Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Cry
Published on 09-12-2017 10:03 PM
I cry easily these days. I shed tears while I watched a cat nursing its young, dabbing the tears away as they fall more when she licked her kitten with tender care. I cried seeing an old couple walk with their hands linked, holding each other for support.  Tears flowed freely down my cheeks w  Read More...
By Musang in
Reader Points: 210
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 46
Views: 430
The Facility
Published on 09-03-2017 06:03 PM
What did they inject? My head felt heavier than usual. I tugged my arms, pulling against the restraints. The icy metal cut into my wrist, sending jolts of shivers up my spine. I squinted at the red characters on the top right corner of the room, willing my eyes to focus. The pounding in my head inte  Read More...
By Amy San in
Reader Points: 200
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 47
Views: 536
Trash
Published on 08-23-2017 03:20 PM
I watched as Mr Tee loaded baskets of ‘rotten’ vegetables – the ones we couldn’t sell for the day – onto a wooden trolley. Green beans yellowed at the tips, bug eaten sawi, limp looking kangkung, all destined for the large dumpster behind the wet market.  &l  Read More...
By Eris Choo in
Reader Points: 190
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 48
Views: 503
The Pinnacle
Published on 08-22-2017 10:16 PM
BOOM! There was an enormous explosion. It was as though a fist of white flame had decided to punch its way out of the 17th floor. Windows shattered, smoke rushed out. Thousands of pieces of glass and steel, a deadly rainfall, showered down. A huge bite had been taken out of the side and the roof of   Read More...
By Durga in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 49
Views: 1002
The Calamity
Published on 09-13-2017 10:06 PM
I foraged through my backpack, keeping check on what little supplies we had left. Clothes, a moldy loaf of bread, two bottles of clean water, a few shotgun shells, and a bottle of SSKI. “What do you have, Aaron?” “A few candy bars, and a bottle of pills, ” he replied. “  Read More...
By Ng Wei Shun in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 50
Views: 607
A Touch of Madness
Published on 08-30-2017 09:10 PM
“Have I ever told you about the time I set someone on fire?” We’re sitting here again, my psycho and I. In this dim, chilly office lit by the dusty gaslights on the wall. The fire burning in the fireplace is slowly dying the longer I stay in this room and the cold is making me irri  Read More...
By Madiha Assegaf in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 51
Views: 673
Rainbringer
Published on 09-13-2017 11:42 PM
I stood in a dusty and barren valley, a light cloud of haze hung in the air. The crops had failed with the absent rain, the long drought having felled many of the citrus trees and stunted the rest. Where once was green and gold with grasses and flowers, there now lay a dust bowl. Having fully surv  Read More...
By Gerald Wee Eng Kian in
Reader Points: 130
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 52
Views: 658
The Message
Published on 09-12-2017 10:13 PM
The heat from the early morning sun was already almost unbearable. I huffed and puffed, changing my bag’s position a few times in an effort to cool myself up. My companion on the other hand, was unhindered by such temperature. He walked around like it was the first day of spring. I envied hi  Read More...
By Musang in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 53
Views: 235
Jihad
Published on 08-24-2017 08:49 AM
Qasim Abdul Hameed is on a holy mission. He laces up his shoes on the steps of the mosque. The Imam had delivered a stirring speech at the end of Zuhr prayers, about the invasion of infidels on their holy land. “It is the collective duty of all Muslims, to defend the land of the Prophet Muhamm  Read More...
By Choong Yao Jin in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 54
Views: 601
Mr. Fabulous
Published on 09-02-2017 04:48 PM
Do you know why morning comes? It is because the sun rises to see me. Duh. I am perfect. I'm smart, athletic, and most importantly handsome (swings hair). Well, I do have terrible eyesight and am awfully dense... Fine, I might not be perfect, but I can assure you I am 100% fabulous.  Feast your  Read More...
By Wah in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 55
Views: 562
The One from His Kind
Published on 08-25-2017 01:32 PM
The hot air of the beach hit straight to my face, while my body is dehydrated by the sea’s salt. The full moon is light’s supply and I try to bear with the white sand. Probably two or three hours before something happened to me. A candle light dinner is probably the simplest idea you wou  Read More...
By Herinza Syadza in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 56
Views: 281
The Cat
Published on 08-31-2017 11:47 PM
Once when I was just a little kid living in an apartment in Johor, something strange happened that to this day I could never really explain. I still do remember what happened and how it happened.   I was still in elementary school, and most days I would wake up in the morning and would hav  Read More...
By Arshad Mahmud in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 57
Views: 224
Thank God It's Friday
Published on 09-12-2017 08:33 PM
Waiting, he had been waiting. In the middle of the mosque, he sat there waiting for the Friday sermon to start. Surely the Sun was shining and the heat was roasting him. But the breeze whispered through his teluk belanga baju Melayu. Waiting, he had been waiting. Barely halfway through the day, h  Read More...
By Awad Almurisi in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 58
Views: 330
Looped
Published on 09-02-2017 07:06 PM
(Author's Note: I expected the words in italic to be posted as well as they play an important role in this story. This is a fixed version. Parts contained in square brackets are supposed to be italic.) I sat down on the bench next to the football field. It's starting to be a daily routine of mine.   Read More...
By Abdul Muhaimin in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 59
Views: 153
A Promise To Alice
Published on 09-04-2017 09:17 PM
I remember the day it happen.. The day Alice took her life. TWO WEEKS EARLIER...  (JULY 2009) I sat there at sunday school looking out at the door , waiting for my best firend and secret crush to come in.. At the same time wandering about whether she would turn up at all and having to endure a  Read More...
By Jeremy Lim in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 60
Views: 106