IT’S A DATE PHOTO PROMPT © Carla Bicomong By Neel Anil Panicker Joshua, the 91-year-old patriarch of the Mathai family is an angry man. Patriarch and Mathai family__both are misnomers. Blame it on Nature’s fury. In just one night, the waters have swallowed his entire clan of 27. Three sons, their wives, their children, the … Continue reading neelwrites/apocalypse/fridayfictioneers/kerala/tragedy/shortstory/realisticfiction/100words/22/08/2018

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CRASH LANDING By Neel Anil Panicker Knee high, insulated, timberland, wellington, combat, comfort, work…the list seemed endless. Boots, boots, and then some more. Rajat Banerjee had never seen so many types of shoes in his entire three score something lifetime. An hour later when he stepped out of La Footsie, he had lightened up his … Continue reading neelwrites/crashlanding/flashfictionfor aspiringwriters/shorttsory/31/07/2018


[Enter Post Title Here]     DARKENED MEMORIES By Neel Anil Panicker During the nights the house or whatever remained of it looked even more evil, resting at it were on the very edge of the desolate village, oddly slanted towards the left as a triangular roof jutted out from the centre and met the … Continue reading neelwrites/darkenedmemories/fiction/threelinetales/191words/26/01/2018


Hosted by Reena at COPING UP (SHORT STORY/FICTION) By Neel Anil Panicker Salsa, said one. Solo world travel, offered another. Yet another, this one, a well meaning distant Uncle from my long gone mother’s side mooted painting. And this knowing that I had earlier, and that was a good two decades ago, dabbled in Fine … Continue reading neelwrites/copingup/reena;sexplorationchallemge#20/shortstory/fiction/18/01/2018


Hosted BY ROCHELLEWISOFF at ICED PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson By Neel Anil Panicker Earlier it wasn’t so the case; she loved them, the winters. The luxuriously languorous all night slumber into la la land; the achingly slow waking up to the smell of hot as molten lava garden fresh coffee, the touch of warm veined fingers on … Continue reading neelwrites/iced/fridayfictioneers/flash/fiction/shortstory/99words/08/12/2017


FRIDAY FICTIONEERS hosted by the doyenne of charming historical fiction Rochelle at 8 September 2017 GETTING LOST PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman By Neel Anil Panicker Ever since Arushi died, it seems he’s lost it. Barren lands, the ominous skies above, the whistling of the westerly winds, the scary feel of giant lizards creeping through tattered … Continue reading neelwrites/gettinglost/FF/shortstory/07/09/2017


WRITESPIRATION #124 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 29 Hosted by Sacha Black at This week tell your story using dialogue only. HANGING UP By Neel Anil Panicker “Why don’t you pick up the phone?” ‘What’s it? I’m busy’ “I want to speak to you.” ‘You’ve spoken enough?’ “No, I want to say something.” … Continue reading neelwrites/52weeksin52wordschallenge/fiction/dialogue/20/07/2017


HELL HATH NO FURY  (175 words) This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan. Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt! By Neel Anil Panicker  Stepping out of the elevator, Mona walked past the array of glass fronted shops, her eyes fixed at the right corner. Earlier she had spotted the two, Charles and his … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfAW/hellhathnofury/fiction/18/04/2017


A FALL FROM THE SKIES By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Asshole, he should have told me this”, Clare swore under her breath. She stepped off the steps and stood against the rocky edges. She looked up to see how far below she had come. Loomed above a staircase to the skies. ‘I should have stayed at … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/googlestreetview/30/12/2016