Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Shadow
Published on 09-13-2017 04:44 PM
I saw the figure of him approaching the front door, I quickly adjusted my hair and pretended was not looking. I would not want him to catch a glimpse of me staring at him. Then I saw another figure beside him as they make their way past the front door. I was taken aback by a beautiful girl standing   Read More...
By Purani Sevalingam in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 138
Views: 210
Ashes to dust to pencil shavings
Published on 09-12-2017 07:00 PM
I am proud of her.  I look down and I see her, smiling at me.  Somewhere in the crowd there is that little girl.  That girl who draws me all the time. On her room wall, on her desk in school or sometimes, even on her palm.  She would colour me in, trying to stay in the lines but  Read More...
By Hannan Barakbah in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 169
Views: 210
Today
Published on 09-04-2017 10:17 PM
Everything was normal yesterday and I have a feeling that everything will take an unexpected turn today. Some could say that they would have seen this coming from miles away but how could I? I have just been too preoccupied lately that I would never have predicted it. Questions after questions start  Read More...
By Naadhira in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 125
Views: 209
Playing by The Rules
Published on 09-10-2017 02:25 PM
Standing in the kitchen, my hand shook as I scribbled words onto a piece of paper as fast as I could. My usually neat handwriting was a scrawled mess of alphabets tumbling over each other. My vision blurred from the tears, obscuring my sight altogether. I took a shaky breath as I folded the paper an  Read More...
By Olivia Adelia Matilda in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 228
Views: 206
The Immortal
Published on 09-12-2017 10:15 PM
 “Come out of your stinking lair, coward!” Sigh. Another has come for him. Bara stroked the horns protruding from his forehead and glanced at the screen of the smart phone on his lap, trying to ignore whoever was outside. He had matters to attend to. His fingers danced on the touc  Read More...
By Musang in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 24
Views: 201
The A sip from each cup: Hypocrite and the Backburner
Published on 09-12-2017 05:16 PM
A hypocrite is some one who says one thing and does the other. Someone who says that his or her virtues or believes run in a specific way, but yet acts on the complete opposite. basically, I feign. I deceive. I boast what is not. I am a congregation of many, but neither is what I am.    Th  Read More...
By Uma Devi Sathasivam in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 265
Views: 200
Paper Stars
Published on 08-20-2017 06:11 PM
14th February 1989 Mia was all right alone during Valentine's Day. Not like she was single or something. She had a good time being independent and thought about something else.  She leant toward the massive wall while her eyes shut tightly, tried to come up some ideas to help her from falling t  Read More...
By UpperTale in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 357
Views: 198
I Quit My Job... So What Now?
Published on 09-13-2017 11:58 PM
“Boss, do you have a minute?” “Yeah, sure.” My rear end found its way to the seat across him. He turned towards me and gave me a welcoming look. He looked particularly calm that day, for no apparent reason.   “Uhm… I have something for you“. I took ou  Read More...
By Teh Sue Peng in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 331
Views: 198
Finding Home
Published on 09-03-2017 01:49 PM
I opened my eyes. What they saw could hardly be fathomed by my bare mind. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There I was on a Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter, famously known as the 'Black Hawk' by military guys and the average Joe alike. Looking o  Read More...
By Dhiya Danial in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 318
Views: 187
BOTH
Published on 09-12-2017 10:47 PM
DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW LIFE WORKS? HAVE YOU EVER WONDER, IF YOU HAVE NO FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOD AND JOB, WHAT WILL YOU DO EVERYDAY? WE WILL GIVE YOU THE ANSWER. CLICK HERE. Nur stared at the title of a website which she believed had popped out of nowhere on her phone screen. She was just tucked in h  Read More...
By Nuha Dini Binti Abd Ghani in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 262
Views: 187
The Cat
Published on 08-31-2017 11:47 PM
Once when I was just a little kid living in an apartment in Johor, something strange happened that to this day I could never really explain. I still do remember what happened and how it happened.   I was still in elementary school, and most days I would wake up in the morning and would hav  Read More...
By Arshad Mahmud in
Reader Points: 70
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 58
Views: 187
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: 184
Seasons Come and Go, Yet you Stay
Published on 09-10-2017 12:31 AM
Uncle Kai changes like the seasons. There are days when he is as bright as spring. When his smiles resembles Mum’s blooming sunny daffodils shoved to the corner of the garden, because everywhere else is either taken by blankets of dying grass or uneven bricks for a pathway. Mum says flowers   Read More...
By Maryam Sabihah Bellingham in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 129
Views: 178
The Pirate and The Time Machine
Published on 09-07-2017 01:38 PM
The Pirate and the Time Travel Machine The room is as dark as raven that I could hardly step on the wrong foot. Every step as I walked toward that man over that giant machine, I could hear those clanging tools that left on the floor by him. I could vomit as soon as I stepped in this room; those heav  Read More...
By Tan Liyen in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 324
Views: 176
Devil Dancer
Published on 08-20-2017 11:10 PM
"Get out," he muttered, one hand holding his head and the other grabbing onto a bottle of beer tightly. "You're no son of mine. I didn't raise you to be a dancer." He shut his eyes tightly, showing signs of his head hurting.  I walked silently out of the house, as I didn't want to anger anyone  Read More...
By Nikki Cheah in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 321
Views: 171