Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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The New Bespectacled Hero
Published on 08-22-2017 10:43 PM
It was a bright sunny Monday morning. Tap tup. Tap tup. I tiptoed towards my midnight blue car and all that I could feel was eagerness instead of Monday blues. I unlocked my car and drove towards the nearest train station. Shah Alam station. Surprisingly, I was late to catch the train but as I sat a  Read More...
By Durga in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 320
Views: 159
Why Me?!
Published on 09-09-2017 12:27 AM
  As I was scrolling through Facebook, I spot a blog post on people randomly face swapping with items around their house on Snapchat. Being intrigued and curious, I decided to do it with my dear teddy, Petunia. Nervous and excited, I positioned myself next to Petunia and was ready to take a pho  Read More...
By Emma Malory in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 225
Views: 159
Separation
Published on 09-12-2017 11:59 PM
'No! I must return to the North!' Ri shrieked, her arms flailing about her.  'Get me my walking stick,' she said to no one in particular, her face fleeting around the room with eyes robbed of vision. 'You can't! There is nothing left for you in the North,' Jun-Ah hopelessly tried for the u  Read More...
By Prestley Shim in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 25
Views: 158
A Pair Of New Eyes
Published on 09-12-2017 10:24 PM
I met her on a warm summer day at the park. I brought my dog along for a walk, and she could not handle her excitement at meeting Felix. "Ohmygosh!!!" she squealed, bouncing on her heels. "He's so cute!! Can I pet him?" "Yeah, sure," I replied, smiling. She knelt to the floor and ruffled his fur. Fe  Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 24
Views: 153
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: 153
Endling
Published on 09-13-2017 02:49 AM
For as long as I can remember, I was raised in hiding. I know nothing of the light from the sun; living by the light of oil lamps, candles and the moon. We had moved in the darkness, behind whispers and cloaked in hoods, my parents never told me why we had to live this way; the nomadic lifestyle wit  Read More...
By Soon Cai En in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 230
Views: 150
At Sixes and Sevens
Published on 08-27-2017 05:41 PM
One day I woke up suddenly with chills. The room was freezing cold. Everything was still and quiet. Not a sound was to be heard except for the blowing of the winter wind outside and the slight taping of the tree branch outside my room’s window. I got up and put on my black sweater for some war  Read More...
By Nurul Hidayah in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 237
Views: 146
Pondering
Published on 09-08-2017 05:01 PM
                Waves after wave crashing against the sandy land and dampening the ground, turning it soft as the sea water retracts into the mass ocean. Strong winds blew by like the darkening clouds above with thunders clapping—a sign of a storm about   Read More...
By Yasmin Lutfir in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 229
Views: 146
Loveliest of The Most Lovely
Published on 09-03-2017 10:13 PM
I could hardly believe my eyes when I was in contact with it in person. My breathing had gone ragged, while my heart was beating so fast I was afraid that it might jump out and leave my body. My legs were trembling, while I just stood there, glued to the floor, unable to move, not even an inch, afra  Read More...
By Ruwaidaa Nabeel in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 185
Views: 145
Bringer of Bad Luck
Published on 09-13-2017 02:27 PM
I cried in front of him. I thought I could be someone that can live happily just like everyone else. I tried to find it but it was unreachable. Nothing can undo what’s had been done. I was a bad luck even before she gave birth to me just as my mother said. I thought after meeting you and wor  Read More...
By Husna Inani in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 275
Views: 143
Being Different
Published on 09-10-2017 09:35 PM
I never really knew I was different. Not until I realized it wasn't normal to do what I always do. Dear small little me, young innocent me...  I was thirteen when I first decided to show my other self to the people around me. It was at a small gathering that was meant to promote some   Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 323
Views: 140
Mental
Published on 08-27-2017 06:38 PM
  25 years in the zoo, 10 years in the cage. The zoo. The animals. The tourists. It is not cancer, nor is it curable. Everyone takes it as self-diagnosed problem. Only he has the ability to understand the zoo; the zoo that alleviates, the zoo that calms and the zoo that decimates. Listening   Read More...
By Sarah L in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 187
Views: 139
She Remembered
Published on 09-13-2017 11:57 PM
She remembered the night she became a dragon. She remembered the way the wind rushed between her glittered scales, how it flowed over her sinuous body. She remembered the streams of liquid fire that fell from her great maw onto the endless oceans below, sizzling into billows of steam. She remembered  Read More...
By Lee Ching Ching in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 273
Views: 138
Depression; My Enemy, My Ally!
Published on 09-07-2017 12:15 AM
I took an English course during my Bachelors’ where I had to make a term paper with proper research, logical explanation and narration. As we were given the freedom of choosing our preferred topic for the paper, I instantly decided to prepare the paper on depression. I have never researched   Read More...
By Tahiya Islam in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 141
Views: 137
Tag! Your Teddy Bear
Published on 08-30-2017 12:47 AM
It was pouring heavily that night. I particularly remembered that day because people were holding up their hands forming a temporary shed, scurrying to the nearest shelter they could find to stay out of the downpour. I was sitting in a corner of a convenience store, sucking, a strawberry flavored lo  Read More...
By Kelly Jee in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 186
Views: 135