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


Alone, In Good Company By Neel Anil Panicker “I agree no man is an island and that we need to step out of our comfort zones and take the effort to connect with people, especially those  who are way different from us, and whose personalities we find ‘challenging’, emphasised Rita looking straight into her best … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/sss/28/11/20


Aladdin’s Cave By Neel Anil Panicker As Dhiraj Meiti slowly waved  the flame high over his shoulders, the darkness disappeared, and what beheld his wonderstruch eyes were nothing short of a magic—a massive almost half a story high wall stared back at him—an imposing all stone vertical edifice the colour of burnt charcoal, and surrounded … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/tlt/27/11/20


NOT THE BEST OF TIMES By Neel Anil Panicker “Confusion? Pray, what confusion are you talking about? I thought we were on the same page on this, Sejal?” Sajal looked at her college mate, her eyes conveying in no uncertain terms her own sense of bewilderment. “We are, Ramesh. It’s Robert who’s throwing the rule … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/26/11/20


PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames Oops! She Slipped By Neel Anil Panicker ‘I’d ordered from Amazon. ‘was in the kitchen. Heard the phone ring…  rushed into the bedroom to pick the call…Just stepped onto some oil that Boxer had spilled onto the floor…didn’t see it. Lost my balance, slipped, and fell down the stairs.’ “When did … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/ff/100words/25/11/20


Love—- A Few Religions Apart  By Neel Anil Panicker “She is all we have, Raghav. As such we need to trust her. After all, she’s nineteen.” “Nineteen, my foot! Does turning nineteen give a person the right to commit harakiri.I mean if it isn’t suicide what she intends to commit then what is it  you … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/shortstory/24/11/20


PENNY DROPS, FINALLY By Neel Anil Panicker “Some people see an oasis, some a desert, but at least they see,” declared old Dharamendra as he glared at the gangly young who stood in front of him, feet apart, arms stretched, hands firmly on waist that seemed the culimination of a near perfect V-shaped figure, a … Continue reading neelwrites/shortstory/flash/spf/23/11/20


Kali’s Revenge (short story) By Neel Anil Panicker For three whole days it was an endless sea of mourners that laid seige to Kolkata.For the first 24 hours, it was as if all roads ended up the Bidhan Sagar Lane, the official residence of the late leader. The  sprawling 45 acre 25 room colonial era … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/shortstory/kali’srevenge/605words/22/11/2020


Who’ll Blow My Trumpet! By Neel Anil Panicker Donald Trump bowed his head to hide his face. As the two swept past hurriedly the medley crowd that flanked the lane outside the White House, his better half (though, if the grapewine is to be believed, Trump was prone to think diametrically the opposite!) nudged at … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/flf/shortstory/21/11/20


BOOK RELEASE DAY!Another release, another milestone! Dear Readers from South Asia (#India#Nepal#Pakistan#srilanka#bangladesh#bhutan & #maldives) can grab a copy from all leading bookstores.Paperback and kindle editions now available for readers and book lovers in US, UK, FRANCE, AUSTRALIA