PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell A STEP AHEAD By Neel Anil Panicker ‘So are you telling me that the killer, whoever he is, was stupid enough to walk through the school’s frontgate, wing his way past the Principal’s Office, the front window of which overlooks the frontyard, then coolly climb up the iron bar steps, … Continue reading neelwrites/fridayfictioneers/astepahead/detectivechacko/crime/flash/fiction/100days/17/10/2018


MY CHEMISTRY WITH BIOLOGY By Neel Anil Panicker Teenaged pangs for boys much like birth pangs  for expectant mothers and exam pangs for students are just that__ a well worn out truism that’s as old as the hills. And so it was with me as I stepped into my teens and found myself palpitating, hyperventilating … Continue reading neelwrites/chemistrywithbiology/shortstory/humour/239words/non-fiction/memoirs/24/09/2018

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EMPTY BLACK BOARD; EMPTIER LIVES This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan! By Neel Anil Panicker It was the only ‘school’ In the entire 200 sqaure mile desert stretch that is the Rann of Kutch. In fact to call it a school would be an anchronism. For, it wasn’t like it … Continue reading neelwrites/emptyblackboards, emptierdreams/FFfAW/fiction/shortstory/10/04/2018


FFfAW Challenge-Week of November 14, 2017 Hosted by the ever charming Priceless Joy at WRITING’S ON THE WALL By Neel Anil Panicker As a kid Inspector Sharma hated going to school. While his classmates unfailingly attended school even on days when they felt slightly under the weather hoping that by just walking past the imposing school portals, … Continue reading neelwrites/writingonthewall/FFfAW/fiction/flash/shortstory/14/11/2017


Hosted by the enterprising and ever helpful Reena at What is it that makes you feel powerful? What is that strength which makes your time on this planet worthwhile? FLY ME HIGH UP THE SKY By Neel Anil Panicker MONDAY, 12 NOON, FACULTY ROOM ‘Dammit, I have another class after this. Hate teaching a … Continue reading neelwrites/flymehigh/reena’sexplorationchallenge#week6#1884words/10/05/2017


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


WELCOME ! 130th Challenge Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Week of 08-29 through 09-04-2017 Hosted by PJ at   THE ‘HOLE’ MYSTERY This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jade M. Wong. Thank you Jade! By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Ronnie says it’s a Polo.’ Apollo? The mission to the Moon? ‘No, no Doc. What he … Continue reading neelwrites/theholemystery/FFfAW/fiction/171words/29/08/2017


Three Line Tales, Week 73 Hosted at How green is my grass photo by Christian Widell via Unsplash By Neel Anil Panicker “It’s going to be an exclusive affair__just the management, teachers, and students. They would love to hear from one of their own, especially one whose spectacular success is such a classic rags to riches … Continue reading neelwrites/greengrass/threelinetales/100/22/06/2017