Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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The Journey of Self-Discovery
Published on 08-29-2017 10:03 PM
“We’re done,” his text said. I looked at my phone in disbelief. We’ve always had a rocky relationship since the beginning. I knew we wouldn’t last but when the time actually came, it still hurts. I’ve always been the one chasing him. For more than a year. It laste  Read More...
By Noor Aidelina in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 328
Views: 131
Somewhere Only we Know
Published on 09-13-2017 10:18 PM
The path that we used to walk together, now full with dry leaves that struggle to survive through this cold weather. This place used to be so lively, full with couples taking their evening walks and kids running around with so much happiness. I remember, you held my hand for the first time and you c  Read More...
By Anne Rose in
Reader Points: 30
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 177
Views: 130
"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: 130
Unexpected
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: 126
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: 126
Me and Her
Published on 09-13-2017 11:55 PM
With doubt all over my face, “Do I look nice in this dress?” I ask. She frowns and the creases on her forehead makes her look funny. “You look fat! Have u thought of liposuction?” I feel like my world is shattered to pieces and the tick-tock of my room clock seems deafening.   Read More...
By Navadharini Sunder in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 332
Views: 126
Eight; Journey To The Fallen Capital of Airnherm
Published on 09-07-2017 08:05 PM
She was holding back her tears as she cupped her daughter’s cheek, “Sweet dreams my dear.” She waved her hand towards the light crystal and the room dimmed at her command. She put the letter besides her daughter’s pillow. Slowly, she closed the door. The crystals along t  Read More...
By Axleina Maxwell in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 270
Views: 125
Alice's Wonderland
Published on 09-10-2017 05:49 PM
“Alice, it’s just a puppet! Stop overreacting! Keep your mouth shut and wipe those tears!” Alice was definitely going to throw up all over the puppet display then promptly just die. Her mother doesn’t understand. Her fears, no matter how irrational were very real and very sc  Read More...
By Shya in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 65
Views: 123
Bloody Memories
Published on 09-10-2017 02:36 PM
Melania sighs. Her mother softly pats her head which briefly reminds her of her dead dog. She glances to her feet. Few steps away, under the floorboards, her dead dog is rotting away in a tightly sealed bag. She didn’t kill it. But if she were to bring it up, they’d think she definitely   Read More...
By Shya in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 66
Views: 121
Love And War
Published on 08-27-2017 03:14 PM
 It has been 5 days since he had called for reinforcements. " Where the fuck are they ?....." his mind voice always said. When he enlisted in the army, he didn't do it for one purpose only. There were many. To name a few, it would be for the country, for his family and friends, you know....the   Read More...
By Darshan Galadaran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 272
Views: 117
Diary from the Holocaust
Published on 09-05-2017 05:25 AM
8 Jan 1920 The benign sunlight showered through the myrtle green oak leaves and glazed upon us. Hayley and I were sitting under the leafy shed, and where I realized that she had been scribbling her notebook from the peak of the morning until then. Feeling the urge to peep on her contents, my eyes d  Read More...
By Sophie Tan Yi Kah in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 131
Views: 116
Cinderella-An Adaptation
Published on 08-21-2017 06:50 PM
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful girl named Cinderella. This is how her story began. “Isn’t our daughter lovely?” said her father. They were in the garden watching Cinderella playing. Her mother smiled affectionately. Despite her graceful smile, her face was as pale as a g  Read More...
By Farah Humaira in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 239
Views: 114
Deathmates
Published on 09-04-2017 10:01 PM
Guilt isn't always a rational thing. Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not. -Maureen Johnson- It didn't start with the sun shining brightly in the sky. It didn't start with loving words or gentle caresses like any mother would do. She was different – an unacc  Read More...
By Lyssa in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 327
Views: 111
Unity, Our Greatest Strength
Published on 08-31-2017 04:32 PM
As our dear nation approaches its sixtieth anniversary of independence, it would be an opportune time indeed to take a step back and reflect on just how far we have come. Sixty years is an ineffably long time. Over the decades, Malaysia and its people have made much progress, exceeding far beyond th  Read More...
By Noel Wong Yan Ming in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 200
Views: 111
Cassini
Published on 09-12-2017 10:35 PM
      19 years, 11 months, 14 days, 21 hours and 17 minutes. I knew that when I boarded this spacecraft, I would be in space for a long time. A really long time. And I was willing to take that risk. They told me that it would take 7 years to Saturn, and 7 years back. They're 12 years   Read More...
By Arianna Kugendran in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 130
Views: 109