neelwrites/fearnotfear/photochallenge/flash/musings/237words/09/10/2018

FEAR NOT FEAR By Neel Anil Panicker She’s been with me for long. She’s my constant companion, so to say. She sleeps by me and then, come morn, she wakes up beside me. At times, on cold wintry mornings, she beats me to it. And then when I wake up, groggy eyed and sidle up … Continue reading neelwrites/fearnotfear/photochallenge/flash/musings/237words/09/10/2018

neelwrites/loversknownotno/flash/fiction/shortstory/257words/07/10/2018

LOVERS KNOW NOT ‘NO’ By Neel Anil Panicker “No, it’s not a good idea”. ‘What, taking what is yours, or us, running away from our homes and building a future for ourselves?’ Neelima opened her mouth to say something but caught herself as she eyed a couple of middle aged men approaching the corner. It … Continue reading neelwrites/loversknownotno/flash/fiction/shortstory/257words/07/10/2018

neelwrites/apumpkinstory/fiction/flash/shortstory/FOWC/260words/02/10/2018

  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

neelwriyes/thisdogbites/sundayphotofiction/flash/shortstory/27/05/2019

THIS DOG BITES By Neel Anil Panicker ‘It’s a miracle she’s alive. They almost broke open her skull. I know it’s police work. But still don’t trouble her much.’ Inspector Vincent Pala of Kozhikode Rural Police Station nodded his head as Dr John Abraham walked out of the third floor ICU room of Mary’s Hospital. … Continue reading neelwriyes/thisdogbites/sundayphotofiction/flash/shortstory/27/05/2019

neelwrites/thequarry/fiction/flash/100wordwednesday/crime/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/25/05/2018

THE QUARRY By Neel Anil Panicker Inspector Sharma peered through his long range telescopic lens at Antop Hill that looked like an ant hill bathed in sheer white. Nothing much of significance as far as the eye could see. He shifted his gaze towards the foothills, at the river front, then slowly zooming in on … Continue reading neelwrites/thequarry/fiction/flash/100wordwednesday/crime/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/25/05/2018

neelwrites/SPF/gardening/fiction/23/04/2017

Gardening And More  (199 words) © John Brand Neel Anil Panicker “Tell me, what did you see?” ‘Sir, This afternoon I was here pruning the flowers when I heard a loud noise from upstairs, as if a gun had gone off. I dropped my wheelbarrow and rushed into the bungalow. Madam was lying on the … Continue reading neelwrites/SPF/gardening/fiction/23/04/2017

neelwrites/FFfPP/fiction/shortstory/200words/17/04/2017

THE WAITING GAME  (200 words) By Neel Anil Panicker Eighteen year olds hell bent on taking their lives fall into two categories. If you were James Ekka, Jim to the legions of his admirers, and one who owned the meanest set of two wheels this side of Hyderabad, you would call it quits in super … Continue reading neelwrites/FFfPP/fiction/shortstory/200words/17/04/2017

neelwrites//FF/fiction/shortstory/99words/06/04/2017

A RIDE TO REMEMBER  (99 words) PHOTO PROMPT © Jellico’s Stationhouse By Neel Anil Panicker Wagging her little finger towards the WW1 era metallic grey bicycle, Sara said, “Why don’t you dispose that off?” Greatgrandpa drew in a sharp breath and hoisted his youngest greatgrandchild onto his quivering lap. “If it were not for it, … Continue reading neelwrites//FF/fiction/shortstory/99words/06/04/2017

neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/words/

  BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS By Neel Anil Panicker Makhan Lal offers one last look at the arid expanse before him. All his weary eyes can spot are acres upon acres of barren fields. Sweat-lathered tears stream down his heavily lined visage and die slow deaths on his bare-chested, all boned torso. This year’s been … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/words/

neelwritesfiction/shortstory/200words/02/2017

Sweet Dome, Take Me Home   ( 200 words) By Neel Anil Panicker “Will we fly away to our new home in this? Julie asked as she circled around the hexagonal sky blue blue dome. An hour had passed since our arrival and there was no signs of her excitement abating. “Momma, I have counted. There … Continue reading neelwritesfiction/shortstory/200words/02/2017