Friday Fictioneers by its fantabulous  Facilitator, Rochelle has chosen the marvellous Sarah Potter‘s lovely pic this week. Dare to have a go at writing a 100-word story. Click on Rochelle’s name to get the rules and regs – reallly, they aren’t that complicated… 9 June 2017 Wanna read other versions?  Do click on the blue frog … Continue reading neelwrites/FF/plant/100words/07/06/2017


THE QUARRY -#PART 2 By Neel Anil Panicker Richard stared into the phone for a very long time, aeons after it had gone dead, the words of his boss__”He’s dead. Shot in his sleep. Hope it is you”__still ringing in his ears, each syllabic sound a veiled threat, a ferocious kick in the gut. Despite … Continue reading neelwrites/thequarry/#02/threelinetales/fiction/06/05/2017


  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


BIDING TIME By Neel Anil Panicker  (175 words) “I know that you know that we are meant for each other.” From across the table she smiled awkwardly, not knowing what else to do. Her eyes gazed around at the cheap restaurant tucked in a dirty nondescript bylane far removed from her gated sanitized high society … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/bidinghertime/175words/25/04/2017


A Deathly Affair  (200 words) Photo © Jade M Wong By Neel Anil Panicker  The twelve metronomic chimes of the clock on the opposite wall didn’t stir Michael. His body lay slunk on the sofa, puny legs sprawled on the bed as if orphaned from the rest of his frail body, the eyes__half dreary, their … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/fiction/200words/18/04/2017


OF HOSPITALS, MOTHER-IN-LAWS, AND METALLIC PLATES  (200 words) By Neel Anil Panicker Hospitals are like certain pesky mother-in-laws. I hate the sight of one. ‘We need to examine you in detail. You’ll be admitted’, the woman in white says as she shoves a piece of paper. I peer into some pre-Christian era lithographic inscriptions that … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/SPF/200words/28/02/2017


(Note: Sorry, I hope you won’t mind as I have gone beyond 200 words with this one that just came in one full flow.) AT THE CROSSROADS By Neel Anil Panicker As a child whenever a problem assailed Albert, he would duck past the half-broken boundary walls and enter the vast expanse of the … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfPP/2202/2017