Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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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
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
Published on 09-04-2017 10:42 PM
Shots! Shots! Shots!   I looked over my shoulder at the commotion and saw a bunch of guys cheering on a group of girls to take more shots. To be honest, half of them look wasted and about to pass out. I grinned and took one last finishing gulp of my drink.   “Ugghh! Those girls are s  Read More...
By Vinothini Ananda Krishnan in
Reader Points: 130
Editor Points: 54000
Rank: 9
Views: 645
The Search
Published on 09-09-2017 12:09 PM
“Open your eyes.” As if in a trance, I opened my eyes and allowed them to drink in the sight which beheld my attention. Confusion clouded my thoughts as I slowly took in the reality surrounding my body. A lone, snaking staircase, situated in what appeared to be a vestibule greeted me in  Read More...
By Renee Yong in
Reader Points: 230
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 118
Views: 641
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: 640
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
Blood Sisters
Published on 09-01-2017 06:33 PM
She closed her eyes. She never thought that this would happen. Maybe she had made the wrong decision after all. But that’s not what Luna thought. Truth had proven everything wrong.   It started off like any other Sunday morning, Luna woke up early as usual. The sunlight streamed in throug  Read More...
By Sim Wan Ting in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 352
Views: 622
The Little Deed
Published on 08-26-2017 08:51 PM
Joie was counting her coins one night when she accidentally dropped twenty cents on the floor.   Twenty!   She recalled back on an incident which happened two years ago; an eventful day on her journey home from college. A day she will never forget that happened on her very own birthday. &n  Read More...
By Yee S Ai-Yin in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 120
Views: 622
Do Humans Understand Each Other?
Published on 09-12-2017 10:22 PM
‘Do humans understand each other? Write me an intriguing essay of at least a thousand words, and light-mail it to me by twelve midnight next Tuesday. It contributes to fifty percent of this semester. Late light-mails will not be taken into account. Good luck.’ A whoosh followed as the ho  Read More...
By Calvin Wong in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 162
Views: 619
Punished or Dead?
Published on 09-13-2017 03:05 AM
"Is that a smudge of blood on the ground?" asked Bella. "Shall we take a closer look?" she added. "No, Bella! Just stop. Haven't you heard, curiosity killed the cat? We better walk back home quick before anything or anyone follow us," I warned her with a stern voice. "Anything or anyone? Like what?   Read More...
By Avene Raj in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 306
Views: 606
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: 599
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: 586
The Witch's Wrath
Published on 08-27-2017 11:42 PM
            “My name is Jonathan Armstrong. It’s been months since we’ve last seen the sun. The people from the world above were hunted by witches, the creatures of magic. We were hunted for our blood. Only a few thousands of   Read More...
By Joel in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 220
Views: 585
Finding The Both Of Us
Published on 09-13-2017 07:45 AM
The morning was gloomy and shady .I realized that I was so lonely now. After she left me here, I did not want to live in this anymore. ‘Foster  Orphanage’. A big signboard sparked  through my eyes. I was confused why mom stopped the cab here. She gave me a woven bag full of my   Read More...
By Muhammad Hakimi Bin Khairuddin in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 218
Views: 568
How Music Have Changed My Life
Published on 08-25-2017 11:27 PM
In my life, there are quite a few things that have changed my life. These things are very meaningful to me and teach me valuable lessons to be a better person in the society. However, I am going to emphasise on one of the things that influenced me the most in my life, music.   I have started to  Read More...
By Brian Soon in
Reader Points: 140
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 350
Views: 560