neelwrites/hobson’schoice/ThreeLineTales/flashfiction/shortstory/13/06/2018

A DILLEMA By Neel Anil Panicker There are two doors in front of me; one red and the blue; and both beckon me, equally__staring invitingly at me, attempting all  within  their powers, cajoling, coaxing, attracting, luring, even threatening me, using all manner of bait to get me to somehow bite the bullet. I for one, … Continue reading neelwrites/hobson’schoice/ThreeLineTales/flashfiction/shortstory/13/06/2018

neelwriyes/thisdogbites/sundayphotofiction/flash/shortstory/27/05/2019

THIS DOG BITES By Neel Anil Panicker ‘It’s a miracle she’s alive. They almost broke open her skull. I know it’s police work. But still don’t trouble her much.’ Inspector Vincent Pala of Kozhikode Rural Police Station nodded his head as Dr John Abraham walked out of the third floor ICU room of Mary’s Hospital. … Continue reading neelwriyes/thisdogbites/sundayphotofiction/flash/shortstory/27/05/2019

neelwwrites/yesmeansyes/threelinetales/shortstory/fiction/156words/24/05/2018

YES MEANS YES By Neel Anil Panicker There was a time in Esther’s life when everything was a neat binary; all that life threw at her, be it in terms of myriad problems that needed to be tackled, choices to be made, relationships to hold onto or dump, or even everyday issues as hackneyed as … Continue reading neelwwrites/yesmeansyes/threelinetales/shortstory/fiction/156words/24/05/2018

neelwrites/colourblind/ThreeLineTales/fiction/flashfiction/142words/10/09/2018

COLOUR BLIND By Neel Anil Panicker Come weekends and the beach was the go to place for the two as little Stella loved them, those stacks of coloured ball-sized stones, one on top of the other, that rose into the azure blue skies. Making himself comfortable on the sands, her father Tom would keep an … Continue reading neelwrites/colourblind/ThreeLineTales/fiction/flashfiction/142words/10/09/2018

neelwrites/onlineblues/ThreeLineTales/flash/fiction/instashorts/bluewhale/04/05/2018

FISHING IN TROUBLED WATERS By Neel Anil Panicker Mr Principal Sir, I know that my daughter has been not been behaving well of late, and as you have informed, that she has been bunking her classes for the past one month, and also that of late she keeps to herself and that she seems slightly … Continue reading neelwrites/onlineblues/ThreeLineTales/flash/fiction/instashorts/bluewhale/04/05/2018

neelwrites/readytomingle?/sixsentencestories/fiction/03/05/2018

SINGLE BUT NOT YET…  By Neel Anil Panicker Are you single? Beg your pardon, what is it that you just said? I said what you just heard which is I asked whether a lady as beautiful and charming as you is taken, engaged, disengaged, or some other variation of the same that alludes to the … Continue reading neelwrites/readytomingle?/sixsentencestories/fiction/03/05/2018

neelwrites/highstakes/ThreeLineTales/fiction/flash/shortstory/28/04/2018

HIGH STAKES By Neel Anil Panicker Cyrus Beene lifted his hands off the steering wheel and picking up the phone that rested on the seat beside him read the message that came alive on the phone screen in big, black letters, “IT’S DONE. HE’S SHOT…THREE BULLETS”. A spasmodic wave of sheer delight ran through his … Continue reading neelwrites/highstakes/ThreeLineTales/fiction/flash/shortstory/28/04/2018

neelwrites/anaffairinspace/ThreeLineTales/fiction/20/04/2018

AN AFFAIR IN ‘SPACE’   photo by NASA (yes, THAT NASA – which is why you want to click through to the full size picture for the full effect) via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker Often had she heard people say that her Prince Charming as and when he would come would arrive riding a … Continue reading neelwrites/anaffairinspace/ThreeLineTales/fiction/20/04/2018

neelwrites/thedate/threelinetales/fiction/shortstory/143words/29/03/2018

IT’S A DATE By Neel Anil Panicker As the plane landed on the airport tarmac accompanied by the deafening sound of the tyres hitting the asphalt below, the slight turbulence forced Edwin to look outside from his window seat. Despite the very late hour, the city of New York looked dainty as if bedecked in … Continue reading neelwrites/thedate/threelinetales/fiction/shortstory/143words/29/03/2018

neelwrites/careforadrink/fridayfotofiction/150words/24/03/2018

CARE FOR A DRINK By Neel Anil Panicker ‘You don’t drink!’ It was less of a question, but more of an affront. To the crowd who were hovering around her, by denying herself the pleasures of a drink or two, she stood out as an oddity. Harish offered a life saver. “Hey Sharmi, how about … Continue reading neelwrites/careforadrink/fridayfotofiction/150words/24/03/2018