Notion Press Singapore Short Story Contest 2017

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When the Cat's Away
Published on 07-05-2017 12:17 PM
When the Cat’s Away Leroy Lam Wai Mun   Part 1 – The Cat   Hee Seng trudged back home. His back hurt like a bullock had sat on him and his fingers were raw with blisters. Who would have thought folding cardboard boxes could be so torturous? He cursed his bad luck under his brea  Read More...
By Leroy Lam in
Reader Points: 880
Editor Points: 12800
Rank: 1
Views: 2559
Deadweight
Published on 07-05-2017 09:36 PM
Deadweight   “You couldn't choose your birth, but now you have a say in your death”   That's what we say to all new customers. As a Vigil consultant, my job was to help the terminally ill choose the perfect death. We are the first start-up agency providing bespoke EOL (end of l  Read More...
By mark wong in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 12800
Rank: 2
Views: 156
The Last Letter
Published on 07-05-2017 12:55 PM
Dear Mother, Thank you for the socks you sent, and the extra letter paper and diary. Writing helps to calm my thoughts after a long day, and I already have enough socks, so I give the ones you send to the men who still have legs (this is my attempt at humor; I guess it’s how we deal with this   Read More...
By Sophia G in
Reader Points: 2000
Editor Points: 10800
Rank: 3
Views: 6463
The Raffles Quest I
Published on 07-18-2017 07:06 PM
PROLOGUE     30 January, 1819 Singapore   The cool tropical night air was filled with laughter as the men sat around the campfire cracking jokes and exchanging small talk. They had been at sea for some time and to be able to set foot on firm ground again after so long definitely helpe  Read More...
By Jayden L in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 12600
Rank: 4
Views: 117
Days Of Never Letting Go
Published on 07-15-2017 08:47 PM
Leeds General Infirmary, West Yorkshire, England Day 1  I never knew that’s how they look when they first come out. Emma reminds me of a tiny alien, all curled up and pink with slime. I don’t know what I was expecting, but not this. They don’t let me hold her, not even Lotti.   Read More...
By Azrael Tseng in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 12400
Rank: 5
Views: 142
Boundary-less
Published on 07-05-2017 12:04 PM
"I love you guys" shouted Narain. "I may not make it" he added. George stretched himself in what seemed like a final desperate attempt to grab Narain. He missed. Narain, the architect of the ideology that drove them on this mission, was dead. Sometime in the past "What if this universe is bounda  Read More...
By Srivathsan in
Reader Points: 3260
Editor Points: 9000
Rank: 6
Views: 11003
The Raffles Quest II
Published on 07-18-2017 07:10 PM
TWO   Life had pretty much returned to normal for Vivian and her family after the passing of her uncle a couple of days back. She had just finished her first term at school and was looking forward to a much needed getaway from studies. Waving goodbye to her friends, she packed her lecture notes  Read More...
By Jayden L in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 12200
Rank: 7
Views: 60
The Volcano that Erupted
Published on 07-24-2017 08:09 AM
“Good Morning, Class.”  “Good Morning, Madam.” The class yelled back in unison.  Mrs. Mohanty was not satisfied. The head mistress had more expectations from 10 years old lungs. “Come on; I did quite hear that. You can do much better. Now once again.” &l  Read More...
By Sanket Mishra in
Reader Points: 3670
Editor Points: 8400
Rank: 8
Views: 11676
The Giveaway
Published on 07-15-2017 07:58 PM
It was not her good looks that drew him in, mesmerized. Sure, she was attractive. However the platinum blonde highlights of her smartly-styled short bob appealed less to him than the dark roots. The perfectly-applied dark lipstick contrasted sharply with her smooth fair skin, and the round tinted su  Read More...
By Azrael Tseng in
Reader Points: 20
Editor Points: 12000
Rank: 9
Views: 125
The Final Hour
Published on 07-23-2017 06:26 AM
There was only one man left in front of me. "Pass." The Japanese soldier muttered in a gruff voice and stamped him on his hand with a chop and red ink. The man left, hardly able to contain his wide smile. "Next." I stepped forward cautiously, trying hard to hide my feelings even though I was as terr  Read More...
By Jade Ow Yanhui in
Reader Points: 10
Editor Points: 12000
Rank: 10
Views: 123
Frei
Published on 07-24-2017 04:31 PM
In the bustling city of Frei, the night was filled with a certain buzz and energy. People of all walks could be seen rushing to somewhere while occasionally a couple or two would be seen holding hands and just enjoying the night and strolling about. It must be the pace of life over here that caused  Read More...
By Ragnild in
Reader Points: 0
Editor Points: 11800
Rank: 11
Views: 93
Big Kitty
Published on 07-25-2017 08:59 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: 3461
Worth of the Beautiful
Published on 07-05-2017 12:03 PM
16th July 3074 C.E. Ariadne Yang hummed softly to herself as she made her way down a corridor of Elysium City’s aesthetics facility before she entered a nearby room and peered into a monitor on the wall that displayed a wealth of information about her newest donor. A popup soon appeared onscre  Read More...
By Oh Zhen Yin in
Reader Points: 320
Editor Points: 11400
Rank: 13
Views: 1113
Mad Mira and the Disappearance of Arief
Published on 07-13-2017 08:12 PM
Mad Mira and The Disappearance of Arief Mira sat hunched in the little room with the red glow of the altar on her legs. She was muttering to herself. Mad Mira they called her in the village. One of the goats jumped onto the wooden table. It bleated forlornly at her, asking for something to eat. She   Read More...
By Victoria Li Dook in
Reader Points: 50
Editor Points: 11600
Rank: 14
Views: 215
Dr. Lemon
Published on 07-16-2017 04:48 PM
Not everyone is meant for greatness. Dr. Lemon, however, was born a supervillain.    According to The Daily News, Dr. Lemon's profile put him at seven foot four in height and two hundred pounds in weight, with the ability to "incapacitate an entire city's communications network, throwing   Read More...
By Terence in
Reader Points: 40
Editor Points: 11600
Rank: 15
Views: 184