PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields WRITTEN FOR FRIDAY FICTIONEERS BY ROCHELLEWISOFF COMEUPPANCE By Neel Anil Panicker The policeman’s eyes turned towards the body, that lay covered in white sheet in the main hall. Around it encircled a crowd of grieving relatives. Barely an hour after the lifeless form had been pulled out from the in … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/fridayfictioneers/15/05/2019


HE PROPOSED TO ME By Neel Anil Panicker If I were 25, unmarried, had a job, I would n’t have issues. Wouldn’t have any issues with accepting Karan’s proposal. Agreed, there would be reservations, still.I mean which 50 plus year old married man coolly walks up to another married woman and utters the most outrageously … Continue reading neelwrites/shortstory/heproposedtome/700words/05/12/2022


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot GAME’S UP By Neel Anil Panicker Shilpa pointed her binoculars towards the long corridor beyond the pool. In no time Vikki came under her crosshairs of her camera lens. She adjusted the focus and voila! The answer to the beguiling question that had haunted her for several sleepless nights for … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/30/11/2022


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook ABYSS By Neel Anil Panicker I am at the cliff edge of life.I stare down and see death staring at me from deep down.As my feet get wobbly I clutch my head. Wrapped in fear, my body feels lifeless enough for me to feel I’m the most abandoned pitiable creature … Continue reading neelwrites/abyss/shortstory/ff/100words/29/11/2022


NOT IN HER SHOES (fiction/short story/5 minute read) By Neel Anil Panicker How to explain why Shilpi Gangwani, a woman of today, a woman, most modern and independent, financially and emotionally and in every which way, a woman with eye strongest sense of self worth and ethics and integrity, how to explain how such a … Continue reading neelwrites/notinhershoes/shortstory/850words/27/11/2022


THE SALMA FACTOR By Neel Anil Panicker She was no Madhuri Dixit, the ek do teen girl whose dhak dhak sent soaring all  Indian males heartbeats. And that’s so true.I mean who wouldn’t expect otherwise from a bar dancer who wore a three layer blood red lipstick, hid the freckles under her eyes and the … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/24/11/2022


LOVE IS NOT A PRACTICAL BEAST By Neel Anil Panicker I feel like divorcing him; always felt so, more so of late; ever since I discovered a red lipstick smudge on his short collar. So, what did I do_ did I confront him, walk upto him and shoved the prohibitive tell tale sky blue shirt … Continue reading neelwrites/loveisnotapracticalbeast/sss/23/11/2022


© Starsinclayjars AT HIS EXPENSE By Neel Anil Panicker She doesn’t want to give him the boot.Not yet.Her logic: he’s lived off me earlier,  bled me dry. Now it’s payback time. “I’m going to live off him, ensure he takes care of me and my daughter; live the high life”. ‘What about your self respect? Your … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/shortstory/thisexpense/22/11/2022


AND SO IT HAPPENS By Neel Anil Panicker And that’s how it usually ends. I mean it’s Thursday, his week off, and he sleeps till well after the day has half expended. At around three in the afternoon and when I’m still struggling with household chores_wiping the floors of all two rooms, the sitting area … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/20/11/2022


EYEING YOUR EYES By Neel Anil Panicker He hadn’t been this much in love. Ever. She hadn’t been loved this much. Ever. Seated across the table that faced the bustling street corner yet one secluded enough for the two to look into the other’s eyes, Indrani and Niladri made a perfect silhouette against soft dreamy … Continue reading neelwrites/shortstory/life/love/eyeingyoureyes/17/11/2022