A-Z CHALLENGE X IS FOR EXTENUATING CIRCUSMTANCES OFFICE OF THE HOME MINISTER, STATE SECRETARIAT, TRIVANDRUM, KERALA In his entire police career of over three decades, SP CITY Isaac John had never once been inside the State Secretariat chambers, leave alone met his political boss, the powerful State Home Minister Panjakam Radhakrishnan, who was serving a … Continue reading neelwrites/XisforExtenuatingcircumstances/-A-ZChallenge/fiction/24/04/2018


  A-Z CHALLENGE W IS FOR  WARPED SOULS  WORSE THAN HELL By Neel Anil Panicker “TO WHOMSOVER IT MAY CONCERN” My name is Lekshmi Muthuswamy. I am a resident of Muthuswamy’s, 13 B, OFF PARRY’S ROAD, Panampally Nagar, Cochin. I am married to Prakasham Muthuswamy, who is the  Chairman-cum- Managing Director of the Rs 20,000 … Continue reading neelwrites/WisforWarpedSoul/A-ZChallenge/fiction/23/04/2018


V IS FOR VILE (A-Z CHALLENGE) By Neel Anil Panicker Six o ‘clock on a Tuesday evening was a little too early  for the well heeled patrons of the Greater Cochin Metropolitan Club to coverge and let loose their hair over a round of drinks and some delectable lip smacking gastronomic delights prepared by the legendary Head Chef Joseph and his hardworking team … Continue reading neelwrites/A-ZChallenge/VisforVile/fiction/22/04/2018


U IS FOR AN UBER-COOL IDEA (#A-ZCHALLENGE) By Neel Anil Panicker Residence of the Deputy Collector, Cochin Metropolitan City: Half an hour has gone by and IAS Officer has shown no sign of slowing down. He’s  pacing the full length of the large badminton court on the far right corner of his Deputy Collector’s Bungalow. … Continue reading neelwrites/uisforanuber-coolidea/A-ZChallenge/21/04/2018


T IS FOR TROUBLES (A-Z CHALLENGE) PRIYA DARLING  By Neel Anil Panicker ‘You seem to be elsewhere tonight. Is everything all right, King Kong?’ Prakasham extended his arm and picked up the glass of whisky from the side table. Half reclining against the wall, he drank its contents in one gulp and then lighted a … Continue reading neelwrites/TisforTroubles/A-ZChallenge/fiction/20/04/2018


S IS FOR SECRET (A-Z CHALLENGE) SKELETONS IN THE CUPBOARD By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Willie, what makes you so sure that either of the two, or both, that is IAS Officer Rajesh Yadav and his father-in-law the buisness tycoon Prakasham Mujthuswamy could be the murderers?” Detective Willie stabbed a finger at a blank A4 sized … Continue reading neelwrites/SisforSecret/A-ZChallenge/fiction/19/04/2019


LOVE ‘UNCHAINED’ PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy By Neel Anil Panicker Sheeba craned her neck as her eyes bored holes into the sky. Somewhere, from behind the skein of silvery white, she knew, she believed to be so, watched her Steve, the one who was now one with the stars. ‘Look my love. Revenge … Continue reading neelwrites/loveunchained/fridayfictioneers/shorttsory/100words/19/04/2018


My name is ASIFA. It’s OK: Go ahead and take my name. For, I am not a survivor. Anyways how does it matter to me now that i am no more. I don;t even have the right to feel ashamed. And why should I? In fact those who should feel ashamed, those whose names you … Continue reading neelwrites/mynameisasifa/justiceforasifa/18/04/2018


R IS FOR RATTLED #A-Z CHALLENGE RAGING BULLS By  Neel Anil Panicker “You put me into this mess. Now you better clean it or I will spill the beans to the police.” ‘And risk being put behind bars for the rest of your life. Would that be ok, my dear father in law?’ Prakasham Muthuswamy … Continue reading neelwrites/Risforrattled/A-ZChallenge/fiction/18/04/2018


PLAYING FOR HIGH STAKES By Neel Anil Panicker “No questions. I thought we’re on a date.” Sabina looked across her chair at the man seated opposite. Rakish. He looked handsome, in a rugged sort of way. Like the the way they show them in those Wild West Black & White movies of yore: Tall, thick … Continue reading neelwrites/playingforhighstakes/sundayphotofiction/fiction/200words/17/04/2018