Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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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: 761
A Touch of Madness
Published on 08-30-2017 09:10 PM
“Have I ever told you about the time I set someone on fire?” We’re sitting here again, my psycho and I. In this dim, chilly office lit by the dusty gaslights on the wall. The fire burning in the fireplace is slowly dying the longer I stay in this room and the cold is making me irri  Read More...
By Madiha Assegaf in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 51
Views: 758
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: 746
Rainbringer
Published on 09-13-2017 11:42 PM
I stood in a dusty and barren valley, a light cloud of haze hung in the air. The crops had failed with the absent rain, the long drought having felled many of the citrus trees and stunted the rest. Where once was green and gold with grasses and flowers, there now lay a dust bowl. Having fully surv  Read More...
By Gerald Wee Eng Kian in
Reader Points: 130
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 52
Views: 741
31 AUGUST 1957
Published on 09-12-2017 11:23 PM
‘Bang!’ The first gunshot erupted from the village, indicating that it was time to return. The sun was sinking on the west horizon; I could barely see anyone now. We were on 6pm to 6am curfew. Most people didn’t wait till the gun shot to get home - stay out of trouble and you&rsquo  Read More...
By Yamunaah Rani Ravichanthar in
Reader Points: 170
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 85
Views: 733
The Letter
Published on 09-06-2017 08:22 AM
“Promise me—pro—promise me…that you will deliver this to her. The truth must always be known—even after death, it’s the only thing that shines… only thing that shines…shines…” the old man held up his wrinkled hand, doddering on, holdin  Read More...
By Vinton Low in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 255
Views: 705
The Transfer
Published on 08-28-2017 02:41 PM
  "I missed you". The phrase I've been wanting to hear from you. The you that I have always admire. The you who have beautiful straight hair, eyes like the gleaming stars and surprisingly a cute nose that no one has ever seem to notice. "Well no one like this existed anyways as this is all just  Read More...
By Barry Ting in
Reader Points: 170
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 258
Views: 692
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Published on 09-05-2017 06:18 AM
               A masquerade ball was set in the depths of night, held deep within the most opulent and affluent parts of the city. The splendour in the air intertwined with tales of tragedy, love and fate. Roaming in between the masses  Read More...
By Thirumagal Sathasevam in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 45
Views: 690
Into the Looking Glass
Published on 09-09-2017 05:13 AM
White. Stark, fresh. Lilies alongside cloudy teal; beach scented. Polished and drifted. Outside, the ocean spitted waves, furling against weathering rocks- ones she remembered being those deep shades of black with earthy mottles adorning. Between the ashy welkin and saltwater blue, Liv had made h  Read More...
By Sara Anuar in
Reader Points: 280
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 303
Views: 688
The Calamity
Published on 09-13-2017 10:06 PM
I foraged through my backpack, keeping check on what little supplies we had left. Clothes, a moldy loaf of bread, two bottles of clean water, a few shotgun shells, and a bottle of SSKI. “What do you have, Aaron?” “A few candy bars, and a bottle of pills, ” he replied. “  Read More...
By Ng Wei Shun in
Reader Points: 150
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 50
Views: 678
Build Your Own Castle
Published on 09-11-2017 10:32 PM
It was the last day of my UPSR (an assessment examination for all final year students of every primary school in Malaysia), it was a big day for me! “Do your best, son!” “You have our supports with you, Abang Long!” “All the best, bro!” “I know you will pass  Read More...
By Anwar Mohd Nor in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 27000
Rank: 313
Views: 670
Harper & Chris
Published on 09-01-2017 08:06 PM
It was my first holiday alone in the human world after graduating from Witchworth Secondary School of Magic and Wizardry. I was born half human and half mermaid. My mother was from the human world and my father was from Adario - the other world where people like me and other mythological creatures  Read More...
By Brenda Tan in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 119
Views: 668
Jihad
Published on 08-24-2017 08:49 AM
Qasim Abdul Hameed is on a holy mission. He laces up his shoes on the steps of the mosque. The Imam had delivered a stirring speech at the end of Zuhr prayers, about the invasion of infidels on their holy land. “It is the collective duty of all Muslims, to defend the land of the Prophet Muhamm  Read More...
By Choong Yao Jin in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 45000
Rank: 54
Views: 662
The Bittersweet
Published on 08-30-2017 07:18 PM
A second class lower degree with a CGPA of 2.425 is nothing to be proud of to most people; why, to some it even means nothing short of embarrassing and is something to be ashamed off. Although I would have loved it if I have had the opportunity to graduate with a higher class and CGPA, the degree I   Read More...
By Yasleh Hani Wati Mat Yassin in
Reader Points: 170
Editor Points: 30000
Rank: 257
Views: 659
Autopsy Of A Broken Heart
Published on 09-12-2017 03:16 PM
“I do.” “Congratulations Meredith! I’m so happy for you!”. “You’re one lucky Girl Edith...I’m so happy you finally found your match!” “Be a good wife and take care of him, will ya?!” That day was one of the most physically-draining,  Read More...
By Shamil Usrah in
Reader Points: 120
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 121
Views: 658