neelwrites/thequarry/fiction/flash/100wordwednesday/crime/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/25/05/2018

THE QUARRY

By Neel Anil Panicker

Inspector Sharma peered through his long range telescopic lens at Antop Hill that looked like an ant hill bathed in sheer white.

Nothing much of significance as far as the eye could see.

He shifted his gaze towards the foothills, at the river front, then slowly zooming in on the bridge that bisected Wayfarer’s.

It was teeming with camera slinging tourists, all looking down at the silvery waters that held Nature’s umpteen marine charms.

It was then that he spotted him. Hovering around the central foyer was the man sporting a blue cap.

Carlos the Killer, was back in action.

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 72

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neelwrites/notmuchwater/flash/100wordwednesday/flashfiction/20/05/2018

NOT MUCH WATER  

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By Neel Anil Panicker

“ Your Honour, my client, 21 year old Asha and the victim, Sharad, were in a relationship. She’s also three months pregnant with his child. At the time of the incident, the two were in a boat in the middle of Marina river. An argument erupted over the issue. She pressed him for marriage. He wanted out. She accused him of cheating. He called her a whore. This led to a skirmish. In the melee, the boat turned and Sharad, who wasn’t a swimmer, drowned.”

‘Good. But what do you have to say about the bullet wound on his head?’

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 71

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neelwrites/metime/100wordwednesday/fiction/flash/shortstory/02/05/2018

 

IN SEARCH OF SOME ‘ME TIME’

By Neel Anil Panicker

Ever since Stella’s death, he had taken to the sea with a vengeance. However, unlike the sun, sand and surf seekers who descended on Kovalam beach, Paulose preferred the peripheries__ the near secluded far off jagged corners that had long fallen off tourist maps, where boats didn’t stray into, and where the air was sans the edifying aroma that wafted around, emanating as it were from the ubiquitous king size beach side tavas in which stirred and deep fried ‘Southern Special’ delicacies such as Smoked Chilli Chicken and Crab Finnito.

The last one his wife loved.

Something he now hated.

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 69

100 Word Wednesday: Week 69

neelwrites/100wordwednesday/dizzyheights/fiction/flash/29/04/2018

DIZZY HEIGHTS

 

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By Neel Anil Panicker

Looking down from his 33rd floor deluxe suite of King’s Ransom Palace and Suites, Karl felt a surge of pride.

As he blew Cuban cigar smokes into the rarefied air, the twenty-five year old felt literally as well as metaphorically on top of the world as he surveyed with a growing insouciance the dimmed out traffic lights and around them, the teeming ever moving colourful dots that were the men and machines that worked the streets.

He had made it, managed to rise above them all.

Well, almost.

He turned around and kicked the body that lay under his feet.

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 68

neelwrites/loveisintheasir/kite/threelinetales/100wordswednesday/fiction/shortstory/16/02/2018

SHORT STORY/FICTION

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

three line tales, week 107: diaries, roses and bobbins with sewing thread

 

By Neel Anil Panicker

All summer he was just a kite flyer, one more among several other ten year olds whose psychedelic kites soared the skies.

Until one day when the winds of change blew.

As his nimble hands expertly manoeuvred the thread, he looked to his left.

It was then that he saw her.

She was on the opposite terrace, reading a book.

She lifted her head and spotted him spotting her.

From that moment the controls switched.

She had taken over the steering wheel of his life, their lives, for the next sixty odd years.

Thereafter, it was roses all the way.

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Three Line Tales, Week 107

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LINKS TO MY AMAZON BESTSELLER DEBUT NOVEL  “WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE

CURVE BALLS”

 

 

LINKS TO MY AMAZON BESTSELLER DEBUT NOVEL  “WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE

CURVE BALLS”

neelwrites/theshadow/fiction/shortstory/100wordwednesday/07/02/2018

THE SHADOW

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By Neel Anil Panicker

“Sir, I’ve checked. There’s only one entrance to the building. Spoke to the lone watchman. Name’s Stephen. Whisky Stephen, they call him around. Says didn’t see no one else. Says she came in around noon Sunday. Was alone, he affirms.”

Inspector Sharma eyed his aide and replied.

‘He must be drunk. Did you scour the CCTVs. Any footage?’

“No luck. Only one was functional. Got this one, a long shot. Came from the tower behind it. Have a look, Sir”.

‘Hmm…interesting. Pandey, see those shadows. A man’s. Now look at her face. She seems scared. It’s no suicide, for sure’.

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100 Word Wednesday: Week 57

100 Word Wednesday: Week 57

neelwrites/suicidepoint/100wordwednesday/shortstory/fiction/13/01/2018

100 Word Wednesday: Week 53

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SUICIDE POINT

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By Neel Anil Panicker

With baited breath, Nature awaited his next move.

Over three hours had elapsed since his arrival at Suicide Point.

An hour of procrastination later, he was now in the middle of the lake, its ever swirling waters reaching inching up his knees.

He looked down at the brackish waters and watched helplessly as the silhouette of mountain top peaks turned into ever darkening shadows, slowing ebbing away to their slow deaths, the tall cider tree branches that encircled them, following suit.

It was time to go, he said to himself.

Or, was it?

He decided to wait a little longer.

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