No, this country is no place for lovers Here men and women are left to their fate All you see are hate crimes that don’t abate No, this country is no place for lovers Here honour killings vie with mob lynchings Here there’s no respect for Buddha and Gandhi’s teachings No, this country is no … Continue reading newwrites/nocountry/poem/triolet/22/10/2018


LOVERS KNOW NOT ‘NO’ By Neel Anil Panicker “No, it’s not a good idea”. ‘What, taking what is yours, or us, running away from our homes and building a future for ourselves?’ Neelima opened her mouth to say something but caught herself as she eyed a couple of middle aged men approaching the corner. It … Continue reading neelwrites/loversknownotno/flash/fiction/shortstory/257words/07/10/2018


NO ROOM FOR LOVERS By Neel Anil Panicker This world’s not a good place for lovers It’s the reason some loves are born just to die Here all you see are hate filled eyes This world’s not a good place for lovers Here they kill love with hate and call it ‘for honour’ Here all … Continue reading neelwrites/noroomforlovers/poem/triolet/02/10/2018


Old girlfriends lay buried in the labyrinths of time, For them the bells don’t toll anymore. Yet, on certain moon dipped days they crawl out Much like the aroma that wafts in when flipping through old dust laden books. It’s then that I revisit past lives lived and dream of dreams that died premature deaths. … Continue reading neelwrites/oldgirlfriends/poem/love/17/09/2018


Some loves are born to just die One should not ask why All lovers can do is try. #neelanilpanicker #poem #haiku


Fall in love turn emotional immerse hearts make merry. Let the world get envious you only live once. #neelanilpanicker #poem #shadorma  


Thursday photo prompt – Mask #writephoto Hosted by the excellent Sue Vincent at #writephoto FIRING AWAY By Neel Anil Panicker Sweet Alice. That’s what she was known as back in kindergarten. Cute Al was what her grade one teachers addressed her as. For a greater part of her schoolhood, Alice served as a most pleasurable stress … Continue reading neelwrites/firingaway/thursdayphotoprompt/fiction/260words/21/07/2017


Written as part of a weekly challenge Sunday Photo Fiction May 28th 2017 at get the InLinkz code   A DEVIL IS BORN      (#2 of LOVERS)   By Neel Anil Panicker His birth heralded a death. His mother’s. The night he was born there was no electricity in his village, a remote impoverished village tucked in … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/devilisborn/#02oflovers/28/05/2017


Thursday photo prompt: Derelict #writephoto LOVERS By Neel Anil Panicker ‘What do we do now? They will kill us, for sure.’ Raj cupped her face in his hands. “Have no worries. Our love will protect us from all evil.” Anjali’s kohl lined eyes turned moist. Tears wet her rosy cheeks. ‘I trust you more than anyone … Continue reading neelwrites/thursdayphotoprompt/lovers/fiction/shortstory/26/05/2017


SKYFALL           (200 words) By Neel Anil Panicker Inspector Ranjeet jabbed his way past the mid-afternoon crowd of onlookers. The sight that greeted him sent him into a tizzy. Blood and brains lay splattered on the concrete floors, a mere two feet from the 5-star hotel entrance. It was a girl, not over twenty; her lifeless … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/SPF//01/2017