WHAT PEGMAN SAW Hosted by the beautiful k rawson at San José el Huayate, Chiapas, Mexico GET LOST By Neel Anil Panicker Alfred smeared the sand off his eyes and looked upwards as the mid-summer July sun shone hard on his bald as an eagle plate. Turning around, his groggy eyes swept past the sandy stretch, … Continue reading neelwrites/getlost/whatpegmansaw/fiction/flash/shortstory/194words/22/11/2017


Kanchanaburi, Thailand Written for a weekly flash fiction challenge Whatpegmansaw hosted at To enjoy stories inspired by the What Pegman Saw prompt or to submit your own 150-word story, visit the inLinkz button: A BRIDGE  TOO FAR  (GENRE: HISTORICAL FICTION) By Neel Anil Panicker Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson wriggles but finds his enormous hands and feet gridlocked, his … Continue reading neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/bridgeontheriverkwai/historicalfiction/27/05/2017


Cirque de Navacelles, France In Nature’s Lap  (150 words) By Neel Anil Panicker In the dark Susie snuggled up to Andrew. “This is so amazing. You’re right Andy and I’m glad I was wrong”, she gushed. He responded, enveloping her in his arms. ‘I told you’ll like it darling.’ Amazing, reflected Susie, how quickly one’s perspectives … Continue reading neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/fiction/shortstory/150words/15/05/2017


OF HUMAN WILLS AND HIGH HILLS (169 words) By Neel Anil Panicker  In theory, there are two ways you can go about living in picturesque Yorkshire Dale, the fantabulous mascot of the English countryside, dotted as it were with rolling landscapes of lush dales, windswept hills, deep ravines, large swathes of heather-covered moors and mind … Continue reading neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/yourkshire/169words/fiction/08/05/2017


THE 2000 YARD STARE (99 words) By Neel Anil Panicker  “Where did you find him.” ‘In the forests behind where we live. Had no clothes on and was screaming. Usually he’s in his room, locked. He half sleeps the night. Is not much harm if you can keep humans away. Don’t know how he got out. … Continue reading neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/99words/collateraldamage/27/04/2017/


Men are from Mars…  (150 words) By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Shhh…the show’s started.’ Welcome to our Solar System. Today we talk about Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest. Often described as the Red Planet… “Jesus, I hate this science stuff. Couldn’t we just leave?”, Harish implored Ananya in the dark. … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/whatpegmansaw/150words/04/04/2017


NO KIDDING (159 words)   GENRE : HISTORICAL FICTION By Neel Anil Panicker In Africa, a poor kid’s life quest is a binary: become a criminal or a footballer. There’s no third. ‘Hey, genuis,’ manager Musoke said. He was in charge of Cranes Coach, a man whose team had become a byword in excellence, having … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/whatpegmansaw/150words/21/03/2017


LOVE IN THE STRATOSPHERE   St. Louis – THE GATEWAY ARCH By Neel Anil Panicker As the tram swung skywards, Arvind Swamy’s face flushed with joy.   Barely an hour into his marriage, the young Indian engineer was fulfilling a long cherished wish: a ride atop the 640 feet high Gateways Arch, the tallest man made … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/whatpegmansaw/150words/06/03/2017


MAN WITH NO COUNTRY  (150 words) By Neel Anil Panicker It is a war scene outside Buffalo Niagara International Airport this Thursday afternoon. My name is Zan Win. The last I came here was a month ago, in December. My two sons were joining us from Myanmar. I‘ve been standing here for six hours. The … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/whatpegmansaw/150words/30/01/2017


A FALL FROM THE SKIES By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Asshole, he should have told me this”, Clare swore under her breath. She stepped off the steps and stood against the rocky edges. She looked up to see how far below she had come. Loomed above a staircase to the skies. ‘I should have stayed at … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/googlestreetview/30/12/2016