Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest 2017

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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: 52
Views: 601
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: 46
Views: 595
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: 53
Views: 593
Shattered Dreams
Published on 09-05-2017 01:01 AM
“I promise that I will come and see you right after I come back home. You know that I will always love you and you are the only one in my life. There is nothing else that I would wish for apart from just you right beside me for the rest of my life,” Darius Milford typed a message to th  Read More...
By Scarlet Boundaries in
Reader Points: 240
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 116
Views: 592
The Search
Published on 09-09-2017 12:09 PM
“Open your eyes.” As if in a trance, I opened my eyes and allowed them to drink in the sight which beheld my attention. Confusion clouded my thoughts as I slowly took in the reality surrounding my body. A lone, snaking staircase, situated in what appeared to be a vestibule greeted me in  Read More...
By Renee Yong in
Reader Points: 230
Editor Points: 39000
Rank: 118
Views: 577
At The Bottom of The Bucket
Published on 09-07-2017 10:27 PM
"Okay Lia, this is it. We're doing this." Sara glanced warily towards her best friend, their hands clasped tight. She shifted her gaze beneath her feet, down below at the flowing river of Kawarau. "Okay maybe we're not. You jump. I'll just ...cheer you on. That's a long way down." 43 meters, to be e  Read More...
By Aida Shahira in
Reader Points: 160
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 87
Views: 569
The Daily Bread
Published on 09-12-2017 12:53 PM
And around the table, they gathered, five in sum: Stella, Eugene, Mokhtar, Kelvin and Cathy. It has happened again, another loaf of bread missing. For the past month, a loaf of bread went missing nearly every day. Mr Roland Lee, an eccentric billionaire, the owner and manager of Daily Bread Caf&eacu  Read More...
By Chin Siew Teng in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 42000
Rank: 83
Views: 568
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: 568
Published on 09-12-2017 11:00 AM
It is a cold night, as I stood at the balcony of my lonely penthouse in the middle of town. Tears flowed down my face as events of these couple of weeks have been occupying my mind and perhaps the people around me. The wind was cool blowing on to my face. Maybe if I went over the ledge, this pain in  Read More...
By Maryati in
Reader Points: 110
Editor Points: 33000
Rank: 216
Views: 567
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: 566
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: 564
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: 560
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: 55
Views: 537
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: 51
Views: 534
Blood Sisters
Published on 09-01-2017 06:33 PM
She closed her eyes. She never thought that this would happen. Maybe she had made the wrong decision after all. But that’s not what Luna thought. Truth had proven everything wrong.   It started off like any other Sunday morning, Luna woke up early as usual. The sunlight streamed in throug  Read More...
By Sim Wan Ting in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 24000
Rank: 352
Views: 529