Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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The Common Sense of Eid
Published on 08-25-2017 09:19 PM
MARIA If I could cast a spell that would turn my best friend, Zachary, into any other species on earth, I would make him into a piranha. He ate like one. He could gobble up food meant for three – in three minutes – and then demanded for more. He had told me with his usual self-deprecatin  Read More...
By Nor Afiza Binti Azmee in
Reader Points: 120
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 91
Views: 483
Notions of a dream
Published on 09-08-2017 10:17 PM
Mangled.  That was the only word for it.  Aina couldn't understand how it happened. One moment she had been on the bed reading, and the next she was standing next to the highway, looking at a crashed car that was mangled beyond belief. The front was crumpled in, the sides looked like the  Read More...
By Patricia in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 92
Views: 245
Imagination
Published on 09-09-2017 06:05 PM
Don't be surprised when your mind comes to life. I blinked and winced at the sudden increase in brightness. The morning had arrived and it was time to get out of bed. I looked around, my eyes darting from one corner of the room to the other. Something was missing. I called out for it only to br re  Read More...
By Iman Sofea in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 93
Views: 442
Forgive Me?
Published on 08-30-2017 10:24 PM
I wish he would give me a second chance. A second chance that’s all. A second chance to take back what I have done towards him. To repay and reflect upon my actions. Now all I can think of is if only I never lash out at him. If only I never did those horrible things. If only I had listen to h  Read More...
By Bebianna Lim in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 94
Views: 236
Waris Pusaka
Published on 08-23-2017 02:52 PM
The air in the house was gloomy as every tenants of the house were all present upon a single old stature, as if she was giving her last word before she entered her eternal sleep. Everyone seemed restless. The maids, her two daughters and her son, everyone was waiting for the voice of the old woman,   Read More...
By Melova in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 95
Views: 270
Magic
Published on 09-01-2017 01:23 AM
With the eyes that would flare with sparks of enchantment; hands that would give the warmest touch to those she loved; rosy lips that had the ability to cast deadly curses and resurrecting spells; she was the girl with the most unprecedented poise and beauty with the fatal elegance running through h  Read More...
By Arunavathy Prabagaran in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 96
Views: 194
The Unspoken Words
Published on 09-12-2017 11:42 PM
It was dark. A silhouette of a girl can be seen in the dimness of the light. She was sitting there, alone, at the edge of the room looking into the dark resembling the image she often saw in so many bad dreams. The same room. The same silence and odour. The same strangeness and unexplained eeriness.  Read More...
By Arif Adam Bin Patahul Ariffin in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 97
Views: 233
Apple Trees and Goodbyes
Published on 09-01-2017 03:45 AM
The lake shimmered like crystals in the afternoon sun. The sight before me was breathtaking, but it was nothing compared to the girl I held in my arms. Sophie was light, so light, so fragile in my arms. Her grip was limp around my neck. Each breath she took was laboured and I could feel the wheeze   Read More...
By Lau Bei Hua Jessie in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 98
Views: 159
An Endless Dream
Published on 08-30-2017 10:50 PM
I opened my eyes to find myself lying on the cold, damp ground sheltered under the foilage of trees. I closed my eyes again, hoping to fall asleep again. I blinked open my eyes again as realisation tugs at my heart. I sat up and looked around. Everything was blurry. I was surrounded by a fog. Where   Read More...
By DizzyLizzyLizzz in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 99
Views: 143
Pink Pure
Published on 09-13-2017 11:54 PM
"Give it back!" "No!" "Eriiiiic!" The boy sneers at the girl, throwing the pink crayon to the air then catches the short crayon in his palm in ease. The girl is too short to catch, too little for a seven-year-old height to jump to the height of thirteen years old boy, which is still in growing ph  Read More...
By Siti Anisah in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 100
Views: 144
The Spoon
Published on 09-10-2017 04:46 PM
The Spoon By Sandra Tai Yoke Kam She died three days ago after a fatal accident on the road. She had been rushing to pick up their baby from the baby sitter's house. It was raining and she didn't stop at the junction. The other car came from the other side and ploughed into her driver's side. She d  Read More...
By sandra Tai in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 101
Views: 172
Jump
Published on 09-02-2017 12:28 AM
Larry made his mind once for all. He had nothing left for himself. This was the day he take the jump. He made his way up the stairs and as he walked up , he noticed the night was quieter than usual. The sky had no stars, not unusual since the city had no stars. Another depressing thing about his lif  Read More...
By preveena in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 102
Views: 169
The Married First Love
Published on 09-13-2017 10:18 PM
“Good job, everyone,” April announces, “We manage to save another life today.” Everyone in the room sighs in relief, congratulating each other for doing their job well. Their exhausted faces are covered with a satisfied smile, but not April’s. Rather than happy, she is  Read More...
By Aida Sabrina in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 103
Views: 41
Ember Peaks
Published on 09-11-2017 03:16 AM
Sirens were wailing in the distance. Parents and their children evacuated in chaos. In shock, she sprints towards to where crowds gathered. She heaves heavily as she tries to get a glimpse of the pale cadaver lying motionlessly behind by the barricade tape. “Please, just one look.” She c  Read More...
By SY Lim in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 104
Views: 126
Whatever you sow, so shall you reap
Published on 09-09-2017 04:09 PM
Crescia lived in a city called Zaqrat where people were impoverished and competitive for food. Thus, Crescia herself was no different from these people. She would do anything just to acquire some food for herself; steal, lie, murder - you name it. Zaqrat - a city of dirt, disease and strife. I  Read More...
By Cheryl in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 105
Views: 71