Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Published on 09-12-2017 09:31 AM
If only I had known someone would die because of me, I would not have been so eager to live. I wish I died drowning without having someone there to save me.  You might think that this kind of story exists only in a television drama, but my story is real. Very real to the point that you will reg  Read More...
By Tinny Russel Birt in
Reader Points: 410
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 76
Views: 1408
A Reason To Stay.
Published on 09-11-2017 01:19 PM
The sound of a music box filled the air. Placed in an ill-lighted room, the seemingly innocuous box was a burst of colour, with delicate pink roses and crawling vines etched onto its porcelain sides. The box sat upon a quartz pillar, surrounded by a pool of effervescent water. The hypnotic tune it p  Read More...
By Ghina Hijanah Abdul Ghani in
Reader Points: 400
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 77
Views: 1464
Published on 08-26-2017 01:46 PM
“I learnt something new, mama,” I said when I was five. Mama always encouraged me to use my powers at home. I lifted the empty moving box labelled ‘clothes’ and opened it to show her that it was empty. Then, I took the lime-green feather bookmark she gave me last birthday, an  Read More...
By Christina Wong Xiauna in
Reader Points: 360
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 78
Views: 884
Unconditional Love
Published on 09-07-2017 10:53 PM
 “Ms. Peggy Lim?” A female voice asked.   “Yes, I am Peggy. How can I assist?”   “This is Joy Pereira from Andrew, Tan & Partners.”  Her voice sounded somber.   “The reason for this call…umm…with deep sadness, our c  Read More...
By Anne Anantom in
Reader Points: 330
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 79
Views: 1149
The Huntress and the Wolf
Published on 08-31-2017 11:32 AM
THE HUNTRESS AND THE WOLF     Ruby Blackthorn woke up with a start, her body aching all over. She realized two things then: she wasn't lying on her bed, instead on hard soil; second, she was bloody all over. She tried to sit up, but felt a sharp pain on her left arm and moved her othe  Read More...
By Ariel Gan in
Reader Points: 330
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 80
Views: 1147
Lemonades in the Desert
Published on 09-12-2017 10:57 PM
Lemonades in the Desert Sloth can’t decide which was more scorching; the sun beating down on him mercilessly or the rage exploding directly into his ear. “Soldier, how dare you disobey a direct order from ME to remain in base and go AWOL! I will not tolerate this.” Sloth had half a  Read More...
By Joel Tan in
Reader Points: 320
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 81
Views: 1195
Conversations by The Crater
Published on 09-05-2017 12:54 PM
There was a small crater in the floor not ten feet away from the counter of the café, where a woman in her 40s sat. Bright spots where the missing paintings used to be were framed by burn marks on every wall. The furniture stood out from the rest of the café as they were without a scra  Read More...
By Chan Teik Onn in
Reader Points: 250
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 82
Views: 933
The Daily Bread
Published on 09-12-2017 12:53 PM
And around the table, they gathered, five in sum: Stella, Eugene, Mokhtar, Kelvin and Cathy. It has happened again, another loaf of bread missing. For the past month, a loaf of bread went missing nearly every day. Mr Roland Lee, an eccentric billionaire, the owner and manager of Daily Bread Caf&eacu  Read More...
By Chin Siew Teng in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 83
Views: 649
A New Dawn
Published on 09-13-2017 12:27 AM
What melodious music to my ears it was. The chiming and ringing of the wedding bells and the delicate hands of the pianist pressing against the keys to play the wedding march. My loving family and friends were here to witness this grand occasion and for the very first time in my life, no worries had  Read More...
By Naveen Raja in
Reader Points: 210
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 84
Views: 629
31 AUGUST 1957
Published on 09-12-2017 11:23 PM
‘Bang!’ The first gunshot erupted from the village, indicating that it was time to return. The sun was sinking on the west horizon; I could barely see anyone now. We were on 6pm to 6am curfew. Most people didn’t wait till the gun shot to get home - stay out of trouble and you&rsquo  Read More...
By Yamunaah Rani Ravichanthar in
Reader Points: 170
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 85
Views: 733
The Egg Sandwich
Published on 09-02-2017 04:24 PM
It was a morning like all mornings. The land was still blanketed in the darkness of the night with just the illumination from the warm orange street lights and the occasional streak of silvery light from the crescent moon. People were still sleeping soundly in their cosy bed and roaming around in dr  Read More...
By Matthew Lee in
Reader Points: 170
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 86
Views: 456
At The Bottom of The Bucket
Published on 09-07-2017 10:27 PM
"Okay Lia, this is it. We're doing this." Sara glanced warily towards her best friend, their hands clasped tight. She shifted her gaze beneath her feet, down below at the flowing river of Kawarau. "Okay maybe we're not. You jump. I'll just ...cheer you on. That's a long way down." 43 meters, to be e  Read More...
By Aida Shahira in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 87
Views: 636
here's how it happens.
Published on 08-24-2017 08:24 PM
It starts with something in the air. There is no chill, but you feel it in your bones. At first you go about your life, shrugging off that naggy feeling as one of those days. Then the screaming starts, first they are sporadic, you barely even notice. But it gets more urgent and you realize that some  Read More...
By veyroniqa in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 88
Views: 658
Let Us Sing, Let Us Dance
Published on 09-02-2017 10:05 AM
Sorry, work is crazy. I may not make it. Pls tell daddy. Thus read the text that came into Mrs. Ma’s phone shortly after three. Hardly a cancellation, but her immediate instinct was to delete the message, pretend that she had never received it. Though it had been Luisa who had sent the text, M  Read More...
By leroy luar in
Reader Points: 140
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 89
Views: 782
12th bead round the neck
Published on 09-03-2017 02:55 PM
The day was cold. The woman in her eighties inched towards the only window in the room. Shivered in the frigid dawn, she breathed the suffocating stale air which she had enough of. She took a glance through the window - judging from the growing flock of clouds, the snowfall would only be heavier. &l  Read More...
By Jack Lai in
Reader Points: 130
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 90
Views: 519