SHORT STORY/FICTION WHERE WERE YOU MY DEAR? By Neel Anil Panicker Where were you? Where were you when I needed you the most, when I was down in the dumps, battling cancer and the doctor had pronounced that I had no more than six months to live? You might answer that you were busy in … Continue reading neelwrites/wherewereyou/fiction/shortstory/03/03/2018


One who gives more than he receives, receives more than he gives. #NEELISM#28 Some people are announcing year 2016 as the year of Victory of WHITE over BLACK but the stark truth is that the self-actualisation needs of a few have been realised at the cost of deprivation of the basic needs of the majority. … Continue reading neelwrites/neelism/29/12/2016


BOLT FOR THE COLT By Neel Anil Panicker The sea always held him in a trance.  Especially now, close to dusk, with the entire beach at his disposal, and with the waters, all calm and azure, beckoning him ala a mermaid. They were near the turnaround and David could see that Jennifer was enjoying herself__inhaling … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/27/12/2016


THE GREAT BETRAYAL By Neel Anil Panicker He kicked her in the heel one more time, just to be sure. He needn’t have. The Swiss Army knife had done a fine job: neatly separating head from torso with a precision that would make a butcher proud. A slight speck of dust hurled itself into the … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/300wordstory/23/12/2016


Wealthily unhealthy By Neel Anil Panicker There are two types of persons who show off their wealth. The first are the ones who simply like to show off, be it anything including a new pet cat that one has  bought from the flea market at a bargain or the new car or house one has … Continue reading neelwrites/nonfiction/23/12/2016


NEW NOTES, OLD TONES By Neel Anil Panicker Here I come__omnipotent money Dare you ever test my patience It’s true I have changed colours Hell hath no fury like a note scorned.   Dare you ever test my patience I ain’t the one to be bound in chains Yours shall befall immense pains Go you … Continue reading neelwrites/poem/quatrain/newnotes/22/12/2016


Cashless life’s a mess By Neel Anil Panicker Outside the banks the lines just got longer. It seems both men and machines have gone crazy. Inside the cubicle-sized ATM kiosk, the forty-something guard Gobind Mishra feels the imprint of a boot on his posterior. His ears are assailed by a stream of filthy abuses. Another … Continue reading neelwritesblog/fiction/100wordstory/21/12/2016


When rings get exchanged wedding bells all around ring in happiness ©neelanilpanicker2016#poem#haiku   WRITTEN IN RESPONSE TO RONOVAN’S HAIKU CHALLENGE:


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