SOLO TRIP By Neel Anil Panicker WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU NEED SOLITUDE? The question doesn’t beguile me as much as itwould other people.That’s because I am always alone but never lonely.Pretty paradoxical, is that?Well, let me explain. But first things first.What is solitude per se? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as a noun: … Continue reading neelwrites/nonfiction/philosophy/life/05/07/2022


LIGHTNING BOLT OF LOVE By Neel Anil Panicker Taken aback is an understatement.Harleen was in absolute hellish shock.None…I stress, NO ONE…not one living soul in this world, in her entire over four decades of life on Planet Earth had ever said that to her.EVER!That whole night she couldn’t sleep a wink. Peace was a million … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/03/07/2022


AN EYE FOR DETAIL By Neel Anil Panicker What is the first thing you notice about a woman,” asked Sarita. Pat came Inder’s laconic reply: Eyes. A smiled creased the former’s eyes. Still, unwilling to leave her boyfriend off the hook that easily, she prodded on. “Tell me, what about her eyes, Inder?” Laconic Inder … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/02/07/2022


SWEET HOUSE, SOUR HOME By Neel Anil Panicker The sun’s rays shone bright all around; the walls, floors, every nook and corner illuminated by the intricate interplay of a melange of vibgyoric colours with dazzling gold being the predominant hue. And why not, thought Anupama.She had all that a woman, any woman for that matter … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/writephoto/01/07/2022


SAY IT WITH… By Neel Anil Panicker Ritesh was a bundle of nerves.Valentine’s Day was at breathing distance.First time that he was facing such a predicament.After all it’s not everyday that a 22 year old proposes.That is if one were to discount the few odd ‘puppy loves’ that one falls in and out of at … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/100words/30/06/2022


———- Forwarded message ———From: neel p <>Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022, 8:05 amSubject: 2022: POEM : LIFE : LOVE: SOMEDAY I WANT TO TELL YOU: JUNE 28To: author theneel <> SOMEDAY I WANT TO TELL YOU By Neel Anil Panicker Someday I will tell you that I love youToday I am too busy watching the glow in … Continue reading neelwrites/poem/life/love/28/06/2022


TWO LEFT FEET  By Neel Anil Panicker “He’s faking it. Watch his legs. Watch how they move”, declared Detective Chacko as he  pointed a finger towards the computer screen. His deputy, Vikram lowered himself into the chair; the two watched intently at a group of well dressed couples. The venue was the The Courtyard, Hotel … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/ff/100words/27/06/2022


DEATH OF A LOVE STORY By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Tell me your dreams, she asked. I looked at her and said, You are my dream. And so began our love story.’ Harshit had related this anecdote to his childhood friend Akash way back in time. How the wheels of time change. Today, eighteen years later, … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/25/06/2022