Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Moving On
Published on 08-24-2017 03:32 PM
   A Hong Kong drama was playing on our old television set in the living room where my great grandmother spent most of her days. I recalled how undeniably captivated she was by movies of this sort and how she would complain on and on about the unsatisfactory endings.      &n  Read More...
By Myra Ng in
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Why didn't I listen?
Published on 09-11-2017 03:48 PM
When I was 10 years old, I used to play cops and robbers with my best friend Joe in my backyard. We would run around without a care in the world while my mother watched from the window in the kitchen. She would always tell me not to run but I wouldn't care much about that because I knew that if I ev  Read More...
By Julia Elise in
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Rank: 111
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King Rorkhan
Published on 09-12-2017 08:57 AM
The eerie darkness of the winter night would have never escaped the memory of the kingdom. The kingdom was at horrendous battle with their darkest enemy, Lord Ogrorn, the master of the Dwyrrods. This war was to assassinate Prince Rorkhan, the future king. Legend has it, that before twilight beckons   Read More...
By Sharel in
Reader Points: 11600
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Rank: 11
Views: 25915
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
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Rank: 69
Views: 16591
Chase - The Chamber
Published on 09-08-2017 11:12 PM
Just like every other day, Chase watched his parents going off to work as he got ready for school. His grandfather had constantly remarked at the majestic beauty of Earth but Chase and his grandfather could never meet eye to eye. His grandfather had said the Earth was green but no matter how hard C  Read More...
By Woo Der Yuan in
Reader Points: 2990
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 30
Views: 12959
Published on 09-05-2017 08:46 PM
The world was ending. Marcus found that thought to be surreal, to be a joke, but it wasn’t. It was, no matter what he believed, reality.  He sighed. Now that he was waiting for his impending death, what was he supposed to do? He guessed he could just wait for death to knock on his door an  Read More...
By Diyana Soraya in
Reader Points: 1980
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Rank: 16
Views: 11137
Sasquatch by Raffael Cabir Smith
Published on 09-12-2017 09:39 PM
It was May 27, 1999. Two squatchers by the names of Ava and her (so called) boyfriend, Dennis, go squatching for the Skunk Ape, the famous cousin of Bigfoot… the notorious creature that roams the night, leaving his putrid odour wherever it goes. Easily distinguished from its tall hairy brethr  Read More...
By Charanjit Kaurr in
Reader Points: 1450
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 147
Views: 8898
The Curse of Bibik Swee Neo
Published on 08-23-2017 09:32 PM
“Good combination,” said Bibik Swee Neo to herself while fastening her navy blue kebaya sulam with her favourite kerongsang rantai given to her by her late parents as a wedding gift in 1960. Her kerongsang rantai which consists of three-linked brooches was extraordinary; it was a balleri  Read More...
By Peter Soh in
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Rank: 146
Views: 8699
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: 7854
Yours truly
Published on 09-05-2017 02:30 PM
As the blanket of stars drape the falling dusky sun, a subtle breeze of accomplishment marking the end of the day caressed my cheeks. A washout of final rays of colors streaking through the canvas of approaching darkness, reminded me of blossoming petals amidst the creaks of cold, dead wall. With t  Read More...
By Anupama Ravindran Menon in
Reader Points: 1620
Editor Points: 60000
Rank: 1
Views: 7767
Maid in Malaysia
Published on 09-12-2017 11:19 PM
The start of my day is dark and silent. There is a chill from the morning dew. My body is tired, but the demands of the day chase away my time to rest. I live in a house on a hill dressed in wood and marble. In this house a father, a mother, a son, and a woman who is unseen. I am that unseen woman.  Read More...
By Andrew Teo in
Reader Points: 1140
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 18
Views: 6628
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
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: 6093
Mystery Behind The Housebreaking Incident
Published on 09-06-2017 11:25 PM
Five months ago, Sarah and Amirah met and became housemates. During the past two weeks of their stay, something bizarre happened which they found weird. As if it was somehow broke in by burglars. However, there were no item missing other than things shattered and their house in a complete mess. Sara  Read More...
By Ammara Ayyash in
Reader Points: 2240
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 15
Views: 6026
Hold Your Breath
Published on 09-13-2017 11:33 PM
I often think about that particular commute to the heart of the city, my city. Three years and many commutes in, I could still remember every single detail of that day. How the trees danced to the wind, the odour, the rocks, how the track winded, the emptiness of the compartment at that time of the   Read More...
By Gie Mei Teh in
Reader Points: 1530
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 291
Views: 5465