‘SMASHING’ LOVE By Neel Anil Panicker The moment the ball careened off to his left hitting the asphalt tennis court with the intensity of an unhinged tsunami wave, Ashmit knew pursuing it was an effort that would go waste. ‘Love-Forty’ boomed the referee’s voice over the microphone as the jampacked centre court crowd slowly got … Continue reading neelwrites/smashinglove/threelinetales/fiction/flash/100words/19/01/2018


Three Line Tales, Week 92 Hosted by  SONYA at A MILLIONS CRIES IN THE DARK photo by gn dim via Unsplash 3LineTales Neel Anil Panicker There they stood, lighted candles in their hands, alongside a million others of their ilk, all standing up for once and voicing their opinions, speaking out against what they thought and felt was wrong … Continue reading neelwrites/amillioncriesinthedark/threelinetales/fiction/flash/shortstory/169words/03/11/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 79 A weekly fiction challenge hosted by the wonderful Sonya at Three Line Tales, Week 79 GAFFAR MIAN-A LIFE OUTSIDE PRISON WALLS photo by Arnaud Mesureur via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker The sky above is a darkish grey; any moment the earth below may drown in thunderous showers. In his vaunted post abutting … Continue reading neelwrites/gaffarmian-alifeoutsideprisonwalls/threelinetales/fiction/188words


Three Line Tales, Week 78 Sonya at ONLY 100 WORDS has challenged us to write a three line tale from this photo prompt. DANGEROUS LIAISONS photo by Mahdis Mousavi via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker Al slipped the phone back to its cradle, trudged back to his bare boned six by six darkened cell that he shared with one … Continue reading neelwrites/3LineTales/phoningaround-part2/fiction/28/07/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 77 Hosted at FREEDOM AT GREAT COST  photo by Pan Da Chuan via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker Marriage, for Esther, far from the idyllic paradise that she had dreamt it to be, turned out to be a  monumental disaster, what with every waking hour of hers metamorphosing into a never ending nightmare. Not … Continue reading neelwrites/jelliyfish/3LineTales/fiction/113words/21/07/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 76 Welcome to Week 76 of Three Line Tales. Hosted by Sky High photo by Sam Burriss via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker Sheena Bora, though footloose and fancy free, was made of sterner stuff, as evidenced by her dreams that kept getting bigger and bigger. Each day she would inch closer and closer to achieving … Continue reading neelwrites/3LineTales/skyhigh/73words/fiction/13/07/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 75 Welcome to Week 75 of Three Line Tales. Hosted by Sonya at   Smart Moves photo by Meghan Yabsley on Unsplash   By Neel Anil Panicker “Show that you love me by jumping into the icy waters right away?” ‘Hey! Most certainly, and why not; however, if I were to do so, would you then … Continue reading neelwrites/ThreeLineTales/smartmove/fiction/50words/06/07/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 74 Welcome to Week 74 of Three Line Tales. Thanks t our hostess Sonya at RED HOT LOVE Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker Just when I thought my nightly vigil outside the bedroom window that opens to the street below may not lead to fruition, I spot him__curly  blond locks … Continue reading neelwrites/3LineTales/madness/fiction/188words/30/06/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 73 Hosted at How green is my grass photo by Christian Widell via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker “It’s going to be an exclusive affair__just the management, teachers, and students. They would love to hear from one of their own, especially one whose spectacular success is such a classic rags to riches … Continue reading neelwrites/greengrass/threelinetales/100/22/06/2017


Welcome to Week 70 of Three Line Tales. Three Line Tales, Week 70 You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr: Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible). Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post). Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in … Continue reading neelwrites/3LineTales/historicalfiction/126words/01/06/2017