neelwrites/simplyjamming/sixsentencestories/fiction/flash.shorstory/07/10/2017

Welcome to Six Sentence Stories

WORD PROMPT: FLUID

SIMPLY JAMMING!

By Neel Anil Panicker

“See this jam, Tasty all by itself, but pretty much useless otherwise; you need to warm it, make it fluid,  before it can be spread on bread and become a gourmand’s delight.

Same’s the case with relationships.

Take mine for instance. Left to ourselves, we, Arthur and I, are like bread and jam.
Two wonderful but entirely different people with different attributes, different temperaments, different tastes, likes, dislikes et al.
The zing, the spark, the magic happens only when we are together; that’s because we don’t supplement but only complement each other.

That’s being fluid____knowing who you are and what you bring to the table, when and how much to give and take, so that together you help create the perfect dish, and that my friends is the secret of our long and happy marriage.
‘Wow! that’s great. So between the two of you, who is the bread and who is the jam?’

“Hmm…good question. Lemme think.”

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This week’s cue for you to use any way you like within six well written, and structurally sound sentences, compiled into any genre you like… is…..drumroll please….UP!

UP ‘N DOWN LIKE A YO YO

By Neel Anil Panicker

Pity some of us aren’t either aware of or chose to turn a deaf ear to the maxim: what’s goes up definitely comes down.

At least that so was the case in Maya’s instance.

One moment she was up in the skies, floating gossamer like among the stars, showering bright rays of sunshine on all and sundry.

And then came the fall; a meteoric crash that saw her all her dreams crash landing onto the hard rock of reality, mercilessly crushing into smithereens her love laden heart that hitherto knew only love and happiness.

It was only then that she realized the wisdom  of the ages as spelled out by the sages that all that one desires for and runs after is just maya, her namesake__an illusion__and that real happiness is always somewhere else.

Life’s been on the bend for her ever since as her hands perennially reach out to the skies for deliverance from all sorrows.
©neelanilpanicker2017 #156words #fiction #flashfiction #sixsentencestories

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neelwrites/part21ofadangerouslove/sixsentencestories/plate/19/07/2017

SIX SENTENCE STORIES

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THE DON’S CUP OF WORRIES…  (Part 21 of A Dangerous Love)

By Neel Anil Panicker

As darkness descends, snaking its way past the giant mulberry trees that line up the heavily fortified four walls of Sumer Manzil, the icy chill that has enveloped all of Old Delhi finds resonance in an inner private room where holed up is Afzal Guru, the feared mafia don, his usually sanguine face a cornucopia of worried lines.

Tonight, the man whose very name is enough to send a chill down the spine of his enemies has a lot to worry about on his plate.

The crime business is turning riskier by the day; the big Daddies are slowly turning tech savvy, riding on the waves of technology to engineer multi-crore white collar crimes, deeds that could be committed without shedding a drop of blood, without getting one’s hands dirty.

In short black collar crimes and by its extension their exponents were slowly losing their sheen, and  no longer were they beautiful; instead white comes cloaked in a veil of respectability.

Sipping into his Johnny Walker Black Label, the Don mulls and mourns the loss of such lost glories, and then slowly his thoughts stumble upon another major worry__Ali, his once loyal acolyte turned turncoat; the one who now has grown too big for his boots and threatens to tear asunder the multi-layered crime syndicate that he had built from scratch.

The thought of Ali and his perfidious acts races his heart beats and as his large bulbous eyes redden with a bloody rage, he finally crashes his enormous nearly 100 kilo frame onto the sprawling velvety diwan to mull ways and means to send Liza, his daughter and Ali’s lover hurtling into the arms of death.

©neelanilpanciker2017 #part21ofadangerouslove #fiction #novella #sixsentencestories #plate
DEAR READERS/COLLEAGUES/FELLOW WRITERS/FRIENDS

If you would like to read the earlier parts of this ongoing novella ‘A DANGEROUS LOVE’

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For PART ONE

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PART THREE: https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/neelwritessundayphotofiction03ofdangerouslove30072017/

PART

FOUR https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/neelwritespart/

PART FIVE https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/neelwritessixsentencestoriesepisodesixofdangerouslovefiction/

PART SIX

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/neelwriteswatcherfictionthursdayphotoprompt03082017/

PART SEVEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/neelwritesgaffarmian-alifeoutsideprisonwallsthreelinetalesfiction188words/

PART EIGHT https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/neelwritescatsoutofthebagfffpppart8ofdangerouslovefiction08082017/

PART NINE https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/neelwritesthediscoveryfffawpart9dangerouslovefiction09082017/comment-page-1/#comment-3979

PART TEN  https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/neelwritesalonelyvigilparttenofadangerouslovefiction35812082017/

PART ELEVEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/neelwritesthedisclosurespfpartelevenofdangerouslove15082017/

 

PART TWELVE https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/neeelwritesthedonsnestparttwelveofdangerouslovefictionnovella16082017/

PART THIRTEEN

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/neelwritesbordersixsentencestoriespartthirteenofadangerouslovefiction195words21082017/

PART FOURTEEN

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/neelwritesthehitpartfourteenofadangerouslove24082017/

PART FIFTEEN

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/neelwriteswearinganewshadeadangerouslifepartfifteenofdangerouslovefiction25082017/

PART SIXTEEN
PART SEVENTEEN
PART EIGHTEEN
PART NINETEEN

neelwrites/fishingfortrouble?/sixsentencestories/cast/fiction/shortstory/11/09/2017

FISHING FOR TROUBLE?

By Neel Anil Panicker

“How could you ever cast your vote for that party? A party which is out and out fundamentalist, fascist, bigoted, anti-democratic, anti-poor; one which does not even have a single woman in that ivory tower that they so loftily pronounce as the Politburo, their  highest decision making body?”

‘Well, I…I thought of giving them a chance because of the TINA factor?’

“Hogwash! All this is mere excuse for avowed anti-women crusaders and closeted male chauvinist pigs like you and the increasingly growing numbers of your ilk who think of women as no better than chattels, enslaved and bound within the four walls of houses, to be possessed and dispossessed off at arrogant man’s will; used and abused at his sweet whims and fancies. TINA factor? What the bullshit is that crap?”

‘Well, my dear, it means at times we need to choose a person or a viewpoint not because it is right or correct, but because all the other available options are bad. There is no other alternative.’

“I am not buying this cock and bull story. It’s another way to protect and promote the hegemony of a select few who otherwise may be incompetent.”

‘Darling, I hope you are not including me, your duly wedded husband, in this category, for I were incapable and devoid of intelligence I wouldn’t have been able to first ensnare and later marry such a fine, well bred woman as you undoubtedly are.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #ALL RIGHTS RESERVED #sixsentencestories #fiction

neelwrites/joiningthe joints/sixsentencestories/shortstories/05/09/2017

Six Sentence Stories Cue of the Week

Six sentences any way you like,  using the cue word JOINT. Come back Thursday and link it up!

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JOINING THE JOINTS

By Neel Anil Panicker

She hated joint families like the plague.

Believed they were a societal creation meant to shackle progressive minds such as hers; an antediluvian concept that had outlived its purpose, goner well past its expiry date; one that was an oddity in todays highly competitive ‘to each his own’ world.

It was with much consternation and a whole lot of trepidation that she entered into wedlock with Raj and then moved into his large family that comprised an entourage of 11 members including his parents, three married brothers, their spouses and children, besides one recently divorced sister saddled with three children of her own.

Day One went about smoothly, as also week one and even month one, but soon the cracks appeared, the rumblings started, bringing to the fore the ugly underbelly of human emotions gone wayhire.

“You call this a joint family?. I say this is the most disjointed family in the world, and I need you to take a decision right away__ either we move out and make our own family, or you stay here and be with your ‘family?”

Day One, Month 2, and the two moved into their own place, albeit on rent; a joint effort towards a building a new life, cocking a snook at the disjointed family structure.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #sixsentencestories #fiction #shortstory

neelwrites/bend/sixsentencestories/fiction/godhavemercy/babarahamkaro/28/07/2017

BABA RAHAM KARO (GOD HAVE MERCY)

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a still from <em>MSG 2</em>.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced to Ten Years Imprisonment for Rape

By Neel Anil Panicker

‘India is chock-a-block with these Godmen. In today’s highly modernistic age when man is dreaming of settling down in Mars, isn’t even addressing a mere mortal as a Godman something of an oxymoron?’

Professor BL Tripathi smiled benignly at his guest from France who was visiting India on a University Exchange Programme.

“You see Mr Alfred, ours, and by that I mean India, is a very accommodative and tolerant country.  We like to crawl when all that is required of us is to bend a little. We believe God exists in all of us, be it man, woman or transgender; be it living or non-living.”

The Frenchman looked at his Indian colleague for a long time, scratched his head and replied, “ That’s all hogwash. If that were so there wouldn’t be so many killings, rapes and violence in your country. Look at what this so called Godman turned murderer turned rapist’s followers have done, unleashing mayhem and holding the country to ransom for the past one week.”

Embarrassed to the gills and momentarily stumped in the face of such precision pinned logic, Professor Tripathi recovered quickly enough to say, “But that’s human nature, isn’t it? Haven’t you heard of the dictum, “To sin is human, to forgive is divine”.

Not to be outdone, the Frenchman quickly served a repartee, “Oh yeah, works great when the sinner and the forgiver are both one and the same person”.

©neelanilpanciker2017 #sixsentencestories #fiction #babarahamkaro #Godhavemercy #237words

BACKGROUND:

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief was convicted of raping two female followers, after which his followers turned violent and 32 people died.

New Delhi: A special CBI court on Monday (August 28) sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to ten years in prison. The sentencing hearing was held in Sunaria jail, Rohtak. A special court was set up in the jail premises to prevent a repeat of the violence which was witnessed following the announcement of the conviction of the Dera head on Friday. 

Judge Jagdeep Singh, along with the court staff, was flown in from Chandigarh by helicopter earlier in the morning. Rohtak was placed on high alert for the hearing. Rohtak deputy commissioner Atul Kumar had earlier declared that shoot at sight orders have been issued. He added that a three-tier security ring has been put in place around Sunaria district jail, where Singh is lodged, with 4,000 security personnel manning the area.

“We will not allow anyone to create any sort of trouble in Rohtak. Anyone breaking law or indulging in acts of violence or arson will himself be responsible for his fate. Anyone creating trouble will be given a warning first and if he still pays no heed, then he will have to face the bullet,” he said.

TV channels reported that Singh broke down in court and pleaded for leniency before the judge announced his sentence. His followers set ablaze two cars in Phoolka area of Haryana’s Sirsa while the sentencing hearing was in session, ANI reported. While the CBI asked for life imprisonment, his lawyer asked for leniency because of his social work record.

On August 25, Singh was convicted of raping two female followers. The sections he was convicted under entail a minimum punishment of seven years and a maximum of life imprisonment.

After Singh was convicted on Friday, his followers, who had gathered in large numbers outside the court in Panchkula, Haryana, turned violent, destroying property, and burning media OB vans and burning buses. Violence spread to other parts of Haryana, as well as Punjab and Delhi. Thirty one people died in the clashes that ensued with the police and over 250 were injured. The Centre and Haryana government were widely criticised, including by the Punjab and Haryana high court, for allowing crowds to gather despite knowing what may happen.

 

 

neelwrites/thechiefjailwarden’soffice/partsixteenofadangerouslove/sixsentencestories/fiction/26/08/2017

THE CHIEF WARDEN’S OFFICE

By Neel Anil Panicker

“Pandit, are the papers in order? Have you checked with the court authorities?  And what time is the hearing?

As the series of questions delivered in typical staccato fashion reverberated off the walls of the corner basement room that served as the Chief Warden’s Office, the assistant warden looked wearily at his boss, his sleep deprived eyes still swollen and sporting a reddish hue.

“Sir, I have doubly checked. Everything’s in place. The hearing, Sir, is at Tiz Hazari Courts, 11 am.”

Across the table, Chief Jail Warden of Tihar Jail, Ambarnath Mishra’s shoulders stooped; his hands which were shuffling through a sheaf of worn out papers laid out on the massive oakwood table, dramatically stopped and were now clutching a pair of paper weights, which he began to furiously rotate in an anti-clockwise fashion.

Tiz Hazari Court had always been a bugbear; the last time, and that was barely a month ago,

there had been a shootout inside the Court premises __three prisoners beside one of the jail staff had lost their lives, all in a space of ten minutes.

After scratching his head, the fingers desperately moving around his bald pate as if desperately searching for a few strands of hair, Mishra looked up and barked out the orders, “Line up all the prisoners by eight in the morning, and run them through a pat body inspection. I suspect trouble with a capital T.”

©neelanilpanicker2017 #thechiefwarden’soffice#adangerouslove #partsixteenofadangerouslove #fiction #240words

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PART FIVE https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/neelwritessixsentencestoriesepisodesixofdangerouslovefiction/

PART SIX

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PART SEVEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/neelwritesgaffarmian-alifeoutsideprisonwallsthreelinetalesfiction188words/

PART EIGHT https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/neelwritescatsoutofthebagfffpppart8ofdangerouslovefiction08082017/

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PART TEN  https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/neelwritesalonelyvigilparttenofadangerouslovefiction35812082017/

PART ELEVEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/neelwritesthedisclosurespfpartelevenofdangerouslove15082017/

 

PART TWELVE https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/16/neeelwritesthedonsnestparttwelveofdangerouslovefictionnovella16082017/

PART THIRTEEN

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/neelwritesbordersixsentencestoriespartthirteenofadangerouslovefiction195words21082017/

PART FOURTEEN

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/neelwritesthehitpartfourteenofadangerouslove24082017/

PART FIFTEEN

https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/neelwriteswearinganewshadeadangerouslifepartfifteenofdangerouslovefiction25082017/