LOST IN THE WILDERNESS By Neel Anil Panicker Inspector Sharma pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and covered his mouth. The effort proved to be in vain. The invasive stench wriggled out of half hidden creeks and crevices edging past rocky outgrowths and mated with other equally repulsive odours. A second more here and Inspector … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/lost-inspectorsharma/06/06/2017


FFfAW Challenge-Week of May 16, 2017 GOODBYE TO FLOWERS By Neel Anil Panicker I was halfway through my fractious teen years when I realized that flowers are the glue that binds the world. That all homosapiens were one or the other: gender divided into flower givers and flower receivers. And that there was no breaking through … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/fiction/flowers/175words/16/05/2017


A FIERY FIESTA   ( 155 words) FFfAW Challenge Week of May 9, 2017 By Neel Anil Panicker “This is heaven, pure bliss! I just can’t believe I am going to live here all my life,” gushed Grace. Her eyes feasted on the colourful splash of marigolds, violets and tatsois, the curly leafed parsleys, the clumps of … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/fieryfiesta/155words/09/05/2017


  LOST IN THE WOODS (172 words) By Neel Anil Panicker ‘What’s that?,” Nikki asked, pointing towards the small metallic thing that Inder held in his hands. “Oh! This is a wood moisture water.” ‘A what?’ “You see wood are much like human beings. There are various species around, each with its own specific gravity”. … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/lostinthewoods/172words/02/05/2017


FLY IN THE WALL By Neel Anil Panicker  (200 words) To, Dear You, the owner of this laptop. I guess you’re a very powerful man. Why otherwise would they call you Mr President? All who come into this room including those who enter before you, those tall well built men, all curiously clad in black__black … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/flyinthewall/shortstory/30/04/2017


A Home On Song Photo prompt provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise! By Neel Anil Panicker “That’s my girl.” Mohan was ecstatic. And why woudn’t he? It was not everyday that one’s four-year-old gets to recite an entire poem at her school’s Annual Day. He watched her roll her eyes and … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfaW/161words/29/03/2017


PULLING THE RIGHT STRINGS (173 words) This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sunayana MoiPensieve. Thank you for our photo prompt! By Neel Anil Panicker  “Get out of my house, you wastrel.” Never before did a father’s parting words sound more harsh. Abhijeet slept off the cold, wintry night on the roadside kerb; his guitar … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFaW/175words/21/03/2017


TRAPPED   (166 words) By Neel Anil Panicker ‘For him you’re just a piece of meat…another of his conquests’. Avantika couldn’t believe her ears. “How can you say that, Deepti? You’re supposed to be my best friend?” The remark made Deepti discard the chair and straddle upto the bedside. ‘Yes, best friend for eighteen fucking years. … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfAW/28/02/2017


By Neel Anil Panicker Spinning new hopes and desires Life_ a waterfall, showering unbridled joys. ©neelanilpanicker#poem#haiku HAIKU PROMPT CHALLENGE RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #130 Spin&Water Written for


WHY I HATE ‘A HAPPY NEW YEAR’ By Neel Anil Panicker I hate New Year greetings. I mean I REALLY HATE new year greetings. It has been a slow build up over the years but when I see people still going around wishing all and sundry A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR it gets my goat. … Continue reading neelwrites/happynewyear/istpostof2017/01/01/2017