2 November 2018 CHECKMATE By Neel Anil Panicker  ‘So, that’s our best move?’ Well, I would say that’s our only move. ‘And why would you say that?’ Hmm…ah…well… ‘Stop spluttering, will you? Come on, spit it out’ You see…your father… ‘My father…he needs to  die, right?’ What I mean… ‘You mean he’s needs to go … Continue reading neelwrites/


A LIFE! By Neel Anil Panicker The outside life beckons me. From inside I watch with more than a tinge of sadness as the grassy outgrowth changes into a golden brown, sometimes becomes a curious blend of magenta tinged red and near faded brown. At times, it’s sheer yellow, especially in the early mornings when … Continue reading neelwrites/alife/fridayfictioneers/flashfiction/shortstory/100words/08/08/2018


Friday Fictioneers 3 August 2018 FENCING AROUND © Sandra Crooks By Neel Anil Panicker ‘You’re a fence sitter, always have been.’ Thomas reads aloud the morning newspaper’s front page headline__“Temple or Mosque? SC prefers Status Quo”. Heena stares at her husband’s poker face of two score years. The sight’s enough of an irritation for her … Continue reading neelwrites/fencingaround/flash/shortstory/fridayfictioneers/100words/02/08/2018


SHE’S A DREAM  By Neel Anil Panicker She’s honest, witty, speaks over a hundred languages, cooks lip smacking multi-cultural delicacies, looks a million bucks, is good in bed and makes all your fantasies come true in bed, and what’s more__ never ever talks back, gets upset, checks your cell phone messages, snores like a pig, … Continue reading neelwrites/ThreeLineTales/flash/shortstory/19/07/2018


NO MORE NEEDLING Image by Bikurgurl By Neel Anil Panicker As a child if there was one thing that she hated, it was sewing. The rigmaroles of sewing didn’t interest her one bit. The nitty gritty of sitting down for hours_ legs crouched, head bent, arms static and in linear position, nimble fingertips deftly guiding, … Continue reading neelwrites/nomoreneedling/100wordwednesday/flash/shortstory/12/07/2018


SOME SHOES (REALISTIC FICTION) PHOTO PROMPT submitted by Courtney Wright. © Photographer prefers to remain anonymous. By Neel Anil Panicker “There’s a skein of pain around my temple, that sends icicles of spasmodic agony down my spine. Know when this happens? This happens on sunny mornings, on dreary afternoons, on gloomy evenings, on desolate nights_ happens every … Continue reading neelwrites/someshoes/fridayfictioneers/flashfiction/100words/17/05/2018


  IN SEARCH OF SOME ‘ME TIME’ By Neel Anil Panicker Ever since Stella’s death, he had taken to the sea with a vengeance. However, unlike the sun, sand and surf seekers who descended on Kovalam beach, Paulose preferred the peripheries__ the near secluded far off jagged corners that had long fallen off tourist maps, … Continue reading neelwrites/metime/100wordwednesday/fiction/flash/shortstory/02/05/2018


SOME RUNNING AROUND By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Remember, buy only one which offers both support and traction; that way you will avoid slipping while making those uphill climbs,” gruff Thomson commanded in his stentonarian voice that boomed like a approaching train engine’s incessant horns as it swept past any unmanned railway crossing. ‘It is but … Continue reading neelwrites/somerunningaround/threelinetales/fiction/shortstory/170words/22/02/2018

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SAYING IT WITH FLOWERS By Neel Anil Panicker With any other girl it would have been a non issue; a decision that’s taken in a jiffy. But not so in the case of Sheena.   For  the first time in his fourteen month old romantic career, Albert the Stud felt ill at ease, a complete misfit. Should … Continue reading neelwrites/FF/sayingit withflowers/shortstory/100words/22/02/2018


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 … Continue reading neelwrites/fireweed/fiction/shortstory/99words/10/02/2018