Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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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: 133
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: 133
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: 133
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: 130
The Ventures of the Secret Spies
Published on 09-13-2017 09:26 PM
VENTURES OF THE SECRET SPIES “Hurry, block the door before someone suspects anything!” Alarice whispered urgently to her friend. Without speaking, Juniper got to work, placing the wooden chair against the door. Alarice helped her with it, both managing to be as silent as a mouse. They p  Read More...
By Anita Kumaran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 179
Views: 129
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: 128
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: 126
Traitor, I Am
Published on 08-30-2017 01:00 PM
                I have been called a variety of names over the past few years. Most people call me a traitor or a sycophant, others a collaborator. A Roma woman I once arrested called me a murderer. Many also regard me as a backstabber. All these names would h  Read More...
By Noel Wong Yan Ming in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 51000
Rank: 14
Views: 126
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: 119
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: 119
Published on 09-12-2017 11:59 PM
  I met him during the orientation for first year students. Back then, I didn’t know a single thing about him besides for one simple fact; I was instantly attracted towards him the moment my eyes first found him. He had an average height like the other boys, yet he had striking featu  Read More...
By Nur Syazwani in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 233
Views: 110
"From stardust I come, to stardust I'll return."
Published on 09-09-2017 09:33 AM
2200  "I need to do this." Jaylee sat on the edge of the roof of her quaint house, situated in the suburbs. She fiddled with her thumbs, staring at the ground below. "Are you sure, though?" Cassie asked, hovering in the air beside her. She scratched her head. "You might get into some serious tr  Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 127
Views: 109
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: 108
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: 108
A Promise To Alice
Published on 09-04-2017 09:17 PM
I remember the day it happen.. The day Alice took her life. TWO WEEKS EARLIER...  (JULY 2009) I sat there at sunday school looking out at the door , waiting for my best firend and secret crush to come in.. At the same time wandering about whether she would turn up at all and having to endure a  Read More...
By Jeremy Lim in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 60
Views: 106