December 14: Flash Fiction Challenge

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

Hosted by Charli Mills at



By Neel Anil Panicker

Choc-o-block’s the word as two, three, four, six, even quite a few eight wheelers straddle the roads in an ant-like procession.

Men and machine jostle, joust and just about do everything possible to move half an excruciating inch. The air reverberates with the cacophony of a million voices and noises as non-stop honking, whistling, shouting, screaming and abusing takes over.

Monday morning murderous mayhem unfolds on the streets as a gun pops out of a Mercedes window and its owner sprays bullets into the sky. Only in Delhi do otherwise perfectly normal drivers lose it.


11 thoughts on “neelwrites/losingit/flash/99words/16/12/2017

  1. Love the description Neel. Do Delhi drivers really take pot shots out of their car windows in frustration.

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    1. You sure they do, Irene. They are a different beast altogether. If you happen to be visiting Delhi, you can see that for yourself.
      Thanks a lot for the read and the appreciation.

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      1. I’d love to visit Delhi but that would probably scare me to death.

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      2. Not at all, Irene. You just need to stay from buses. I would gladly play host and ensure you have a wonderful time.

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      3. Thank you for that kind offer Neel. You have to be careful saying that to an Australian – I might just turn up. I’ll let you know first though.


    2. Ha ha ha ha. I should not be laughing for indeed they do. It’s ‘road rage’ amped up to become ‘gun rage’!

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      1. LOL I believe you. I thought it was only in America.

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  2. Neel, I enjoyed both the scene you created and the alliteration of language used, especially: “… jostle, joust and just about do everything..” Delhi sounds wild west on the streets!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation. I am glad you enjoyed my effort.
      As i told Irene too one needs to stay away from peak hour traffic and DELHI’S going to be a beautiful experience. Thanks again, Charli.

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      1. I would love to experience Dehli one day, but I’ll remember to avoid the rush hour traffic (or impatient Mercedes).

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  3. As a former Delhiite, I can totally visualize the scene 🙂

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