Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Manis
Published on 09-07-2017 12:18 AM
Please, I beg you. Just leave me alone. That’s all I ask. The streets in this bustling city are crowded with motorbikes, a lot more than where I come from. At the moment, I have other more pressing issues to worry about. Living in fear day by day, for one. How did I end up here? Like everyone  Read More...
By Rowan in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 213
Views: 423
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: 415
Then and back again
Published on 09-09-2017 09:34 PM
                I always knew we were a fairly odd family. First, there was me. Too tall. Too skinny. Too orange. My mum was lovely but not like other mums. There was something solid about her. Something rectangular, busy and unsentimental. Her fashion icon wa  Read More...
By Koh Hui Yen in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 18000
Rank: 378
Views: 399
The Unexpected Encounter
Published on 09-13-2017 11:52 AM
“Girl ah, wake up, we are almost there.” Blurry voices started becoming clearer. Then came the jarring amber street lights, flashing by as the bus roared down the highway. The heavy rain beat relentlessly on the windows, jumbled together with the noise of the engine started to make her h  Read More...
By Choo Jun Yu in
Reader Points: 140
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 214
Views: 398
Confusion
Published on 09-13-2017 09:36 PM
" Jasmine , stop ! Don't hurt yourself anymore ! It's painful watching you like this ." shouted Maely . It had been four weeks . Four tormenting weeks of not sleeping , not eating , suicidal attempts , non-stop crying and lastly , self harm .  Jasmine was just about to make another cut on her b  Read More...
By Cassandra in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 170
Views: 395
If Only I knew
Published on 09-01-2017 06:17 PM
I would do anything to be with you, right now, so I could hold your hands, look at your face, listen to your voice. Just the thought of your laughter gave me the courage and I walked to the window. Jane, my dearest sister, I missed you so much.   Outside, I recognized a reporter from a news cha  Read More...
By Sim Wan Ting in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 267
Views: 394
The Fort
Published on 09-12-2017 03:50 PM
Bread, cheese, waterskins, dagger, revolver, some cash, extra clothes – it was all for the long ride to town tomorrow. Perhaps I should pack extra oats for Chester. As if he had read her thoughts, Chester – seemingly still awake in his stable – snorted loudly. Winona beam  Read More...
By Samuel Po Kin Hong in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 54000
Rank: 10
Views: 384
Tear's
Published on 08-23-2017 05:10 PM
It was a bright shiny day when sara found herself flirting online with Jonah. Sara met jonah on a movie shoot that was taken a year ago, till they met again recently onboard  where jonah is working as a air crew. After the great meeting Sara was keep thinking about him. The very moment Sara clo  Read More...
By Selestina Grace in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 355
Views: 380
The Phantom Of New Orleans
Published on 08-30-2017 04:56 PM
 It was 2003 when I started my job as a detective,I was just a young rookie at the age of 19 when i entered the academy.Through daily struggles I worked my way to be at the top of my class.At the end of the academy, I ended up with the best scores among the other worthless recruits.I guess thin  Read More...
By Geraldton Gukang in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 261
Views: 373
Teammates
Published on 09-12-2017 08:55 PM
"The person in the team would be….." Mr. Shawn took a glimpse of all of us sitting around the round table. As if I owned a psychic power, I tried to figure out the names in his mind. Mm, I saw Jason's and Louie's names – our first speaker and all-rounder debater. He continued his words,  Read More...
By Nor Fadlina Lutfi in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 316
Views: 369
Door
Published on 09-12-2017 09:37 PM
Sky stormed through the Enchanted Forest of Doors. She was very determined now, no vines, snakes, or scorpions could stop her way from finding “The Door” out of all the doors. Confusing? Of course. That was the ultimate test for those who agreed on entering this forest. Before they enter  Read More...
By Syazana Sky in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 168
Views: 368
The Wedding Gift
Published on 08-28-2017 09:30 PM
On this very day, when she finally became one with her beloved, she received a gift; a gift which was so peculiar that no one else would thought of giving. Nevertheless, she had no doubt as to who had gifted her this extraordinary present.   Tracing back to 13 years ago, way before the Penang T  Read More...
By Gerald Tan Lye Sern in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 224
Views: 362
Ring Around The Rosie
Published on 08-23-2017 03:49 PM
Ring-a-round the rosie, A pocket full of posies, Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down. I woke up in cold sweat and panicked. The haunted voices kept ringing in my mind. I had a sudden vision — maybe even a memory, in fact. I shut my eyes tightly, trying to remember anything associated with the see  Read More...
By Nikki Cheah in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 122
Views: 360
Love,always Gabe
Published on 09-09-2017 09:09 PM
I never see it coming,all along I only hear the voices inside of my head. I thought that they will go away and will not bother me again. Apparently,I was wrong,it never actually stop,and it still haunt me up till this day. I am afraid that it will never go away and only left when my last breath is g  Read More...
By Sharon Stephen in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 351
Views: 359
Invidious
Published on 09-10-2017 05:06 PM
I thought he liked me. I thought we had a meaningful relationship. But I was wrong. He's just like all the other men out there. He only wants to be seen with a pretty face and a beautiful body. I was disappointed. After months of a beautiful professional relationship, he made me believe that he like  Read More...
By Pa Arul Malar in
Reader Points: 120
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 215
Views: 354