Poring over books Faces, cheerful, some anxious, Tripping over tips. Parents hover, zombie like_ worrying, praying, cheering. #neelanilpanicker #cbse #classten #boardexamss #students #poem #haiku  


A COLD VIGIL   By Neel Anil Panicker It was the third continuous night and BSF constable Avdhesh Ramgharia had not taken his eyes off the ‘snowman’. From his post, an all stone square cubicle, cleverly camouflaged with thick green foliage, he adjusted the curvature of his long range telescopic lens and peered into the … Continue reading neelwrites/acoldvigil/sundayphotofiction/shortstory/fiction/200words/05/03/2018


A COSTLY FLING By Neel Anil Panicker  It started out pretty innocently, a casual dalliance, a mere fling, one of those outings that two high ranking and married individuals engage in when work demands drive them to spend endless hours closeted together on weekends. But in between poring over voluminous data and  decoding intricate red … Continue reading neelwrites/costlyfling/fiction/sixsentencestories/19/02/2018


  What makes you so shy My heart breaks into a sigh, cheeks rush to blush__why! ©neelanilpanicker2018  #poem #haiku RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #187 Shy&Blush  


Earthly bonds bind me Heart’s wings strain to soar upwards    tireless is my quest. Seeker of eternal truths, Onward my flight continues. (c)neelanilpanicker2018 #poem #haiku


STUNTED GROWTH PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Son, see that tree over there?’ “That’s barely a tree, Dad.” ‘Son, that’s the work of man. Evil men. Precisely, a few evil men.’ “Dad, what do they want?” ‘Son, they want to claim the tree for themselves, roots and all. Each warring group … Continue reading neelwrites/stuntedgrowth/fiction/fridayfictioneers/100words/01/02/2018


BRIGHT AS LIGHT By Neel Anil Panicker Father, I feel lost, of no use. My life has turned pitch dark and shorn of all light. “That’s not the case, my son. There’s light at the end of the tunnel?” Father, but I see no tunnel, no light? Where is it? “Son, you are mistaken. Look … Continue reading neelwrites/brightaslight/FFfAW/shortstory/175words/30/01/2018


THE FALL By Neel Anil Panicker The climb up the steps, all fourteen floors of it, was a drain. After a while, his lungs still gasping for breath, his head a wobbly ball, he opened his eyes and gazed down. There is a certain serenity in heights, he concurred. The city lights were a distant … Continue reading neelwrites/thefall/fiction/shorttsory/28/01/2018


Hosted BY ROCHELLEWISOFF at 12 January 2018 THE TRAP PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter By Neel Anil Panicker The hours ebbed by and so did her life. Lathered in her own blood and bile, Shrishti lay on the floor, a sorry near comatose figure. On the third day, she stirred. And when the bones of … Continue reading neelwrites/thetrap/fridayfictioneers/fiction/sshortstory/100words/11/01/2018


FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 9, 2018 Hosted by Priceless Joy at WAR ROOM By Neel Anil Panicker “You are making a huge mistake, Chella”. The 47-year-old leader of Peoples’ War Group stared at his childhood friend Jagdamba Mahto. The two were holed up in a cave deep inside the Bhadraharsotwa Jungles. Not many in the extreme left wing party … Continue reading neelwrites/warroom/FFfAW/flashfiction/175words/09/01/20118