July 19: Flash Fiction Challenge HONEY, DON’T DO A FANNIE ON ME By  Neel Anil Panicker How do I know you’ll not do a Fannie Hooe on me? “A who?” Richard looked at his beau from across the window. Overcome with emotion, he leaned forward and held Janet’s hands. Her fingers had turned moist, just as … Continue reading neelwrites/don’tdoafannie/flashfictionchallenge/shortstory/21/-7/2018


WRITESPIRATION #133 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 38 Hosted by Sacha Black at PROMPT:  Write about the weird kid at school ODD ONE OUT By Neel Anil Panicker Lunch time would see him sneak past as we dipped into our tiffin boxes. He would stand outside the school gates, his eyes fixated on the empty … Continue reading neelwrites/oddoneout/52wordchallenge/fiction/flash/52weeksin52wordschallenge/20/09/2017


FFfAW Challenge-Week of July 25, 2017 Hosted at ROCKING THE BOAT This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise! By Neel Anil Panicker Some people are genetically programmed to self destruct. Take Michael Gonsalves for instance. Friend, savior, benefactor, altruist__ Micky was all this and then some more. … Continue reading neelwrites/rockingtheboat/FFfAW/fiction/25/07/2017


The Veil  word count: 100 By Neel Anil Panicker Some people are a closed door__the one that comes securely fastened in adamantine steel chains. Aunt Anjali was one such character. Far from talking about her, it was taboo to even take her name. I remember an incident from childhood when everyone including our extended clan … Continue reading neelwrites/fridayfictioneers/theveil/23/11/2016


FFfAW Challenge – Week of November 15, 2016 Bangkok By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Boss, he is dead. Bangkok is all yours’. Robert flicked off the phone. A smile escaped his lips. One more enemy eliminated. One more territory annexed. He looked down and caught a mass of rippling muscles eyeing him through azure waters. Time to … Continue reading neelwrites/fridayfictionforaspiringwriters/20/11/2016


WELCOME ! 87th Challenge Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week of 11-01 through 11-07-2016 FFfAW Challenge – Week of November 1, 2016   A BRIDGE TOO FAR By Neel Anil Panicker word count: 150 words This is no ordinary bridge. It is my saviour, my penance and, my pilgrimage. Standing here at the centre of the … Continue reading neelwrites/flashfictionforaspiringwriters/#87thchallenge/bride/07/11/2016

neelwritesblog/microfiction-200wordstory/isleofthedead/#02/29/10/2016 Microfiction challenge #20: Isle of the Dead ISLE OF THE DEAD By Neel Anil Panicker Word count: 200 words ‘Over there, to the left, and turn off the engine. I don’t want the spirits to awaken.’ Raghav turned his gaze upwards. His eyes took in the sheer awesomeness of the structure__ the frighteningly massive, near … Continue reading neelwritesblog/microfiction-200wordstory/isleofthedead/#02/29/10/2016


Picture Prompt #58 write a story in 150 words using the image below, and that begins with the open ended sentence, “Not often, but sometimes Jeremy would exhibit signs of …” DREAMBOAT By Neel Anil Panicker Not often, but sometimes Raghav would exhibit signs of sheer laziness. On such occasions it would not be unusual … Continue reading neelwritesblog/pictureprompt#58#flashfiction3shortstory#03/13/10/2016


MICROFICTION CHALLENGE Microfiction Challenge #16: Lovers LOVERS By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Wake up. It is not a dream. All this is true, real, and it is happening now’. Preeti had to pinch herself to believe all this was happening. She and Nihil__Nihil and she, arms entwined, hearts beating as one, walking through the night, slowly gliding … Continue reading neelwritesblog.flashfiction/lovers/02/07/10/2016


The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 1/16 AWKWARD By Neel Anil Panicker Raghav eyed her from the corner of his eyes. ‘Gosh! How had she changed, and how much’, he wondered. He was vaguely aware of it but wasn’t able to confirm the veracity of it all. I mean, what can you say about … Continue reading neelwritesblog/flashfiction/socs/o3/awkward/02/10/2016