Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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Peridot
Published on 08-26-2017 01:46 PM
“I learnt something new, mama,” I said when I was five. Mama always encouraged me to use my powers at home. I lifted the empty moving box labelled ‘clothes’ and opened it to show her that it was empty. Then, I took the lime-green feather bookmark she gave me last birthday, an  Read More...
By Christina Wong Xiauna in
Reader Points: 360
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 78
Views: 843
The Untameable Ang Moh boyfriend
Published on 09-04-2017 10:00 AM
 “Hey Sue Ann, Alex, how’s it going,” Jim, my ang moh boyfriend of 8 years casually greeted my mum and dad at the door of our semi-detached house, as he leaned in to shake my dad’s hand, who looked hugely unimpressed, and hugged and pecked my mum on the cheek. Rule numbe  Read More...
By kristina khoo in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 163
Views: 838
The Sofreh Cleaner
Published on 09-13-2017 11:33 PM
Glossary Sofreh (Farsi) – A large piece of cloth that is laid on the floor to serve food on. Guests will sit around it on the floor during meal times. The sofreh can also be found in plastic or disposable paper forms. Nooshe jan (Farsi) – Bon appetit, usually a reply to “daste sho  Read More...
By Mahya Abolmasoomi in
Reader Points: 300
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 42
Views: 837
Conversations by The Crater
Published on 09-05-2017 12:54 PM
There was a small crater in the floor not ten feet away from the counter of the café, where a woman in her 40s sat. Bright spots where the missing paintings used to be were framed by burn marks on every wall. The furniture stood out from the rest of the café as they were without a scra  Read More...
By Chan Teik Onn in
Reader Points: 250
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 82
Views: 818
Almost
Published on 09-10-2017 02:03 AM
"Please, can you come over?" The feminine voice that spoke upon his answering of the call was familiar, but the pleading tone was not. "What is it?" he asked, not bothering to hide the irritation that seeped into his tone. "Please," was all she said in a quiet whisper, one just a tad louder than an   Read More...
By Yue Qian in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 36000
Rank: 167
Views: 804
The Unseen Truth
Published on 09-07-2017 11:06 PM
“Faster! Drive Faster!, “I exclaimed as he complied,stepping on the accelerator.The car moved as fast as lightning and definitely we were moving above the speed limit. With the music pumping as fast and loud as my heartbeat,I felt overjoyed like never before.Finally,I had the freedom I h  Read More...
By Shasmin Roy in
Reader Points: 190
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 308
Views: 790
The Unexpected.
Published on 09-03-2017 05:22 PM
Do you ever have this... Opportunity that you wanted to take but didn't? Then later on, you regret not doing it because chances are, that opportunity never came back to you. I'm sure everyone has had something of this sort happen to them, I have too. I had the opportunity to save a life. But I let i  Read More...
By Choong Lee Ann in
Reader Points: 210
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 212
Views: 785
The Faults in the Land
Published on 09-04-2017 03:53 PM
Tim had been the guy’s name. Now, he was Dreg. Further down the list, there was Bob. Further up the list, where lines upon lines stacked upon each other, covering words made them hard to distinguish and strained the eye, there was Ashley, or Jake. One thing was for sure – he was a male.  Read More...
By Orange in
Reader Points: 250
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 43
Views: 782
The Quiet Ones
Published on 09-04-2017 10:57 PM
The Quiet Ones By Alison Yap    Orientation is the highlight of the week, the vultures tend to circle the main conference room in HR, just waiting to get a whiffed of the fresh meat getting prepped for the grinder.  Male and female alike, they buzz about the floor drawn to the place  Read More...
By Alison Yap in
Reader Points: 90
Editor Points: 57000
Rank: 5
Views: 772
Justice?
Published on 09-11-2017 07:22 PM
The smell of black bitter coffee and slightly burnt toast brings me to a state of joy, yet in seconds after clicking the TV, the news bombards me with a 43 years old woman who abused a 13 years old boy to death. I felt my eyes went a few shades darker and my heart twitch into disgust, my mind   Read More...
By Nephi Shaine William in
Reader Points: 180
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 310
Views: 762
The Tea Server
Published on 09-13-2017 11:53 PM
I believe it is accurate to say that Iranians have more tea running through their veins than blood. Perhaps for many it has even replaced water. To take away an Iranian’s tea is like taking away a Malaysian’s belacan (shrimp paste). It is the very essence of their existence and identity.  Read More...
By Mahya Abolmasoomi in
Reader Points: 250
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 254
Views: 756
Santa's Cause
Published on 09-12-2017 11:50 PM
Santa was in his office, sipping his cup of freshly made hot chocolate while scanning through the pieces of papers piled up on his table. These were the daily reports from all sections of North Pole in preparation for the very special day. Some people considered the birth, a wedding, or a graduation  Read More...
By Athena Lateesya Gary in
Reader Points: 190
Editor Points: 0
Rank: 383
Views: 741
Let Us Sing, Let Us Dance
Published on 09-02-2017 10:05 AM
Sorry, work is crazy. I may not make it. Pls tell daddy. Thus read the text that came into Mrs. Ma’s phone shortly after three. Hardly a cancellation, but her immediate instinct was to delete the message, pretend that she had never received it. Though it had been Luisa who had sent the text, M  Read More...
By leroy luar in
Reader Points: 140
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 89
Views: 737
Forever By Your Side
Published on 09-09-2017 02:01 AM
"Brother, promise me you'll stay by my side forever..." "I promise." -------------------------- "Where did the promise went?" Vanessa thought as she stare out of the window. She bit her bottom lip and continue doodling in her notebook. "Are you okay, Van?" Catherine, her friend asked. Vanessa gave   Read More...
By Amanda Lee in
Reader Points: 190
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 347
Views: 735
When Time Fails
Published on 09-01-2017 05:58 PM
 When Time Fails I was up at the finishing line. I was the first to the finish line so I let my arms go high up in triumph as the ribbon billowed away.  I twist and turn. Dreams flitted by me, quick and sly as a really huge conglomeration of an evil butterfly. My dreams are made up of   Read More...
By Carol Chu in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 312
Views: 711