145th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 12-12 through 12-18-2017

Hosted by Priceless Joy at


By Neel Anil Panicker

Ismail Makhtoum stared at the strange concoction that had arrived on his table. For a moment he was tempted to call out to the waiter, the liveried ever smiling cartoonish character clad in a seven piece costume that reminded him of the Annual Fancy Dress Competitions back in his much lived much loved childhood in rural Ambosa.

Or still better, he wanted to kick the table aside and walk out of this fancy restaurant and walk into the nearest roadside shack by the beach and indulge in some serious lip smacking business__ducking and digging his teeth into straight of the sea slow cooked deep fried silvery salmons liberally peppered with what else but pepper and a dash of lemon.

But instead he looked through the grossly mangled partially sun burnt caterpillar like formations that crisscrossed the length and breadth of the fancy bone china plate and found what he was looking for.

The five gramme gold biscuit was there as promised.

He scooped it off and safely placed it in his inner trouser pockets alongside the evening tickets to New Delhi.

Just another day had begun in a carrier’s career.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #flash #shortstory #FFAW #SOMEDISH

8 thoughts on “neelwrites/somedish/fiction/FFfAW/shorstory/12/12/2017

  1. I hope he doesn’t have to then eat the dish as part of his cover!

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  2. Well done Neel, a most fascinating response to this image.

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  3. Sneaking. Nice one, Neel.

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  4. Very intriguing! All that for a gold biscuit! Great story, Neel!


  5. michael1148humphris

    Only 5 g of gold, he is underpaid. A fine response to the prompt Neel

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  6. Ha ha ha. My first thought too was that this was gold, so was thinking of writing a story on a carrier who eats these gold chips, and then has to poop them out at their destination 🙂

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  7. Good one. Believable take.

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