This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria!

By Neel Anil Panicker

Gloria was differient things to different people.

For the students at the Christian school where she volunteered she was a live dynamo with an infectious smile, a chatterbox with ever ready answers that ensured there never was a dull moment plus smooth passage of dense mathematical formulae and complex chemical equations from teacher to taught.

For Brinda, whom she knew since the two were in kindergarten, and for the lucky few whom she took on as a friend, she was King Kong, Phantom and the Rock of Gilgralter all rolled into one, ever defending, protecting and if need be, fighting for their rights and well being.

For Pesky, the cutsie stray dog  that she had discovered on the road, half bleeding to death, and later brought home and nursed back to health, she was  the apparition in white who fed, clothed and cleaned her, and later took out for long, langurous walkathons when the air was still cool and the grass under her feet soft and tender.

For Mark, the Lothario, whom she fell madly in love with, she was simply a girl with an ugly scar, one in whom he saw his ticket to the big league of multi-millionaires.

©neelanilpanciker2017 #fiction #shortstory # FFfAW #200 words

FFfAW Challenge-Week of April 11, 2017


110th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 04-11 through 04-17-2017

My mother has passed away so please forgive me for not being able to read or comment on your stories this week. I hope you will continue to read and comment on each other’s stories.

9 thoughts on “neelwrites/fiction/FFaW/shortstory/200words/11/04/2017

  1. michael1148humphris

    Fantastic You told us so much in so few words.

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    1. Oh! glad you liked it. Thanks a lot, Michael.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Michael put it in nutshell. A tale – well told.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Just as an aside, when you say “Phantom” as in “The Phantom,” the creation of Lee Falk?

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  4. Realities of life, nicely portrayed. I see a start of a novel in this story. Well done Neel!


    1. Thanks a lot. I am glad you liked it.

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  5. such a complex story in so few words. the feeling os being used and taken for granted echoes strongly here.


  6. She sounds like quite a catch! Not too sure I like this Mark?


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