neelwrites/asnakestory/ThreeLineTales/ThreeThingsChallenge/FOWC/27/09/2018

A SNAKE STORY By Neel Anil Panicker I watched them, all little kids, barely five year olds, trying their best to surmount what seemed to them and 20 odd others who were watching__an elephantine problem, which was to somehow make the snake slither out of its jute basket enclosure and dance to their tunes.   … Continue reading neelwrites/asnakestory/ThreeLineTales/ThreeThingsChallenge/FOWC/27/09/2018

neelwrites/we3aringtherightshoes/FFfAW/fiction/shortstory/TTC/FOWC/26/09/2018

WEARING THE RIGHT SHOES By Neel Anil Panicker As the applause reached a crescendo and the jam packed hall reverberated with lusty cheers and thunderous claps, the microphone in the announcer’s hands sprung to life. “We heartily congratulate Comet Technologies for its grand success.” The next few words were drowned in a sea of boisterous … Continue reading neelwrites/we3aringtherightshoes/FFfAW/fiction/shortstory/TTC/FOWC/26/09/2018

neelwrites/chemistrywithbiology/shortstory/humour/239words/non-fiction/memoirs/24/09/2018

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

neelwrites/somefoodforthought/TTC/FOWC/SSS/flash/fiction/169words/24/09/2018

SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT By Neel Anil Panicker Looking at the children, all four of them, staring at her with expressions that screamed ‘FAMISHED’ in bold capital letter, Shristi realised that she needed to do something, and that too in double quick time if she were to avoid risking to wake up the entire neighbourhood. … Continue reading neelwrites/somefoodforthought/TTC/FOWC/SSS/flash/fiction/169words/24/09/2018

neelwrites/highonthehighway/sundayphotofiction/threethingschallenge/fowc/fiction/200words/23/09/2018

 HIGH ON THE HIGHWAY By Neel Anil Panicker The interlocutor turned towards Inspector Sharma and began,” Sir, they say they’re driving on NH 24 when suddenly they heard a screeching sound as if a tyre had burst, and then their car wobbled for a while before crashing into the median. The next thing they know … Continue reading neelwrites/highonthehighway/sundayphotofiction/threethingschallenge/fowc/fiction/200words/23/09/2018

neelwrites/illicitlove/TTC/FFfAW/fowc/storystarter/18/09/2018

ILLICIT LOVE (genre/realistic fiction) By Neel Anil Panicker The moon’s rays formed black and white stripes on the wet surface. Under its fragile glares, Amitesh looked into Shabnam’s eyes as his hands disappeared into the undulating contours of her body. “You were in such a tearing hurry that you forgot to even wear your long johns.” … Continue reading neelwrites/illicitlove/TTC/FFfAW/fowc/storystarter/18/09/2018

neelwrites/chickensoupforthesoul/flash/fiction/TTC/SixSentenceStories/FOWC/283words/14/09/2018

Written for multiple writing prompts: https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/three-things-challenge-13-sept-2018/ FOWC with Fandango — Prism https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/its-six-sentence-story-thursday-link-up-20/ CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL (genre:literaryfiction) By Neel Anil Panicker Ram Bahadur never took his 24/7 job as a hostel cook at St. Paul’s Residential School for Boys lightly; for him it was as important as the Office of the ‘most powerful man on … Continue reading neelwrites/chickensoupforthesoul/flash/fiction/TTC/SixSentenceStories/FOWC/283words/14/09/2018

neelwrites/time’snotonmyside/fridayfictioneers/flashfiction/100words/12/09/2018

Written for: Friday Fictioneers BAD TIME, WORSE TIMING  PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll By Neel Anil Panicker Too near, yet too far: That’s my story this Sunday noon. It’s killing me__this wait. Guess what? The distance between us in no more than an arm’s length. It’s crushing, isn’t it?  To know you can reach out and … Continue reading neelwrites/time’snotonmyside/fridayfictioneers/flashfiction/100words/12/09/2018

neelwrites/the contractkiller/TTC/FOWC/episodethreeoflove,lust,andlonging/09/09/2018

Written for multiple prompts: https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/three-things-challenge-09-sept-2018/ FOWC with Fandango — Comprehensive THE CONTRACT KILLER (genre/crimefiction/thriller) By Neel Anil Panicker The usher, a smart young man in an even smarter red and black gold suit who looked handsome enough to be mistaken for a famous Hindi film hero smiled in recognition and raised his arms to his chest … Continue reading neelwrites/the contractkiller/TTC/FOWC/episodethreeoflove,lust,andlonging/09/09/2018

neelwrites/nochild’splay/TTC/FOWC/detectivechackocrimefictionseries/storystarter/08/09/2018

Written for multiple prompts: https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/three-things-challenge-07-sept-2018/ Today’s things are: cotton candy, Snakes & Ladders, pinwheel FOWC with Fandango — Schedule NO CHILD’S PLAY   By Neel Anil Panicker Detective Chacko avoided children like  the plague. Not that he didn’t like them, or worse, found their antics   boring. The plain fact was that life hadn’t prepared him well enough … Continue reading neelwrites/nochild’splay/TTC/FOWC/detectivechackocrimefictionseries/storystarter/08/09/2018