Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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A Mirror Heart
Published on 09-04-2017 09:04 PM
Clitter. Clatter. An elaborate carriage travelled steadily over a bumpy, weather-worn gravel trail. It was bathed golden with mild, flaxen streaks of light from the sunrise. The coachman of the prominent-looking carriage handled the two well-selected horse steeds with the cracking of a snaky crop.   Read More...
By Jaou Shingan in
Reader Points: 1290
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 112
Views: 5123
If You Will Die Tomorrow...
Published on 09-05-2017 09:59 AM
In his fifteen years of life, Authur could think of nothing he could proudly boast to anyone, not his grade, not an achievement, and certainly not his family’s wealth. Or perhaps, he could try boosting to people that he had seen a spirit, provided that anyone would believe it. &ldquo  Read More...
By Chong Beng Wei in
Reader Points: 1460
Editor Points: 48000
Rank: 17
Views: 5086
A Place in My Heart
Published on 08-26-2017 12:24 PM
  They say love could move mountains and hurdles, that it is the greatest, that a person is lucky to be in love. “Nora?” A voice interrupted her thoughts as she glanced up to meet the worried gaze of her mother. “Are you all right?” She knew why her mother had asked that  Read More...
By Lim Ming Ying in
Reader Points: 1260
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 34
Views: 4994
Two Bodies in One
Published on 09-08-2017 01:33 PM
“Aren’t you glad to see me?” He caressed his mother’s cheeks, watching the salty tears falling gracefully onto her cheekbones while eyes of true terror were entrenched permanently on his guardian’s cheeks. Her lips trembled attempting to attain words to speak in respons  Read More...
By Jowena Locke in
Reader Points: 1740
Editor Points: 54000
Rank: 6
Views: 4901
Love by Sunlight
Published on 09-11-2017 07:02 PM
Born not into a family of means but of opportunities, a child named Sona was the light of her parents' lives. Her ever cynical mother thought her to be the ugliest baby she had ever set eyes upon - wrinkly, red, loud and angry while like every other father, Sona's father loved her with fully, truly   Read More...
By Kim Sarah Lee in
Reader Points: 980
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 293
Views: 4819
Almost
Published on 09-13-2017 11:47 PM
Almost. A word so often used to portray hope and faith. An anticipation of something that is about to occur.   The First   We met the first day of high school, both fresh-faced (acne-filled, even) and wonderstruck by the endless possibilities of what the future held for our young souls. I  Read More...
By Bernice Kok in
Reader Points: 1340
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 148
Views: 4557
Memories Of You
Published on 09-12-2017 03:26 PM
I am sitting alone at my favorite café on my birthday today. Well, it used to be my favorite cafe, but whenever I come back now, a pang of heartache spreads across my chest. This place now fills my head with memories of you. As hard as I am resisting right now, I can’t help but look bac  Read More...
By Emeera Hashim in
Reader Points: 1000
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 72
Views: 4435
The Theatre of Dreams
Published on 09-10-2017 03:47 PM
 “I don’t want to do this anymore, please.”   “Bao, think about the money we can make. Your fiancé just bought a half million condominium, you need to finance your seaside-themed wedding and remember that honeymoon in Paris.”   “We should sto  Read More...
By Irwin Choo in
Reader Points: 1650
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 32
Views: 4421
I am mixed
Published on 08-27-2017 11:02 PM
My name is Ry Lee, I was born in Malaysia on the 16th of July in 2002 and I’m mixed race. So, what are you? The question that can terrorize me beyond terror, instantly put me on the spot – the sudden panic pulsing through my mixed blood containing a jumbled medley of genes. I get this qu  Read More...
By Ry Lee in
Reader Points: 1060
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 250
Views: 4391
Puppy Love?
Published on 08-20-2017 05:02 PM
It is funny to think of how people would define the word 'love' in their own ways. Some said 'love is blind', some defined it as an affection towards something or someone, yada yada. For me, I can say that I cannot define love with words. It takes time to know what love is exactly. Once it hurts, it  Read More...
By Yee S Ai-Yin in
Reader Points: 1190
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 292
Views: 4356
Blood Crumbs
Published on 09-13-2017 11:56 AM
Crumbs the mouse looked into the mirror and shuddered. Though it had been days, thick, flaking blood still matted the fur across half his face, and his ear on that side was gone. Contrasted with his white fur, it looked as though he was wearing half a mask, as if he were a dancer in a masquerade. Ye  Read More...
By Valarie John in
Reader Points: 1260
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 149
Views: 4345
Moonlight
Published on 09-02-2017 11:11 AM
MOONLIGHT by Lisa Kwan   I have a secret. A terrible secret. A secret that is revealed only in the moonlight, that only the moon knows. It threatens my very existence, and the safety of all dear to me. Evidently, this is not by choice. I do not know the how, or why; but I remember exactly when   Read More...
By Lisa Kwan in
Reader Points: 1040
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 71
Views: 3963
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Published on 09-12-2017 10:54 PM
GIRLAwake Almost every night, for as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of the same boy. In these dreams, we’re best friends. I tell him about the bully at school who calls me a nerd - he laughs it off, asks me to give her the finger. I’m the one he confides in, cheeks flaming, w  Read More...
By Amelia in
Reader Points: 940
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 251
Views: 3874
A Droplet Of Thought
Published on 09-01-2017 10:26 PM
  Once upon a time, there was a vast land known far and wide as the Land of Sand. Now, it should certainly not be mistaken for a desert, for it wasn’t made entirely of heat and sand. In fact, the Land of Sand was very much like any other country around it. It had rivers and lakes brimming  Read More...
By Joanne Loo YingJia in
Reader Points: 830
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 35
Views: 3739
Shadows on my sundial
Published on 09-05-2017 02:30 AM
It took me the longest two seconds of life to slit a blade through my wrist once. It has been the shortest eleven years of life right after. "Make a wish, make a wish!" Sarah exclaimed with a mouth full of chocolate pudding. I immediately closed my eyes, gripped my hands very tightly around the knif  Read More...
By Darshana in
Reader Points: 980
Editor Points: 54000
Rank: 7
Views: 3666