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


NO LUCK TONIGHT  (99 words) PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Sir, I’m extremely sorry, today we won’t be able to serve you Peppy Paneer Pizza’. Christopher couldn’t believe his ears. “Won’t be able to serve…what bullshit is this?” A volley of profuse apologies soon met their match in a fusillade of … Continue reading neelwrites/FF/nolucktonight/17/05/2017


Chicago Not so Black ‘n’ White  (150 words) GENRE: HISTORICAL FICTION Chad Robertson with his family. By Neel Anil Panicker The old man sank further into the chair, the words of the policeman accused of killing his grandson still ringing in his years. ‘Officer, please explain the circumstances under which you shot dead Chad Robertson? … Continue reading neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/blacknwhite/fiction/150words/02/05/2017


BIDING TIME By Neel Anil Panicker  (175 words) “I know that you know that we are meant for each other.” From across the table she smiled awkwardly, not knowing what else to do. Her eyes gazed around at the cheap restaurant tucked in a dirty nondescript bylane far removed from her gated sanitized high society … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/bidinghertime/175words/25/04/2017


ELIXIR  (250 words) By Neel Anil Panicker When I finally told Shabana about wanting a divorce,  she laughed and said, “You must be crazy. Where will you get another woman, rich and beautiful like me? I replied that I wanted peace. To which she had shot back, “ No one can get peace.” It’s all … Continue reading neelwrites/ThursdayPhotoPrompt/elixir/24/04/2017


Gardening And More  (199 words) © John Brand Neel Anil Panicker “Tell me, what did you see?” ‘Sir, This afternoon I was here pruning the flowers when I heard a loud noise from upstairs, as if a gun had gone off. I dropped my wheelbarrow and rushed into the bungalow. Madam was lying on the … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/gardening/fiction/23/04/2017


SHOOING AWAY (99 words) PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero By Neel Anil Panicker I know those types, the ones who masquerade other peoples’ lives, hiding their ugliness behind daubs of garish makeup, complete with mascara, eye toner and false eyelashes. The ones who coat their fat sized bodies in see through chiffons and cruise the … Continue reading neelwrites/FF/virago/100words/fiction/19/04/2017


A Deathly Affair  (200 words) Photo © Jade M Wong By Neel Anil Panicker  The twelve metronomic chimes of the clock on the opposite wall didn’t stir Michael. His body lay slunk on the sofa, puny legs sprawled on the bed as if orphaned from the rest of his frail body, the eyes__half dreary, their … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/fiction/200words/18/04/2017


A MIXED OFFERING This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria! By Neel Anil Panicker Gloria was differient things to different people. For the students at the Christian school where she volunteered she was a live dynamo with an infectious smile, a chatterbox with ever ready answers that … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/FFaW/shortstory/200words/11/04/2017


A RIDE TO REMEMBER  (99 words) PHOTO PROMPT © Jellico’s Stationhouse By Neel Anil Panicker Wagging her little finger towards the WW1 era metallic grey bicycle, Sara said, “Why don’t you dispose that off?” Greatgrandpa drew in a sharp breath and hoisted his youngest greatgrandchild onto his quivering lap. “If it were not for it, … Continue reading neelwrites//FF/fiction/shortstory/99words/06/04/2017