By Neel Anil Panicker

It’s been only an hour since Donald won the elections, but to Vikram it’s as if ‘The Brute’s been ruler much longer. As Vikram steps out of his spartan hostel room and ambles into the canteen, he knows it’s bad days ahead.

A change of culinary guard at the University of Warwickshire and that too when food including its quality or the lack thereof of it, has been a major concern is as worse a prospect as the thought of semester exams being conducted bang in the middle of the busy football season.

Before Vikram has even sat down, a turbulence builds up in his bowels. By the time his order arrives, the discomfiture has spread to other body parts.

He eyes the stuff laid out. Gone were the rice and turkey ensemble topped with salads and Pico de Rado tomato salso.

In its place, and set in a dirty plastic bowl, was a mound of rice half drowned in reddish brown water, and over that swam a few dices of undersized salamis.

He bit into one. He puked on the plate.

‘This is what happens when buffoons get elected to top offices” he muttered, to no one in particular.


Sunday Photo Fiction – January 15th 2017


The idea of Sunday Photo Fiction is to create a story / poem or something using around about 200 words with the photo as a guide. Please try to keep it as close to the 200 words as possible. It doesn’t have to be centre stage in the story, I have seen some where the placement is so subtle, the writer states where it is.

Careful editing is the key to keeping the story within the constrains of the limit. 200 words may seem like a lot, but it disappears quickly. The challenge makes you look at replacing two words with one, and a little jiggery pokery. A few words over is sometimes necessary when there is no way of shrinking it without losing an integral part of the story. Using a program like Microsoft Word or Open Office have a word counter so you can see how many you have used.

Once you have written and posted your story, please add the link to the inlinkz froggy icon below and add it to the collection so we can all have a read.

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The main object is to have fun.

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7 thoughts on “neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/s200words15/01/2017

  1. It’s funny how when the news is bad in the world, it starts to effect even the small things in our personal lives. A nice comic take Neel – I liked that no one was listening to him at the end – that feels very apt at the moment.

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  2. Clever and funny take, Neel.
    But I suspect you did a late edit to the paragraph starting ‘A change ‘, it seems to get a bit lost in the middle.


  3. I agree with Iain. The unexpected and unwanted result affecting everyone. We had a similar result over here with Brexit and people thinking that it gave them the right to be racists

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    1. Yes, world over certain changes have happened, not all of them very welcome. Thank you.

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  4. mandibelle16

    Hmm, always need good food and the people on top, need to make sure of that. It’s pretty much the rule for everything, if there’s good food people will come or stay, and not end up sick. Nice write!


    1. I absolutely second that. Thanks Mandibelle for the read and your lovely comments.

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      1. mandibelle16

        You’re welcome. 😊


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