neelwrites/loveisintheasir/kite/threelinetales/100wordswednesday/fiction/shortstory/16/02/2018

SHORT STORY/FICTION

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

three line tales, week 107: diaries, roses and bobbins with sewing thread

 

By Neel Anil Panicker

All summer he was just a kite flyer, one more among several other ten year olds whose psychedelic kites soared the skies.

Until one day when the winds of change blew.

As his nimble hands expertly manoeuvred the thread, he looked to his left.

It was then that he saw her.

She was on the opposite terrace, reading a book.

She lifted her head and spotted him spotting her.

From that moment the controls switched.

She had taken over the steering wheel of his life, their lives, for the next sixty odd years.

Thereafter, it was roses all the way.

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Three Line Tales, Week 107

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CURVE BALLS”

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neelwrites/fireweed/fiction/shortstory/99words/10/02/2018

NOT A BAD DEAL

By Neel Anil Panicker

By the time Chacko realized it was too late. Esther had taken over his life__ lock, stock and barrel.

First, it began with a harmless, “Uncle, it’s just for two months. I need it for my exams. Your place is nearest to my college.”

He did mind the intrusion but eventually gave in. No harm getting some extra income, he surmised.

Before long, she was cooking him his favourite Goan chicken curry, reading him the morning newspapers, even running sundry errands for him.

Over time, she became his fireweed.

When he died a year later, the bungalow was hers.

©NEELANILPANICKER2018 #FIREWEED FICTION #SHORTSTORY

February 8: Flash Fiction Challenge

neelwrites/something’sfishy/fiction/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/100words/08/02/2018

SOMETHING’S FISHY

By Neel Anil Panicker

‘Sir, it’s suicide. This guy, name’s Thomas, around sixtyish moonlighted at the hotel__waited tables, occasionally cooked. Seems his fish curry was a favourite among the backpackers. Yesterday, they fished him out of the sea. The manager says he was sprawled on the upper deck floor after shutdown. Had a bottle beside him.”

“You’ve haven’t dug enough, Pandey”.

‘I’m sorry Sir, I don’t get you’.

“You won’t, you buffoon. This guy drinks but not on a Monday, the day he died. Means somebody forced liquor down his throat and hurled him into the waters. Got to find out who and why.”

©NEELANILPANICKER2018 #FRIDAYFICTIONEERS #SHORTSTORY #100WORDS #INSPECTORSHARMACRIMESERIES

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neelwrites/theshadow/fiction/shortstory/100wordwednesday/07/02/2018

THE SHADOW

Image by Bikurgurl

By Neel Anil Panicker

“Sir, I’ve checked. There’s only one entrance to the building. Spoke to the lone watchman. Name’s Stephen. Whisky Stephen, they call him around. Says didn’t see no one else. Says she came in around noon Sunday. Was alone, he affirms.”

Inspector Sharma eyed his aide and replied.

‘He must be drunk. Did you scour the CCTVs. Any footage?’

“No luck. Only one was functional. Got this one, a long shot. Came from the tower behind it. Have a look, Sir”.

‘Hmm…interesting. Pandey, see those shadows. A man’s. Now look at her face. She seems scared. It’s no suicide, for sure’.

(c)neelanilpanicker2018 #fiction #shortstory #100wordwednesday

100 Word Wednesday: Week 57

100 Word Wednesday: Week 57

neelwrites/stuntedgrowth/fiction/fridayfictioneers/100words/01/02/2018

STUNTED GROWTH

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

By Neel Anil Panicker

‘Son, see that tree over there?’

“That’s barely a tree, Dad.”

‘Son, that’s the work of man. Evil men. Precisely, a few evil men.’

“Dad, what do they want?”

‘Son, they want to claim the tree for themselves, roots and all. Each warring group has laid claim to its ownership.’

“But dad, what’s there to fight over a tree? A tree that gives us fruits and flowers, provides shelter, and even supplies us with wood?”

‘Exactly my son, but try telling that to grown up men.’

“Dad, if this is what grownups do then I’m better off remaining a child.”

(C)NEELANILPANICKER2018

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2 February 2018

neelwrites/intodust/fridayfictioners/shortstory/99words/25/01/2018

INTO DUST…

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

By Neel Anil Panicker

Anthony Gonsalves peered out from his broken windowsill at the empty desolate stretch in front of him.

Barring a half legged dog that limped about, its howl, a slow painful agony, nothing moved, not even the wind.

This place is as dead as the dodo, the old man reasoned to himself. And this derelict house, his only possession, nothing but a pipe dream, a dream that had turned into dust.

Unlike what everybody averred, there’s no treasure trunk stashed underneath it.

‘Dad, they called again. Says they’re willing to treble the offer.’

“Done. Let them have this white elephant.’

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neelwrites/smashinglove/threelinetales/fiction/flash/100words/19/01/2018

‘SMASHING’ LOVE

three line tales week 103: Andy Murray on court in Melbourne during the Australian Open 2017

By Neel Anil Panicker

The moment the ball careened off to his left hitting the asphalt tennis court with the intensity of an unhinged tsunami wave, Ashmit knew pursuing it was an effort that would go waste.

‘Love-Forty’ boomed the referee’s voice over the microphone as the jampacked centre court crowd slowly got up from their seats, the oval indoor  stadium erupting in catcalls and wild booing.

‘Love-Zero’, he muttered under his breath as he smashed his racquet onto the ground, finally realizing the career destroying error he had made by falling for the hot as molten lava charms of a seventeen year virago.

©neelanilpanicker2018 #ThreeLineTales #100words #fiction #flashfiction

Three Line Tales, Week 103

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