ON YOUR MARKS By Neel Anil Panicker Fifty-five year old Praneet Mishra, coach of the St. Thomas Jesuit Schools Association, shook his head as another arrow failed to hit the bull’s eye. Later that evening, as he sat down in his spartan hostel room, he pondered over the repercussions of his wards’ non performance. Wiping imaginary … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/21/11/2019


PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll FREEDOM  IN CHAINS  By Neel Anil Panicker On paper, it was a prison. That’s about it. The high barbed walls, the watch towers , the ubiquitous cameras, the sadistic gun toting guards___the paraphernalia that one associates with a maximum security penitentiary was missing. Instead, what you got was a … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/FF/fiction/shortstory/20/11/2019


RISING – NINJA STYLE By Neel Anil Panicker The evening faded out and a slight wintry chill escaped the thick blanket of chinar trees that dotted the distant skyscape. As the wintry chill brushed made inroads, Sheena felt the cold dig into her bones. Another day, another time she would got up and walked back … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/20/112019


The learned have judged                     the ‘evil’ has been banished Lord’s home has been cleansed What all does happen             all in the name of Lord Ram whom they’d once exiled   Man distances man             … Continue reading neelwrites/poem/haiku/#332/19/11/2019


AN OWL STORY By Neel Anil Panicker  “BEWARE OWLS IN THE ROAD” The signboard across the street caught Priya’s attention. A bit curious, she ducked into the bookshop. “Good afternoon, how may I help you, mademoiselle?” “Thanks. I was just passing by your town. Just got a little curious”. The old man was charm personified. … Continue reading neelwrites/flashfiction/shortstory/19/11/2019