A LOVE LETTER By Neel Anil Panicker Forget people ever writing to him; no living soul had ever left so much as a pithy municipal notice in his tottering black paint smeared apology of a mailbox that hung precariously from an extended pole off his rickety hilltop hut that overlooked the vast expanse of the … Continue reading neelwrites/aloveletter/sixsentencestories/mailbox/wordprompt/storystarter/flash/fiction/23/08/2018


This story is written for Three Line Tales, Week 131 Three Line Tales, Week 131 and Three Things Challenge, 01 August 2018 Today’s things are: blister, frown, opera WHEN BLACK IS NOT ALL WHITE (GENRE: REALISTIC FICTION) By Neel Anil Panicker Last night police with the help of several human rights activists raided a top industrialist’s plush fifty crore … Continue reading neelwrites/whenblackisnotallwhite/ThreeLineTales/ThreeThingsChallenge/flashfiction/shortstory/182words/02/08/2018


PEDDLING SOME THOUGHTS By Neel Anil Panicker “Ok, tell me all you know of the murder?’’ The old woman sat herself gingerly on the edge of the rickety bed by the lone window, then swot a non-existent fly off her deeply lined face and began, her voice no more than a whisper, “I was here, … Continue reading neelwrites/peddlingsomethoughts/sundayphotofiction/shortstory/crime/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/23/07/2018


EVERYTHING’S GOT A TIME By Neel Anil Panicker By the time the two had reached the roundabout it was all quiet; all she could see was a thick bushy outgrowth__tall, cinder trees  stood like fiery sentinels, their huge monstrous branches, twisted and entwined  encircling the other less fortunate cousins, clasping them with their gnarled roots, … Continue reading neelwrites/everything’sgotatime/flashfiction/shortstory/04/07/2018


FLAWED MINDSET  By Neel Anil Panicker So you tell me that you did this because you were greatly hurt at being falsely accused  of inappropriate conduct by your colleagues and that to clear your fair name you set this all up in order to investigate and thereafter  catch the person who had brought you so … Continue reading neelwrites/whatalogic!/fiction/flashfiction/shortstory/15/06/2018


SET TO SAIL By Neel Anil Panicker Crouched on the wooden planks of the single seater canoe, its top helpfully covered in blue plastic sheets, Richard squinted his eyes and peered out into the dark, his sleep deprived eyes scanning the imposing heights that rose and enveloped the narrow stream from all sides; at the … Continue reading neelwrites/settosail/ThreeLineTales/flashfiction/shortstory/05/06/2018


SOMETHING EERIE By Neel Anil Panicker Inspector Sharma took a while to orient himself to the near blinding darkness. Only seconds before he stepped off the torturous 47 degree summer madness that was Udaipur and arrived at the ghostly single room dilapidated mud house located a kilometre and half off the city municipal limits; the … Continue reading neelwrites/somethingeerie/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/fiction/flash/shortstory/03/06/2018


ALWAYS ON A LEASH   By Neel Anil Panicker The thieves took everything except the dog. Probably, they thought, whoever they were, what harm were an old ever wheezing half blind apology of a dog who could barely walk on half a limb. But then the band of highway robbers who climbed the ten foot … Continue reading neelwrites/alwaysonaleasdh/firstlinefriday/flash/fiction/30/05/2018


Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt! CUE WORD:  BRUSH   Hosted at SERENDIPITY By Neel Anil Panicker It all started with an innocuous little incident, an everyday occurrence, one of those seemingly mundane happenings that are part of the hustle and bustle that is the DNA of any big city, leave alone New Delhi, the ever on the … Continue reading neelwrites/serendipity/sixsentencestories/flash/fiction/shortstory/28/05/2018


A HAWK’S EYE By Neel Anil Panicker MorgueFile April 62433e902 ‘I think this person is the murderer.’ Akshay Rawat, senior inspector of Simla Police Station looked from across the table at his friend Detective Chacko. The two, known to each other for the past seven years, had struck up a lively friendship ever since the … Continue reading neelwrites/holesinthesky/flashfictionforthepuprposefulpractitioner/shortstory/200words/detectivechackocrimefictionseries/26/05/2018