For Three Line Tales, Week 141 https://only100words.xyz/category/three-line-tales/ UNMASKED By Neel Anil Panicker “Sometimes we need to wear masks to unmask others’ masks”, declared Rajat as he bent over and looked deep into Radha’s eyes. A trifle nonplussed Radha waited for the voices around their corner cafe table to subside before replying, “So, am I to infer … Continue reading

neelwrites/somefoodforthought/TTC/FOWC/SSS/flash/fiction/169words/24/09/2018

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT By Neel Anil Panicker Looking at the children, all four of them, staring at her with expressions that screamed ‘FAMISHED’ in bold capital letter, Shristi realised that she needed to do something, and that too in double quick time if she were to avoid risking to wake up the entire neighbourhood. … Continue reading neelwrites/somefoodforthought/TTC/FOWC/SSS/flash/fiction/169words/24/09/2018

neelwrites/kaleidoscope/ThreeLineTales/flash/shortstory/164words/26/07/2018

KALEIDOSCOPE    (Two Minute Read) By Neel Anil Panicker Her gaze fell downwards as each of the colours, every single one of them spread-eagled on the black tarmac floor glistened and turned iridescent with each flutter of the sun’s rays, its shine reflecting off the diamond shaped glass pebbles embedded onto the chic Italian marbles. To … Continue reading neelwrites/kaleidoscope/ThreeLineTales/flash/shortstory/164words/26/07/2018

neelwrites/hobson’schoice/ThreeLineTales/flashfiction/shortstory/13/06/2018

A DILLEMA By Neel Anil Panicker There are two doors in front of me; one red and the blue; and both beckon me, equally__staring invitingly at me, attempting all  within  their powers, cajoling, coaxing, attracting, luring, even threatening me, using all manner of bait to get me to somehow bite the bullet. I for one, … Continue reading neelwrites/hobson’schoice/ThreeLineTales/flashfiction/shortstory/13/06/2018

neelwwrites/yesmeansyes/threelinetales/shortstory/fiction/156words/24/05/2018

YES MEANS YES By Neel Anil Panicker There was a time in Esther’s life when everything was a neat binary; all that life threw at her, be it in terms of myriad problems that needed to be tackled, choices to be made, relationships to hold onto or dump, or even everyday issues as hackneyed as … Continue reading neelwwrites/yesmeansyes/threelinetales/shortstory/fiction/156words/24/05/2018

neelwrites/highstakes/ThreeLineTales/fiction/flash/shortstory/28/04/2018

HIGH STAKES By Neel Anil Panicker Cyrus Beene lifted his hands off the steering wheel and picking up the phone that rested on the seat beside him read the message that came alive on the phone screen in big, black letters, “IT’S DONE. HE’S SHOT…THREE BULLETS”. A spasmodic wave of sheer delight ran through his … Continue reading neelwrites/highstakes/ThreeLineTales/fiction/flash/shortstory/28/04/2018

neelwrites/anaffairinspace/ThreeLineTales/fiction/20/04/2018

AN AFFAIR IN ‘SPACE’   photo by NASA (yes, THAT NASA – which is why you want to click through to the full size picture for the full effect) via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker Often had she heard people say that her Prince Charming as and when he would come would arrive riding a … Continue reading neelwrites/anaffairinspace/ThreeLineTales/fiction/20/04/2018