Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Guardians of Death Dates
Published on 08-27-2017 11:13 PM
29 February. Elysia stared at the mark, as she had countless times before. She had it since she was born; a birthmark that appeared within her first hour on this Earth. It was in black; all neat and tidy despite being nestled between the creases on her left wrist. “29 February”, she thou  Read More...
By Corina R. Mangharam in
Reader Points: 440
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 39
Views: 1506
48 Hour Miracle
Published on 09-11-2017 08:49 PM
48 HOUR MIRACLE   An ordinary day until there was a knock on the door. Walking through the hallway, she couldn’t take the smell of the surrounding. Medicines, antibiotics, fluids, injections, people crying and screaming. Doctors rushing in and out of the emergency treatment room. She knew  Read More...
By VITYASUDHAN JOGANNATHAN in
Reader Points: 610
Editor Points: 21000
Rank: 371
Views: 1503
Whisked Away
Published on 08-24-2017 12:02 AM
* * *       My life changed forever last Saturday night. One moment, I was reading in bed, and the next I was standing on the corner of a busy and unfamiliar street holding a cardboard box. My first thought was that I was dreaming. Then the lights went out. Literally . &nbs  Read More...
By Myra Ng in
Reader Points: 600
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 152
Views: 1417
Here lies a story
Published on 09-13-2017 10:35 PM
I pulled the trigger of the gun within my hand. ‘Bang’ shouted the pistol. “Huh?” the sound of confusion slipped out of my mouth almost immediately as I try to comprehend what was happening in the midst of the skipping heartbeats and the fluttering butterflies in my stomach o  Read More...
By Nizua Inas Alysha in
Reader Points: 360
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 159
Views: 1408
Take off
Published on 09-12-2017 05:29 PM
“Did you know that human beings are like albatross?” he said squinting and giving his disarming smile at once. I peeled my eyes off the not-interesting-anymore magazine because of this hot guy sitting beside me who can squint and still look ravishingly amazing at the same time. I feign  Read More...
By Vijaya shanthi in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 311
Views: 1404
Killer Dinner
Published on 09-11-2017 09:49 PM
My world was turned upside down. I lost control, I had to let loose. I wasn’t prepared for this. I never thought that I would find myself in this position. Every move I made was calculated and recalculated. There was no room for error, but here I am. Sitting alone in a hot box with no one else  Read More...
By Joash Ethan in
Reader Points: 400
Editor Points: 18000
Rank: 375
Views: 1399
Mun Mai
Published on 08-30-2017 09:38 AM
A red Mercedes-Benz stopped in front of the small wooden house, jarringly out of place in the old village. The clean-shaven man in the front passenger seat eyed the house and said, “I’m not sure-” “Come on, Ken. Don’t you want to find out what’s b  Read More...
By Agnes Ong in
Reader Points: 310
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 42
Views: 1334
Love Her Not
Published on 09-13-2017 03:55 PM
Screwed “Run! Sweetie, run!” Amid the woods, a shadow of a petite and vivacious teenage girl ran like it was a matter of dead or alive. She might be running away from monstrous beast. Who knows? Could it be the one and only Shere Khan? Or maybe the Scar from Lion King? She raced   Read More...
By Wilfred Tan in
Reader Points: 330
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 209
Views: 1323
Regrets
Published on 09-12-2017 09:31 AM
If only I had known someone would die because of me, I would not have been so eager to live. I wish I died drowning without having someone there to save me.  You might think that this kind of story exists only in a television drama, but my story is real. Very real to the point that you will reg  Read More...
By Tinny Russel Birt in
Reader Points: 410
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 76
Views: 1308
Company
Published on 09-13-2017 12:00 AM
Her breathing was quick and shallow, even as she desperately tried to steady it with deep breaths. Her vision went blurry for a moment, her sight obscured by the tears threatening to spill down her cheeks. She rapidly blinked them away, thinking to herself over and over again that now isn’t th  Read More...
By Siti Zubaida Binti Zulkifli in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 161
Views: 1294
Psithurism
Published on 09-09-2017 08:23 PM
It was dark and the clouds were a dark shade of grey. There were no stars in the sky. Only a moon with an eerie smile on its face peered down from the sky. Its light cast upon a tall, slender girl who was walking in the woods. Elena was lost and her tear stricken face glowed in the moonlight. She wa  Read More...
By SANGEETHA SIVA SANGU in
Reader Points: 310
Editor Points: 57000
Rank: 4
Views: 1294
A Reason To Stay.
Published on 09-11-2017 01:19 PM
The sound of a music box filled the air. Placed in an ill-lighted room, the seemingly innocuous box was a burst of colour, with delicate pink roses and crawling vines etched onto its porcelain sides. The box sat upon a quartz pillar, surrounded by a pool of effervescent water. The hypnotic tune it p  Read More...
By Ghina Hijanah Abdul Ghani in
Reader Points: 400
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 77
Views: 1278
Lovers Reignite (Alicia Complex)
Published on 08-27-2017 01:48 AM
HE IS LOOKING AT HER. Alicia thought she imagined it, but nooo he is looking at her! She pretends to look at herself on the mirror at the far-end wall of the opened reading room, while actually observing him looking at her, the man she knew so well, sipping on his juice from the cup in his hand. J  Read More...
By El Omar in
Reader Points: 290
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 302
Views: 1259
The Fallen One
Published on 09-13-2017 10:52 PM
My mother once told me that I had something important to do. But the problem is I just do not remember what it is. In fact I can't even remember who I am. All I know is that I am not from Earth.  I remember opening my eye to a strange world. Somewhere familiar but yet I can't remember how I got  Read More...
By Savithiammal David in
Reader Points: 460
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 206
Views: 1247
The Foreign Language
Published on 08-26-2017 01:30 PM
I was never really good in Mandarin. Ah, who am I kidding? My Mandarin was horrible, deplorable, atrocious, and sometimes incomprehensible. Growing up speaking nothing but English at home, Mandarin was considered foreign to me. Up until the age of eight, keeping up was never much of a problem becaus  Read More...
By Christina Wong Xiauna in
Reader Points: 470
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 297
Views: 1190