CRIME IN THE SKY By Neel Anil Panicker “It’s just not possible; all the passengers were thoroughly screened”, exclaimed the Airport Security Officer, utter haplessness and increduility lining his befuddled visage. Chief Inspector Alfred D’ Souza ran his hand around the nape of his neck as he wondered what that meant. If all the 204 … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shorstory/28/03/2023


A CELESTIAL CLIMB By Neel Anil Panicker She gritted her teeth and began the climb. The words, the very same words that she had chanted like an omen came resounding yet again.Left foot, right foot, shoulder straight, ramrod back, eyes fixated on the hill above-Shaleen Awasthi commenced her task, even as her silent quivering lips … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/storystarter/26/03/2023


HOUSE OF CARDS By Neel Anil Panicker In the game of life,  she was always trumps. She knew how to play her cards. Only too well. Too many aces up her sleeve.That’s what she always kept.But used; only sparingly.For the rest, the others in her armoury would do the trick. A five of hearts   to … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/drabble/ff/22/03/2023


MADE FOR EACH OTHER By Neel Anil  Panicker What is between couples that tells us that the duo are at the top of the compatibility quotient? The usual tropes- it’s in the eyes; it’s in the high octane electric tension that runs through them and touches all wihtin a two mile radius; it’s in the … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/sss/21/03/2023


#WRITEPHOTO – Chess CHECKMATE By Neel Anil Panicker There he lies,  in the bed, in his bed, legs all spread, wobbly head tilted at an obtuse angle, eyes wide shut, snoring like a pig. I watch him with unadulterated disgust, my entire being revolts, repels, regurgitate. Every nano second I look at him, at his … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/18/03/2023


PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin SOME LIFE By Neel Anil Panicker I am stygian, caliginous, fuliginous, tenebrous, tenebrific, crepescular. Hey, don’t let these bombastic, high-falutin words turn you soupy and befogged. I am utterly dark, shadowy, sad and gloomy, too. I am that deep black bottomless pit of nothingness into which no light pervades. But, … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/drabble/ff/15/03/2023


A MATTER OF TIME By Neel Anil Panicker Shefali didn’t mind the fat shaming. Nope.Not one bit.Well, truth be told, a little bit, though.At times.Not often.Just on those rare occasions. Like today morning. Shailesh had just stepped out of the bath, put on his favourite starched white shirt, and matching black trousers, and sat on  … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortstory/14/03/2023