neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfAW/11/01/2017

Boatful Of Memories

By Neel Anil Panicker

Little John hated journeys, especially boat trips.

The badness started the day after his exams.

”Get ready, we are leaving for Chennai”.

He lay in his bed, transfixed like a stone, long after his father had left.

The next morning he found himself stranded in a boatful of shrieking humans, all jazzed up in psychedelic colours, with even the boat’s bow thrusting out into the skies like a massive rainbow.

Disgusted, he turned his face to the waters below. And there he saw what he had come to dread the most__ his mother’s face, angelic and smiling, her hands reaching out to him from below the waters, her eyes locking his in sheer desperation, and then the waters turning a bloodied red.

He felt a tap on his shoulder.

He turned around to find his new mother-in-law smiling down at him.

#neelanilpanicker2017#fiction#shortstory#142words

FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 10, 2017

WELCOME !

97th Challenge

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 01-10 through 01-16-2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

The challenge was initiated by https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). Please let me know if you need link-up instructions.

8. Please keep stories below R rating.

9. Please respect the diversity of our readers and writers in regard to race, religion, and life style choice when writing your stories.

10. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.

***H A V E**F U N*** !!

 

neelwrites/poem/quatrain/newnotes/22/12/2016

NEW NOTES, OLD TONES

By Neel Anil Panicker

Here I come__omnipotent money

Dare you ever test my patience

It’s true I have changed colours

Hell hath no fury like a note scorned.

 

Dare you ever test my patience

I ain’t the one to be bound in chains

Yours shall befall immense pains

Go you shall from home to jail.

 

It’s true I have changed colours

It’s true I have struck some new notes

But trust me__I  am still old wine

So what if it’s all in a new bottle.

 

Hell hath no fury like a note scorned

dare you ever cross my path

feel free to use me freely

Albeit, very very wisely.

(c)neelanilpanicker2016#poem#quatrain

neelwrites/poem/#11quatrain/07/11/2016

Smiles ‘n’ Miles

By Neel Anil Panicker

Will you shower me again with the gift of your smile?

I am but a traveler who needs to go more than a mile

long is the journey, and the memories even longer

Will you shower me again with the gift of your smile?

i don’t mind the days, it’s the nights that put me in a worry

when a heart full of desires unleash blinding fury.

Will you shower me again with the gift of your smile

I am but a traveler who needs to go more than a mile

©neelpanicker#quatrain#11

neelwrites/poem/quatrain#10/meetings/03/11/2016

Not meant to…

By Neel Anil Panicker

I don’t think I will be meeting you again
Some hearts are not meant to beat
fears and tears are all we leave behind
I don’t think I will be meeting you again
days must learn to live without nights
some souls are not meant to be whole
I don’t think I will be meeting you again
Some hearts are not meant to beat.

(c)neelanilpanickeer#quatrain#10

 

neelwritesblog/poem/quatrain/lies/quatrain/#08/13/10/2016

 

EYES ‘n’LIES

By Neel Anil Panicker

She looked at me with flared eyes

Eyes that spoke a million lies

Lies that came wrapped in boxed truths

Truths that got lost in a maze of replies.

#quatrain#08

 

neelwritesblog/poem/quatrain#16/11/10/2016

LOVE NOTES
By Neel Anil Panicker
Is it ok if tonight I fall in love with you?
Is it ok if tonight I sleep in your arms?
Or, is it that you are a little too busy?
Is it ok if tonight I take a few liberties?
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You must be angry with me, I know
You must have other commitments, I know
What to do with hearts such frail?
The night for you belongs elsewhere, I know.
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Skies have laid out their wares
The moon’s staring from upstairs
Will there be fireworks tonight?
Celestial souls await some dares.
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I am the flower that desires the bee
I am the blind who wants to see
I am the heart that desires thee
I am the one with whom you shall flee.


copyright@neelanilpanicker #quatrain#06