THE WRONG PITCH By Neel Anil Panicker “I am sorry, I’m very terribly sorry Sir to have lost the contract.” So, what do you have to say in your defense, Mr Srivastava?” “Sir, I trust me when I say that I left no stone unturned in my efforts to impress the meeting. Right from doing … Continue reading neelwrites/pitch/sixsentencestories/fiction/shortstory/257words/09/02/2018


THE DEAL By Neel Anil Panicker That morning as Ragini stepped out of her mud hut by the village and made the ardous two kilometre long climb up the forested hill, for the first time ever, her mind was assailed by doubts. Missing was her usual effervescence, missing too was her trademark buck toothed smile … Continue reading neelwrites/thedeal/thursdayphotoprompt/fiction/shortstory/250words/04/02/2018


NO MAN’S LAND By Neel Anil Panicker It is a couple of hours after midnight, that still born hour when the entire world and its backyard have taken a sabbatical; that  pregnant pause, that briefest of brief interludes before the deluge begins all over again, before the rambunctious merry go round wheels of life start … Continue reading neelwrites/noman’sland/thursdayphotoprompt/#writephoto/31/01/2018


SSS A BIT LATE… This week’s cue is SUSPEND… DECEMBER 28, 2017 Hosted by ZOE at A MASTER CLASS By Neel Anil Panicker “Listen, dear friend, trust me when I this and am saying this not out of my hat but out of my experience, a great many years of hard won experience.” ‘Do I have a choice? Go … Continue reading neelwrites/classact/fiction/sicsentencestories/29/12/2017


SSS CUE OF THE WEEK IS : SLIP   Hosted by Josie at DROPPING IT ALL By Neel Anil Panicker Call it a momentary lapse in concentration, an slight error in judgement, an inexplicable blackout, or what have you__at the end of the day, it turned out to be a very costly slip. One that … Continue reading neelwrites/dropped/sixsentencestories/259words/26/07/2017


← The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Capricious memory Lyn Baylis: Life and Work of a Priestess, Minister and Psychopomp  – from Jan Malique → Thursday photo prompt – Messenger #writephoto by Willow Hosted by   THE ALBATROSS By Neel Anil Panicker Sush or more precisely her wanton spirit loomed large over the residents of Mavilla Manors, the tony neighborhood of … Continue reading neelwrites/albatross/thursdayphotoprompt/14/07/2017


Welcome to Six Sentence Stories Six sentences any way you like, any genre, any length, any order…just six. Link up at the turn of midnight! Hop around! Use the cue SKIP. Hosted at A BLOODY TRAIL By Neel Anil Panicker Mrs Lakra stared in horror at the lifeless body that lay on the ground a … Continue reading neelwrites/bloodytrail/sixsentencestories/fiction/245words/06/07/2017


Thursday photo prompt – The tunnel – #writephoto Hosted by the talent Sue Vincent at THE TUNNEL By Neel Anil Panicker Nature’s elements hold sway here, man a mere slave to them, his senses long gone senseless. Raghav cocks his ears against the dank walls but hears nothing. He extricates his hands from the folds of … Continue reading neelwrites/tunnel/thursdayphotoprompt/250words/22/06/2017


  Thursday photo prompt – Twilight – #writephoto #writephoto Written for weekly flash fiction photo prompt challenge hosted by Sue Vincent at NO DARK THOUGHTS By Neel Anil Panicker For Pramila nothing’s changed, or so it seems. The sky above is bathed in the same golden brown hue that she’s been seeing for twenty years … Continue reading neelwrites/nolastthought/thursdayphotoprompt/twilight/250words/16/06/2017


Thursday photo prompt – Wings #writephoto FLYING HIGH, ON HER OWN TERMS By Neel Anil Panicker     “Oh my little baby, do you know how lucky you are! Mrs Sinha proclaimed, unabashed delight overriding an otherwise phlegmatic demeanor. ‘Yes Aishu, your mother’s right. We’re most fortunate the proposal has come from the Guptas.’ Aishwarya looked across … Continue reading neelwrites/thursdsayphotop[rompt/flyhigh/09/06/2017