#WRITEPHOTO – Chandelier BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING By Neel Anil Panicker I enter the ballroom and and stare spellbound.Not at the carpet that’s laid out in shimmering red  and that runs all across the wide L Shaped hall kissing the frescoed walls that seem to reach up to the skies, the high ceilings, all glass … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/flash/shortstory/11/03/2023


DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE  (nonfiction) By Neel Anil Panicker When you do decide to do or not do something do you defend your decision to those around you? Well, that’s a googly of a question.Quite pertinent, though. I believe we all chose to do or not do something based on our own personal moral or intellectual … Continue reading neelwrites/nonfiction/life/philosophy/10/03/2023


PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast Roses And More… By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Say it with flowers.’ Ashish looked at his best friend, his face all incredulous. Shujat volleyed, ” Stupid, this is how hearts are won.” Unconvinced, Ashish stuck to his noncommital stance, his nonplussed expression refusing to disappear. The two 15 year olds stood, … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/ff/09/03/2023


A DATE TO REMEMBER By Neel Anil Panicker What’s a lounge room, I wondered as I stared at the invitation card that read: Jackie invites you to tea at The Lounge Room, Taj Connemara at 12 this afternoon. I floated in a mental plane of increasingly amorphous gossamer ambiquities as I tried to make sense … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/sss/07/03/2023


THE DECISION By Neel Anil Panicker The phone pinged. Shefali didn’t stir from her chair. She needn’t; she knew whose it was. It was the seventh notification in the past two hours. Any other person in her place would’ve felt wanted. Nope.Not she. Pushing her forties, Shefali couldn’t afford to commit another mistake. She sat … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/thedecision/500words/ff/05/03/2023


A ‘RITZY’ LIFE By Neel Anil Panicker She was unlike no other; a fire and brimstone personality that came packaged in an all meat, curvy, achingly desirous 36-26-36 figure clad in a commanding 5 feet 8 inch frame that had the male of the human species salivating like mad dogs on heat. Pushing her thirties, … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/sss/zest/03/03/2023


#TLT #Three Line Tales  SOME TRIP By Neel Anil Panicker He was my train to happiness, a journey I’d decided to embark upon ever since I laid my eyes on him one most unfortunate day when the world around me had shrunk and it had looked like I had reached the end of  the road_ … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/02/03/2023


TOWARDS A BETTER YOU By Neel Anil Panicker How important is self development for you? Are you trying to learn new things, languages or skills? Do you think it matters if we acquire new skills? Well, the above are all pertinent questions.Plus, questions that one needs to constantly ask of oneself.For what is man without … Continue reading neelwrites/towardsabetterme/nonfiction/philosophy/selfdevelopment/27/02/2023