Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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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
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Whatever you sow, so shall you reap
Published on 09-09-2017 04:09 PM
Crescia lived in a city called Zaqrat where people were impoverished and competitive for food. Thus, Crescia herself was no different from these people. She would do anything just to acquire some food for herself; steal, lie, murder - you name it. Zaqrat - a city of dirt, disease and strife. I  Read More...
By Cheryl in
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Last Christmas
Published on 09-06-2017 06:49 PM
"Making through... Excuses!" She jostled through the crowd thick with stale sweat and vinegar sour, pushing anyone that's in her way, right after the door of the tube was wide open. She couldn't be more panicked, after realizing she had 5 minutes left before getting reprimanded for the first day of   Read More...
By Sophie Tan Yi Kah in
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Published on 09-02-2017 12:27 PM
BONDA "I have been doubting myself and my capabilities after I've been thru so many difficulties at finding a proper and permenant job. I have been dealing with my anxiety which constantly feels like a battle between me and myself, my mum she takes it lightly thinking it is something that got to do   Read More...
By Aqinna Begum in
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The Story of My Unsual Life
Published on 09-13-2017 11:22 PM
Prologue Ok I admit, I am a movie God. How do I conclude that? From my earlier interview which I am about to share with you. At first glance, you’d wonder if I actually did go mental but after a while you’d see the logic behind it and admittedly it worked if the pieces were put in the   Read More...
By aidil harith in
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Published on 08-26-2017 06:01 PM
Opening the cover of my diary, I began; "Dear Eden: Death. It’s a word everyone feels terrified of. Well at least most of them anyway, unlike a few who have accepted the fate that’s to come. Dying signifies the lost of loved ones or someone close to you. Death is like future; you never kno  Read More...
By Jo in
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Don’t Be Sad, Come And Watch TV
Published on 09-02-2017 06:30 PM
“Hassan, don’t sit too close to the TV, it will burn your eyes!” his mother used to say. His father and mother was seldom at home, and most of the baby sitters who would look after him when they were out couldn’t care less of Hassan’s television habit. Being an only chi  Read More...
By Ahmad Soffian in
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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
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the strange red shoes
Published on 09-12-2017 10:10 AM
THE STRANGE RED SHOES Written by Marina Bansing Amora went to school early that morning. As usual she woke up and prepare for her breakfast. Amora live with Aunt Julia in the house. Her parent went out at overseas to do some important business trip at the pearl island. Amora is 15 years old now. Sh  Read More...
By marina bansing in
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Living Wishes
Published on 09-02-2017 08:32 PM
 I wished that I could say something to you, standing there speechlessly smiling at me. Were you trying to curse me with your smile before you left? I wished that somehow, even if I had to lie through my teeth, there would be a way to bring you back to us. Then, I lacked the courage to even mov  Read More...
By Ryan Isaac in
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A word bigger than love
Published on 09-10-2017 11:49 AM
"Why would parents burden themselves to raise their children?" the timid Aminah mumbled while waiting for her favourite chicken soup to be ready. I had the same thought when my mother tirelessly looked after my sister and I. Instead of answering Aminah, I shot her a question.  "What do you thin  Read More...
By Nur Adilah Ramli in
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Published on 09-12-2017 09:23 PM
It was May 27, 1999. Two squatchers by the names of Ava and her (so called) boyfriend, Dennis, go squatching for the Skunk Ape, the famous cousin of Bigfoot… the notorious creature that roams the night, leaving his putrid odour wherever it goes. Easily distinguished from its tall hairy brethr  Read More...
By Charanjit Kaurr in
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Earthy Miracles
Published on 09-03-2017 11:21 AM
He had a serious, quiet and heartfelt eye contact with Delia for a moment. The doctor put his hand on her arm and said gently, “You or the baby will survive. Not both. I’m sorry.” With a facial expression full of resentment,  Delia sobbed and pearls of tears rolled down her pa  Read More...
By Mae Cheong in
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The Dark Empress
Published on 09-04-2017 05:07 PM
There was once a wise and just king who ruled over a kingdom. His kingdom, however merry, was plagued with poverty. Wanting to change the fate of his kingdom, the king set out on a quest with his army to bring back prosperity and wealth. One day, he ventured into a land where its air was foul and da  Read More...
By Shaneen Sophie Gan in
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The Metal Bird in the Sky
Published on 09-02-2017 09:03 PM
The Metal Bird in the Sky Saturday, 5.00 pm Qasim is rather ill today, he apparently ate some peculiar-looking berries along the side of the coastline which he found and presumed to be safe to eat. That notion proved wrong as he convulsed and defecated all day long to which papa had the unfortu  Read More...
By Nazeem Wan Den in
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