Notion Press Singapore Short Story Contest 2017

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The Volcano that Erupted
Published on 07-24-2017 10:42 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: 12950
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
Boundary-less
Published on 07-09-2017 01:19 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: 11778
Jamie
Published on 07-14-2017 11:48 PM
I love Jamie Watkins. When the shards of light cut through the leaves and scatter on her beaming face, the world turns still. I snap the camera and I see Jamie’s green lit eyes twinkling back at me, her head slightly tilted upwards as if she is about to say something. My finger leaves the shut  Read More...
By Lim Yi Jun in
Reader Points: 1590
Editor Points: 9200
Rank: 37
Views: 10591
The horror that was Syonan-to
Published on 07-08-2017 02:11 PM
"Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge."   That is a succinct quote of Isreali politician Meir Kahane. His rightwing views may be anathemic to democratic values, but the quote is the reality of state of nations through  Read More...
By Low Chem Poo in
Reader Points: 290
Editor Points: 7400
Rank: 139
Views: 10365
A Night of Insomnia
Published on 07-06-2017 04:02 PM
“You would not believe your eyes, if ten million fireflies…” It wasn’t “lit up the world as I fell asleep” that was the next line, just like how the original song was supposed to be. Instead, it transitioned into a “AND THIS IS JOHN CENA” meme. Becau  Read More...
By Kimberly Lium in
Reader Points: 2250
Editor Points: 8200
Rank: 43
Views: 8742
The Last Letter
Published on 07-05-2017 03:25 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: 7188
A Love Letter to My Homes
Published on 07-09-2017 07:58 AM
August 2015             I stick out like a sore thumb, and I know it.             It’s the first day of orientation, and all the freshmen and orientation leaders are gathered on the lu  Read More...
By Kimberly Wong in
Reader Points: 1250
Editor Points: 8200
Rank: 81
Views: 4569
The Attack
Published on 07-10-2017 11:20 AM
It’s probably easy to live with myself, I thought, it shouldn’t be that hard. We live in the 21st century, right? This is normal. The attack would not stop; the fear that people would find out was piercing my neck every single moment. Someone out there would know about how screwed up I   Read More...
By Irina Tjahjana in
Reader Points: 1130
Editor Points: 9800
Rank: 32
Views: 4032
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
Maya and her two stowaways
Published on 07-23-2017 12:26 AM
I jumped when the school bell suddenly screeched in the classroom, and my pens clattered onto the floor. I was  daydreaming about what to eat for lunch later, that I had not even paid attention to the math lesson. "Class dismissed," I heard the teacher's voice in the background as I squat down   Read More...
By sarah shamira in
Reader Points: 1080
Editor Points: 8400
Rank: 79
Views: 3862
Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls Like a Research Paper?
Published on 07-06-2017 10:34 PM
Introduction: Justifying the Mess I Made As an adult looking back at life, it is my honest opinion that all I can do about the cringe-worthy moments in my recollection is to justify it as much as I can and move on. But some of these memories linger like the scent of a toilet after someone who ate  Read More...
By Young Koh in
Reader Points: 640
Editor Points: 9200
Rank: 66
Views: 3700
Almost Ready
Published on 07-15-2017 05:15 PM
Yes. I’m gay.   Yes. I’m in a relationship.   No. I’m not ready to reveal it to the world.   But he is. He had been ready the moment we got together. He wasn’t afraid to tell the world. He doesn't care about what others think. He was so sure of his sexuality,   Read More...
By Audrey Evangeline Lee in
Reader Points: 1080
Editor Points: 9800
Rank: 33
Views: 3677
Saturn Return
Published on 07-23-2017 11:48 AM
Morris stepped into the dimly lit room. The candles flickered as the wind swept in through the fluttering deep purple curtains. There sat Madam Rosmerta, in her purple robe and a black bandana with yellow stars on it pulling back her curly blonde hair. Her deck of tarot cards sat in front of her.&nb  Read More...
By Jaslin Purification in
Reader Points: 1050
Editor Points: 9400
Rank: 42
Views: 3497
Castaway
Published on 07-05-2017 05:31 PM
It is not the mourning I hear, or the coughs. It is the silence that emanates from my brother’s coffin as it is lowered into the ground ever so carefully, almost as if everyone else knows how fragile my brother is. My mother is standing a few metres away from me, eyes botched from crying, dres  Read More...
By Nikolette Biggerstaff in
Reader Points: 1030
Editor Points: 10400
Rank: 19
Views: 3312