Notion Press Singapore Short Story Contest 2017


Blue Bird
Published on 07-25-2017 11:56 PM
I remember what they did to me. What they did to my family. When they found that I had a younger brother. I was only eight, but I remember what they yelled. “Only one! That’s the rule. You know that”. And we did know. But we thought we could keep it a secret. My parents couldn&rsqu  Read More...
By Elena Chamorro in
Reader Points: 80
Editor Points: 8600
Rank: 111
Views: 501
Big Kitty
Published on 07-25-2017 11:52 PM
Ben Gillman woke up not knowing where he was or how he got there. But what he was certain of, or almost certain of, was that there was an enormous Persian cat standing in front of him smoking a cigar. “Ah, you're awake. Ben, right?” asked the huge feline who was puffing away, blowing he  Read More...
By Shawn Michael Ambrose in
Reader Points: 1390
Editor Points: 10400
Rank: 12
Views: 3866
Edwin von Heartsick
Published on 07-25-2017 11:49 PM
Who on earth gets drunk at 7:30 in the morning?   I yank Edwin off my doormat and am briefly tempted to send him flying back down the porch steps. Unfortunately, that’s unusually cruel, even for me. So I grab his arms and drag, sliding the majority of his weight toward a nicer part of th  Read More...
By Irennia in
Reader Points: 60
Editor Points: 10800
Rank: 34
Views: 323
In The Doghouse
Published on 07-25-2017 11:46 PM
I had been here for a year now, and it did not get easier over time. Quite the contrary, in fact. It got harder. I wondered when someone would come and help me. Where was my owner when I needed him? It had started when we were on our nightly walk. The air was cool and the neighbourhood was relative  Read More...
By MJ in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 11400
Rank: 20
Views: 80
How I Tindered Your Mother?
Published on 07-25-2017 11:35 PM
Prologue 14th Feb 2017 “Give me love…” I could hear Ed Sheeran playing from the neighboring room. It is Valentines’ Day and my housemate is making love to one of his current flings. And I, like every other year, am single and frustrated. Aargh. I step out of my house to cool  Read More...
By Rahul Mehndiratta in
Reader Points: 1070
Editor Points: 7000
Rank: 129
Views: 12738
Full Moon
Published on 07-25-2017 11:33 PM
Melodious strains of 'Om Mani Padme Om' reverberate through our home early morning, as Bose SoundLink, with its incredible acoustics, does its loudest best to ironically contribute towards a quiet start to the day! With these auspicious beginnings, it is bound to be a day worthy of the mind's sketch  Read More...
By Amy Daga in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 7000
Rank: 163
Views: 72
Published on 07-25-2017 11:30 PM
“Marc.” Someone was calling you. “Come, Marc.” He sounds like rushing waters, and yet didn’t speak in an intimidating way. You open your eyes, but none of the men nearby are even looking in your direction. “Marc, get off the train!” A different voice now, an  Read More...
By Megan in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 8600
Rank: 113
Views: 238
Apparently Not An Echo Chamber
Published on 07-25-2017 11:11 PM
Inbox   Just 1 More Day to Go!   Naveen Valsakumar <> Jul 24 (1 day ago) to me   Hello Writer,   We saw that you had registered to take part in the Notion Press Short Story Contest but haven't submitted a story yet. The contest closes on July 25.  Read More...
By Stella in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 8800
Rank: 109
Views: 76
All The Roads Are Winding
Published on 07-25-2017 10:50 PM
The Citadel, 2017 A.D. The portal was finally opened. It took her years, of solitude, of ridicule. Years of working among Dwellers. And watch the Gram take over them one by one.   But at last, her portal was finally opened.It stood as a simple hollow cylinder, made of the strongest Earthsilk, a  Read More...
By Pat Lazatin in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 8600
Rank: 115
Views: 92
Angels have No Halo.
Published on 07-25-2017 10:48 PM
                                                                 The Plea          It was one of those days, l  Read More...
By Joyeeta NC in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 9400
Rank: 84
Views: 125
That evening at the park
Published on 07-25-2017 10:43 PM
The red colour bubbles of Candy Crush burst with a giggle on the cell phone. It brought a smile to the otherwise bored and sleepy face the shopkeeper bore. Except for the squeaks and pings emanating from the device it had been a very quiet afternoon. "Aunty! One Marlboro Red please!" the voice of th  Read More...
By Srivatsan Jayashree in
Reader Points: 220
Editor Points: 7400
Rank: 142
Views: 1262
An Impossible Wish
Published on 07-25-2017 10:08 PM
“Ok. That’s the last of it.” Josh said, as he dropped his Casio watch into the pot. The room was now pungent with the rancid smell radiating from an amalgamation of garlic, dried leaves, animal flesh, a few coins, the watch, feces, a Red Super Sentai action figure and a wood li  Read More...
By Long Phan in
Reader Points: 100
Editor Points: 7000
Rank: 159
Views: 452
Let it down
Published on 07-25-2017 09:53 PM
Let it downThis is a continuation of the "true" bits of trash post.2012 Star Awards: "Mind the Freak."Wangibraltar sneaks into the red carpet event & introduces himself to actor/comedian Adrian Pang. Adrian is bewildered by the sudden appearance of this lesser known human being but, being the ch  Read More...
By shahirwan gibraltar in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 7800
Rank: 134
Views: 136
Nabanipa - A New Flower
Published on 07-25-2017 08:55 PM
Nabanipa – A New Flower   Abhilasha, looked outside the kitchen window and stared at the hibiscus plant in the courtyard garden while she prepared the favourite dishes of Anindo. As a ritual, she had planted this the day she entered the house as wife of Siddharth. Abhilasha was ma  Read More...
By Epsita Dey in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 9800
Rank: 68
Views: 160
What I'm doing write now
Published on 07-25-2017 08:50 PM
The headlines of some of the celebrity tabloid magazines are preposterous!I’ve been getting my news from the grocery store check out line when I pop in to buy soy milk or an onion or anything that I need only one of. I can't remember when I last bought a copy of the local newspaper. It seems w  Read More...
By shahirwan gibraltar in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 8600
Rank: 114
Views: 146