I know. I know all these to be real. Just like the dews that you see in the morning, turning to mists under a hot sun. They existed and then they never were. Just like ghosts. It happened may  Read More...
By Alex Tan in
Reader Points: 230
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 44
Views: 862
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Published on 09-05-2017 06:18 AM
               A masquerade ball was set in the depths of night, held deep within the most opulent and affluent parts of the city. The splendour in the air intertwined with tales of tragedy, love and fate. Roaming in between the masses  Read More...
By Thirumagal Sathasevam in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 45
Views: 649