For Three Line Tales, Week 141 UNMASKED By Neel Anil Panicker “Sometimes we need to wear masks to unmask others’ masks”, declared Rajat as he bent over and looked deep into Radha’s eyes. A trifle nonplussed Radha waited for the voices around their corner cafe table to subside before replying, “So, am I to infer … Continue reading


NOT A BAD DEAL By Neel Anil Panicker By the time Chacko realized it was too late. Esther had taken over his life__ lock, stock and barrel. First, it began with a harmless, “Uncle, it’s just for two months. I need it for my exams. Your place is nearest to my college.” He did mind … Continue reading neelwrites/fireweed/fiction/shortstory/99words/10/02/2018


SOMETHING’S FISHY By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Sir, it’s suicide. This guy, name’s Thomas, around sixtyish moonlighted at the hotel__waited tables, occasionally cooked. Seems his fish curry was a favourite among the backpackers. Yesterday, they fished him out of the sea. The manager says he was sprawled on the upper deck floor after shutdown. Had a … Continue reading neelwrites/something’sfishy/fiction/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/100words/08/02/2018


Lust comes clothed in soft kisses Unlocks closed chambers Her body lathers in love. (c)neelanilpanciker2018 #poem #tanka HAIKU PROMPT CHALLENGE RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #186 Body&Close RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #186 Body&Close


WelcomeTo Six Sentence Stories Hosted by ZOE at This week’s cue is TUNE! LINK ‘ER UP! TARGET PRACTICE  By Neel Anil Panicker “Fine tune your ears and latch onto every single word that I am about to say now for a lot of blood is going to be spilt in the next hour or so; simply … Continue reading neelwrites/targetpractice/part31ofadangerouslove/novella/fiction/177words/16/12/2017


Hosted by the wondrously charming Rochelle at WILTED FLOWERS PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Ann Hall By Neel Anil Panicker The entire mantelpiece was chock-a-block with vases in myriad shapes, sizes and colours. One in particular caught his attention. Inspector Sharma’s fingers skirted past the bud, cylinder and cube shaped ones to finally rest on the … Continue reading neelwrites/wiltedflowers/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/fiction/100words/01/11/2017


FRIDAY FICTIONEERS Hosted by ever trustworthy ROCHELLEWISOFF  at RIDING THE WAVES PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz By Neel Anil Panicker Wine glass in hand, Sandra stood at the deck, scanning the horizon. Below, the moon played truant, drawing curvaceous lines on the limpid waters. Her pear shaped eyes gleamed at the memory of the weekend tryst. … Continue reading neelwrites/ridingthewaves/FF/flashfiction/100words/06/10/2017


THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANIARDS (GENRE: HISTORICAL FICTION) By Neel Anil Panicker Magellan was at his wit’s end. Until now everything had gone to plan. Within hours of his sighting the mountains of Simar he had landed at Limasawa, It was easy ‘convincing’ Rajah Siagu, the local ruler. Shortly the entire region had converted to … Continue reading neelwrites/whatpegmansaw/magellan/200words/04/06/2017


A JUNGLE STORY Thursday photo prompt – Green #writephoto #writephoto Thursday photo prompt – Green #writephoto   By Neel Anil Panicker Inspector Iqbal Khan was in a bad mood. He had never been inside a jungle. The closest he had come to a wooded experience was when as a kid he and his cousins had scaled the … Continue reading neelwrites/writephoto/thursdayphotoprompt/hole/12/05/2017/


A FIERY FIESTA   ( 155 words) FFfAW Challenge Week of May 9, 2017 By Neel Anil Panicker “This is heaven, pure bliss! I just can’t believe I am going to live here all my life,” gushed Grace. Her eyes feasted on the colourful splash of marigolds, violets and tatsois, the curly leafed parsleys, the clumps of … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/fieryfiesta/155words/09/05/2017