Welcome to Magical Hidden Notes

Hello, and thank you for your visit 🙂

This post’s purpose is just to welcome you all here 🙂 What exactly is Magical Hidden Notes? Well, you can find it out in this page. In short, this blog is to post my random stories, and you all can read it 🙂

Rules in this blog? It’s quite simple.

1. I don’t force you to leave any comments, although it’s better for you to do that. You know, we–authors, or random amateurs–like appreciation, either it’s a like or a comment, or a pingback–as long as the related post is about good things. But here, I don’t really force you to do that. I just hope you don’t mind to leave some 🙂

2. No bashing. I don’t allow any harsh words, harsh comments, or something like that. Giving critiques is good and accepted, but please, watch your words. Every sender of harsh comments will be blackmailed here.

3. Copycats are NOT allowed here. It’s not like I’m bragging about my stories or something–actually, I kinda don’t think it’s good either. But remember this : every person wants to be appreciated, ESPECIALLY by not having their artworks copied without permission. For posters, I’ve put an artwork stamp in every posters, so I don’t think I need to worry about that. But for stories, it’s all left to you, readers. Don’t copy it, please?

4. No spamming. Actually, my blog’s already protected by Akismet, but it’s only putting random english comments about promotion into the spam room. What I meant was, don’t post comments that aren’t related to what I post, like promoting things or something like that. Repetitive comments are also strictly prohibited.

That’s all for the rules. I believe they’re quite easy to obey, right? 🙂

If you’ve just arrived here and don’t know what to read, here’s my recommendation (P.S : please note that 50% of the contents in this blog is written in Indonesian. I only write English when it comes to random talks or some oneshot stories) :

And if you’re suuuuuper bored you want a good laugh, you can go read my random talks here. It’s nothing important, though. Just me blabbering about nonsensical things 🙂

Oh, and just in case you don’t know about the pages in this blog and what they’re for, you can go HERE to find out (I wrote the answer there).

That’s it! Happy enjoying, and I wish you a good time! 😀 A super good one!

Regards,

Cindy Handoko

[CHAPTER ONE] The Missing Light : Smoke, Cards, and Everything Red

BIAR kumulai cerita ini dengan sesuatu yang membosankan : bunyi decitan spidol di papan tulis itu warnanya biru seperti lautan, dan bunyi dentang jam setiap satu jam berlalu itu warnanya merah seperti darah.

Ya, ya, aku tahu. Aku memang terdengar seperti sedang melantur, tetapi hal semacam ini—hal-hal konyol yang tidak dipahami orang-orang—sudah menjadi makanan sehari-hari bagiku.

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The Accident That Night

Copyright © 2017 by Cindy Handoko

Rintik hujan terus turun dengan deras, membasahi jalan perumahan utama kota yang baru saja selesai diaspal tiga hari yang lalu. Bunyi guyuran air yang menghantam atap-atap rumah dua tingkat yang berderet di sepanjang jalan turut mengeruhkan suasana malam itu. Sirene polisi meraung-raung di kejauhan. Mobil-mobil berderet di sisi kiri jalan, seperti mengantre di belakang garis polisi yang dipasang melintang, ditinggalkan oleh para pemiliknya yang penasaran akan huru-hara yang sedang terjadi.

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[PROLOGUE] The Missing Light

Copyright © 2017 by Cindy Handoko

SEGALA sesuatu terasa biasa.

Gelapnya cakrawala yang dibalut awan mendung tanpa bintang, embusan angin malam yang membawa hawa dingin menusuk tulang, bunyi gemeresik daun yang sesekali terdengar di kejauhan, bau harum samar-samar bunga bugenvil yang baru saja mekar, lorong-lorong sekolah yang remang-remang, kesunyian malam, bunyi dentang jam setiap satu jam sekali—semuanya, semuanya terasa biasa.

Barangkali ada sesuatu yang berbeda malam itu—bukankah biasanya, hal-hal yang nampak wajar menyimpan rahasia yang luar biasa di baliknya? Continue reading

[POEM #14]

The thing is

not everyone is going to pay attention to you

as much as you do yourself

Not everyone is going to notice

all the flaws that keep you up all night

all of them

that frightens you

making you think

that you are so far away from enough

Because they all have those

in themselves too

–CH, April 2017

[POEM #13]

She stayed safe at home

everyday

She went through little

She had no problems

yet she was depressed

He wandered to new places

every night

He went through so much

He defined problem

yet he was numb

And this is not a love story

It’s just

how humans are

–CH, April 2017