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


HELL HATH NO FURY  (175 words) This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt! By Neel Anil Panicker  Stepping out of the elevator, Mona walked past the array of glass fronted shops, her eyes fixed at the right corner. Earlier she had spotted the two, Charles and his … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/hellhathnofury/fiction/18/04/2017


A DATE TO REMEMBER © A Mixed Bag By Neel Anil Panicker  (176 words) Varun, I knew him as. Was unconventional–said he believed in doing things differently. We were on our first date ever. Took me to this weird looking boat. I saw  a neighing horse’s head jutting out from the bow. “You’ll love this. … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/fiction/shortstory/176words/13/04/2017


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


PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma THE WASHOUT By Neel Anil Panicker She comes with the rains. The memories…of hers…of ours. That’s when I am left with no choice but to step out and walk to the stand across the street. There in the open, I expose myself to the elements, every pore of my being … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/100words/29/12/2016


Cat O’ Nine Lives By Neel Anil Panicker It is funny that you get to know how beautiful life is only when you start an affair. That she was something to look at Melinda had some inkling of right from her childhood when kids in half pants would circle around her father’s highway cottage blowing … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/rescue/18/12/2016


Thursday Photo Prompt – Cracked Ice #writephoto Nature’s fixture By Neel Anil Panicker “You are most beautiful, my precious sweetheart”.  That was Rahul, a month ago, on the day they got married. In the end, all it took was a measly week for the view from her bedroom window to forever change. Before that, Akshara loved … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/#writephoto/thursdayphotoprompt/03/12/2016


FFfAW Challenge – Week of November 29, 2016 Black tea, without sugar By Neel Anil Panicker With a tea pot filled to the brim with delectable Earl Grey mint flavoured black tea, Melania Roberts settled down on her high backed comfy leather lined chair. Extricating the single sheet of paper from the table drawer, she held … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/blacktea,withoutsugar/29/11/2016


Hurricane Katrina By Neel Anil Panicker Word count: 200 They were merciless today, the sea__its swirling pools having swallowed all that she was once proud of__ a delectable hour glass frame on which sat a mass of the most lustrously set crop of thick black hair  and sparkling light grey eyes that added the extra … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/200wordstory/27/11/2016


FORBIDDEN ROADS By  Neel Anil Panicker The phone beeped. ‘Tomorrow’ With Harsh in the room, and on leave for the next two days, I knew I couldn’t  just pick up the phone and say to forget it. It beeped again. Harsh said: “Looks like someone’s very desperate.” He had seen me on the phone arguing … Continue reading neelwrites/fridayfotofiction/100wordstory/forbiddenroads/23/11/2016