PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr Rope Trick By Neel Anil Panicker Two weeks hence, the incident was still on the lips of every single resident of Oakville Apartments. “Was such a good man. Every ready with a  smile, always the do gooder,” exclaimed Mrs Banerjee, the next door neighbour to her circle of card playing friends. “Yes, … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/ff/100words/02/12/20


TWO TO TANGO (short story: part 1) By Neel Anil Panicker “You still think of him? After all that he’s done to you?” Five hours had passed by since the question was posed to Bhavi. She remembered the words verbatim, the quizzical, utterly nonplussed look on her best friend’s face when the latter had asked … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/01/12/20


Sunny Side Up  (Short Story) By Neel Anil Panicker Ila watched with wondrous eyes tge murmuration of starlings that floated in the distance. As her eyes hooked on to the spellbinding kaleidoscopic image of dark clouds that rose above a brackish mountain top far in the horizon, and then, as she soaked in the beauty … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/shortstory/thursdayphotoprompt/30/11/20


Take Some  Prisoners By Neel Anil Panicker “No bullet can kill my love for my country and no wealth can buy my patritism for I am a soldier. A soldier  will do anything and everything to protect his flag,” screamed Rajiv Tyagi as he being frog marched at gun point and led towards the enemy … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/shortstory/29/11/20


Alone, In Good Company By Neel Anil Panicker “I agree no man is an island and that we need to step out of our comfort zones and take the effort to connect with people, especially those  who are way different from us, and whose personalities we find ‘challenging’, emphasised Rita looking straight into her best … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/sss/28/11/20


Aladdin’s Cave By Neel Anil Panicker As Dhiraj Meiti slowly waved  the flame high over his shoulders, the darkness disappeared, and what beheld his wonderstruch eyes were nothing short of a magic—a massive almost half a story high wall stared back at him—an imposing all stone vertical edifice the colour of burnt charcoal, and surrounded … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/tlt/27/11/20


NOT THE BEST OF TIMES By Neel Anil Panicker “Confusion? Pray, what confusion are you talking about? I thought we were on the same page on this, Sejal?” Sajal looked at her college mate, her eyes conveying in no uncertain terms her own sense of bewilderment. “We are, Ramesh. It’s Robert who’s throwing the rule … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/26/11/20


PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames Oops! She Slipped By Neel Anil Panicker ‘I’d ordered from Amazon. ‘was in the kitchen. Heard the phone ring…  rushed into the bedroom to pick the call…Just stepped onto some oil that Boxer had spilled onto the floor…didn’t see it. Lost my balance, slipped, and fell down the stairs.’ “When did … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/ff/100words/25/11/20


Love—- A Few Religions Apart  By Neel Anil Panicker “She is all we have, Raghav. As such we need to trust her. After all, she’s nineteen.” “Nineteen, my foot! Does turning nineteen give a person the right to commit harakiri.I mean if it isn’t suicide what she intends to commit then what is it  you … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/shortstory/24/11/20