neelwrites/abird-brainedidea/FFfAW/flash/fiction/shortstory/modi/india/elections/175words/10/10/2018

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 150 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE. To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE Also … Continue reading neelwrites/abird-brainedidea/FFfAW/flash/fiction/shortstory/modi/india/elections/175words/10/10/2018

neelwrites/loversknownotno/flash/fiction/shortstory/257words/07/10/2018

LOVERS KNOW NOT ‘NO’ By Neel Anil Panicker “No, it’s not a good idea”. ‘What, taking what is yours, or us, running away from our homes and building a future for ourselves?’ Neelima opened her mouth to say something but caught herself as she eyed a couple of middle aged men approaching the corner. It … Continue reading neelwrites/loversknownotno/flash/fiction/shortstory/257words/07/10/2018

neelwrites/milkingitall/FFfAW/flash/03/10/2018

MILKING IT ALL By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Dear Desh Bakhts, Modi Bhakts and Cow Bhakts (in no particular order). Today is a red letter day for India. As I hang here, suspended in mid air, my head buried deep in mud made purer by the wash of the sacred Ganges, I present before you my … Continue reading neelwrites/milkingitall/FFfAW/flash/03/10/2018

neelwrites/apumpkinstory/fiction/flash/shortstory/FOWC/260words/02/10/2018

  A VERY PUMPKIN STORY By Neel Anil Panicker “You can boil it, steam it, roast it. And guess what! It’s the best things for failing vision, low blood pressure and has a million antioxidant properties” Manohar looked askance at his friend of thirty plus years and wondered whether the old man had crossed all … Continue reading neelwrites/apumpkinstory/fiction/flash/shortstory/FOWC/260words/02/10/2018

neelwrites/heartbeats/flash/100words/28/07/2018

Written for multiple writing prompts: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 90 FOWC with Fandango — Eager https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/three-things-challenge-27-sept-2018/ HEARTBEATS By Neel Anil Panicker She’s more than a best friend. She’s also more than her stupid black button hole sized eyeball balls that come alive in a face that’s smaller than her neck, whose thick browny wavy hairs leave behind … Continue reading neelwrites/heartbeats/flash/100words/28/07/2018

neelwrites/asnakestory/ThreeLineTales/ThreeThingsChallenge/FOWC/27/09/2018

A SNAKE STORY By Neel Anil Panicker I watched them, all little kids, barely five year olds, trying their best to surmount what seemed to them and 20 odd others who were watching__an elephantine problem, which was to somehow make the snake slither out of its jute basket enclosure and dance to their tunes.   … Continue reading neelwrites/asnakestory/ThreeLineTales/ThreeThingsChallenge/FOWC/27/09/2018

neelwrites/heyccup,what’sup?/friayfictioneers/flash/shortstory/100words

HEY CUP, WHAT’S UP? PHOTO PROMPT © Priorhouse By Neel Anil Panicker The cups, they wink at me; I wink back, conspiratorially. They’re all empty; but, within the hour they would all fill up. Tonight it’s their fate to be emptied and then refilled, and then emptied and refilled__again and again. Shortly, they would converge, the … Continue reading neelwrites/heyccup,what’sup?/friayfictioneers/flash/shortstory/100words

neelwrites/we3aringtherightshoes/FFfAW/fiction/shortstory/TTC/FOWC/26/09/2018

WEARING THE RIGHT SHOES By Neel Anil Panicker As the applause reached a crescendo and the jam packed hall reverberated with lusty cheers and thunderous claps, the microphone in the announcer’s hands sprung to life. “We heartily congratulate Comet Technologies for its grand success.” The next few words were drowned in a sea of boisterous … Continue reading neelwrites/we3aringtherightshoes/FFfAW/fiction/shortstory/TTC/FOWC/26/09/2018

neelwrites/chemistrywithbiology/shortstory/humour/239words/non-fiction/memoirs/24/09/2018

MY CHEMISTRY WITH BIOLOGY By Neel Anil Panicker Teenaged pangs for boys much like birth pangs  for expectant mothers and exam pangs for students are just that__ a well worn out truism that’s as old as the hills. And so it was with me as I stepped into my teens and found myself palpitating, hyperventilating … Continue reading neelwrites/chemistrywithbiology/shortstory/humour/239words/non-fiction/memoirs/24/09/2018

neelwrites/somefoodforthought/TTC/FOWC/SSS/flash/fiction/169words/24/09/2018

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT By Neel Anil Panicker Looking at the children, all four of them, staring at her with expressions that screamed ‘FAMISHED’ in bold capital letter, Shristi realised that she needed to do something, and that too in double quick time if she were to avoid risking to wake up the entire neighbourhood. … Continue reading neelwrites/somefoodforthought/TTC/FOWC/SSS/flash/fiction/169words/24/09/2018