Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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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: 105
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: 105
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: 102
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: 97
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: 96
Love symphony
Published on 09-13-2017 12:00 AM
Ethan's hand slowly slipped into his pocket, hiding a ring he was holding. When Emma told him that Michael, her high school crush had proposed her, Ethan congratulated her while holding back his tears. "So tell me how it all started." Ethan said. Trying to sound as genuine as possible. "Remember th  Read More...
By Najma Hayati in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 385
Views: 95
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: 95
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: 94
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: 94
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: 93
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: 92
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: 91
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: 90
A Story about Seert
Published on 09-06-2017 06:20 PM
She touched the tiny, thin, piece of green. There were millions of them at least, all connected by a series of wire-like strands. The delicate strands were attached to a solid brown structure. It was breathtaking; she was mesmerized by the intricate detail that covered the solid brown structure, par  Read More...
By Mellaney Goh in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 234
Views: 87
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: 85