24/7 SERVICE By Neel Anil Panicker I was at the hospital when night duty nurse Harleen called out my name. “Mrs Mehta!, you got a call,” she shrieked, her voice shrill and dictatorial. She left the receiver uncovered. “It is a phone call from Mrs Reena!” Boy or girl, she said. With Harleen breathing down … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfPP/03/03/2017


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