A VERY PUMPKIN STORY By Neel Anil Panicker “You can boil it, steam it, roast it. And guess what! It’s the best things for failing vision, low blood pressure and has a million antioxidant properties” Manohar looked askance at his friend of thirty plus years and wondered whether the old man had crossed all … Continue reading neelwrites/apumpkinstory/fiction/flash/shortstory/FOWC/260words/02/10/2018


DEFINITELY SOMETHING By Neel Anil Panicker “Nothing, nothing is the matter”. Rajesh opened his mouth to say something but then quickly checked himself. She’s definitely hiding something, for sure, he said to himself. He flipped boringly through the pages of ‘The President is Missing’, the book he, an absolute non-enthusiast of political thrillers, was trying … Continue reading neelwrites/shortstory/fiction/sentencestarter/nothing10/06/2018


SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY By Neel Anil Panicker “You need to be a little flexible, after all what’s life without a little give and take?” Inspector Sharma scratched the edge of his nose; immediately, a sticky wetness ringed his index fingers.   Damn’t! He was losing his cool, getting nervous, a condition that he knew … Continue reading neelwrites/sleepingwiththeenemy/sixsentencestories/fiction/shortstory/21/05/2018


Six Sentence Stories Cue of the Week Hosted by at JOULIE AND SKIPS at This week’s cue is FLEECE. LATE REALIZATION By Neel Anil Panicker She put a fleece over all his indiscretions ever standing by and supporting him, come rain or shine. He mistook her devoted wife, ever loyal, ever reliable Rock of Gibralter … Continue reading neelwrites/laterealization/sixsentencestories/fiction/flash/shortstory/137words/21/11/2017


Welcome to Week 94 of Three Line Tales. Hosted by SONYA at SINKING IN photo by Scott Umstattd via Unsplash   By Neel Anil Panicker I wake up groggy eyed; last night’s indulgences stare down at me, half mocking, half pitying, unspooling in slow motion the debauchery of soiled existences.   The passion soaked proclamations of undying love; the neatly … Continue reading neelwrites/sinkingin/threelinetales/shortstory/flashfiction/17/11/2017


Welcome to Six Sentence Stories Hosted by JOULIE at This week’s cue is MARBLE. HOLY COW! By Neel Anil Panicker “What the …? Have you lost your marbles?  How on earth can you even dream about it?” ‘Why? What’s wrong with Mary? I mean she’s fun, laughs a lot, and is hot to boot. What more could … Continue reading neelwrites/holycow!/sixsentencestories/flash/shortstory17/11/2017


Hosted by the charming Zoe at This week’s cue for you to use any way you like within six well written, and structurally sound sentences, compiled into any genre you like… is…..drumroll please….UP! UP ‘N DOWN LIKE A YO YO By Neel Anil Panicker Pity some of us aren’t either aware of or chose to … Continue reading neelwrites/up’n’downlikeayoyo/sixsentencestories/fiction/28/09/2017


Hosted by the wonderful Reena at LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT By Neel Anil Panicker Remember students, you need a fantabulous vocabulary… eschew, virago, déjà vu, venal, rectitude…you must be able to roll off the meanings of these and words even more tougher in a jiffy, without batting an eyelid. Besides, your understanding … Continue reading neelwrites/lifeiswhatyoumakeofit/shortstory/catology/02/fiction/reena’sexplorationchallenge/12/-9/2017


Six Sentence Stories Cue of the Week This week’s cue is BORDER. Hosted by Zoe at STARING INTO THE BORDER By Neel Anil Panicker From where he is crouched in his narrow prison bed, he can see there is a hole, a big gaping hole the size of a man’s fist around the granite stone square … Continue reading neelwrites/border/sixsentencestories/partthirteenofadangerouslove/fiction/195words/21/08/2017


Six sentences any way you like using the cue of the week.  This week’s cue is STAND! Hosted by Zoe at A LATE LESSON By Neel Anil Panicker All his life he had refused to take a stand. It was as if he had no backbone; was a puppet whose strings were pulled by … Continue reading neelwrites/stand/sixsentencestories/19owords/20/07/2017