Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Your Soul to Paint
Published on 08-23-2017 12:50 PM
Your Soul to Paint She sits in the darkness. The only working fluorescent lamp left in the studio shines blinding white light onto the canvas before her. The smell of paint and turpentine fought a silent war against the wave of pungent smell that fills the back of the room. Stacks of food wrapper an  Read More...
By E.L.Blade in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 61
Views: 87
Spring Is Finally Here
Published on 09-13-2017 10:24 PM
It was the first day of spring. As I entered the cosy café I loved to visit, I was greeted by the soft sounds of piano tunes. My eyes quickly landed on the back of the man who was very concentrate in playing the piano. “Weird, I never noticed the piano before,” I mumbled to myself  Read More...
By Aida Sabrina in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 62
Views: 44
Ula & The Iron Knuckle Heart
Published on 09-13-2017 07:02 PM
SYNOPSIS : This is a story of a very strong young girl who lived in a small Celtic village called Ontonia. Ula was an intellect. Everyone knew her for her kindness. What was special about her was that she had a good friend that never left her and it was called The Heart. The Heart was guarded  Read More...
By Priscilla Pillay in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 63
Views: 41
Santa's Cause
Published on 09-12-2017 11:50 PM
Santa was in his office, sipping his cup of freshly made hot chocolate while scanning through the pieces of papers piled up on his table. These were the daily reports from all sections of North Pole in preparation for the very special day. Some people considered the birth, a wedding, or a graduation  Read More...
By Athena Lateesya Gary in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 64
Views: 35
Alice's Wonderland
Published on 09-10-2017 05:49 PM
“Alice, it’s just a puppet! Stop overreacting! Keep your mouth shut and wipe those tears!” Alice was definitely going to throw up all over the puppet display then promptly just die. Her mother doesn’t understand. Her fears, no matter how irrational were very real and very sc  Read More...
By Shya in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 65
Views: 124
Bloody Memories
Published on 09-10-2017 02:36 PM
Melania sighs. Her mother softly pats her head which briefly reminds her of her dead dog. She glances to her feet. Few steps away, under the floorboards, her dead dog is rotting away in a tightly sealed bag. She didn’t kill it. But if she were to bring it up, they’d think she definitely   Read More...
By Shya in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 66
Views: 122
A word bigger than love
Published on 09-10-2017 11:49 AM
"Why would parents burden themselves to raise their children?" the timid Aminah mumbled while waiting for her favourite chicken soup to be ready. I had the same thought when my mother tirelessly looked after my sister and I. Instead of answering Aminah, I shot her a question.  "What do you thin  Read More...
By Nur Adilah Ramli in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 67
Views: 97
Laila Story
Published on 08-25-2017 03:57 PM
Chapter 1 Laila’s Wait            The evening sun was setting far yonder where the dark blue sea met the end horizon of the visible world.          In her little tatched-roof house by the sea Mak Laila lay dy  Read More...
By Mohd Amirrul Bin Mohd Rosli in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 68
Views: 73
Angel of Death and the Medic
Published on 08-30-2017 03:52 PM
One of the most powerful trigger to a certain memory is the sense of smell. The smell of freshly cut grass, women perfume, fresh pastry, and most unpleasantly, the smell of death. I spent 11 years working in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and currently working as a ‘Last Responder&rsqu  Read More...
By Crystal Ng Mun Caeng Blackmascara in
Reader Points: 7420
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 69
Views: 16591
The Christmas Gift
Published on 08-24-2017 03:45 AM
"You're beautiful", Aaden whispered in a deep, husky voice looking at Veda without blinking an eyelid. "And you are flirt", she proclaimed with an assertion. He gawked and all his facial muscles twitched in sync. An unaffected Veda closed her book and said, "Well, I am done for now. When are you lea  Read More...
By Divya Dixit in
Reader Points: 1080
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 70
Views: 6227
Published on 09-02-2017 11:11 AM
MOONLIGHT by Lisa Kwan   I have a secret. A terrible secret. A secret that is revealed only in the moonlight, that only the moon knows. It threatens my very existence, and the safety of all dear to me. Evidently, this is not by choice. I do not know the how, or why; but I remember exactly when   Read More...
By Lisa Kwan in
Reader Points: 1040
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 71
Views: 4302
Memories Of You
Published on 09-12-2017 03:26 PM
I am sitting alone at my favorite café on my birthday today. Well, it used to be my favorite cafe, but whenever I come back now, a pang of heartache spreads across my chest. This place now fills my head with memories of you. As hard as I am resisting right now, I can’t help but look bac  Read More...
By Emeera Hashim in
Reader Points: 1000
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 72
Views: 4787
Published on 09-02-2017 08:14 PM
It was finally the end of my five-hour shift and I sighed in relief. Pulling off the grease-stained apron from my waist, I collected my bag and redid my braid. It had been a long day, what with it being a public holiday, the restaurant was crowded with customers. I had my fair share of noisy c  Read More...
By Leanne Chan in
Reader Points: 820
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 73
Views: 3414
Horrors of War
Published on 09-08-2017 10:31 PM
        The pitter-patter of distant gunfire, occasional sounds of airplanes swooshing over followed by a thunderous explosion can be heard. It was night time but the moon was in its prime and showered its silvery light all over the desolated landscape. I was walki  Read More...
By Gan Jer Shern in
Reader Points: 470
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 74
Views: 3387
My Sunshine
Published on 09-13-2017 11:19 PM
"You are my sunshine,  My only sunshine,  You make me happy,  When skies are grey..."  It was indeed a grey day that day. Oh, the sun was out and the birds are chirping and people are bustling about minding their own business.  I meant, my life was grey.  I'm colour-bli  Read More...
By Aminah Nadhirah in
Reader Points: 470
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 75
Views: 2021