Sunday Photo Fiction – November 20th 2016



By Neel Anil Panicker

Robert’s nine pm fix _The News Tonight__was in full steam.
To him it was more like The Screws Tonight.

The topic: Do women swear more than men?

Six pairs of eyes cocked their ears as a woman panelist held forth. Her weapon of destruction: a face  that looked as if it had been loaned by the Devil himself; her hair a hideous mass of indeterminate hue that covered most of her forehead.

She was peaking up and her gutturally irritating high pitched voice streamed a torrential wave of words.

“Fuck you, you assholes!  You fucking men are the reason why we use the F-word more often”.

Even before the last syllabic sound ended, smoke billowed from the screen and dark nimbus clouds shot up to the stratosphere.

Thereafter it was a free-for-all as a flurry of cuss words rent the air.

The screen went mute as dark, nimbus clouds encircled it.

Seconds later, the anchor’s voice rose, Phoenix-like to end the show much like a white waft of sane clouds sweeping through blackish formations.

On a high, Robert switched off the TV. Until the next debate and another set of clouds.


4 thoughts on “neelwrites/sundayphotofiction/

  1. A very good use of the prompt. I love it.

    I’ve added your link to the list so others can visit 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much. So glad you have appreciated my effort.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mandibelle16

    Intersting take. Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Mandeville. Glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

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