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


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


EASY COME, EASY GO- GANGS OF DELHI- EPISODE 1 (FICTION/NOVELLA) By Neel Anil Panicker The sky is a bluish white spread, white empty of all dark clouds. From behind the snow capped mountain peaks the sun peeps in and begins to shower its slow brilliance on the wind swept landscapes below. The tall cinder trees … Continue reading neelwrites/gangsofdelhi/bawana/fiction/novella/21/01/2018


  #MICROMONDAYS #MicroMondays – The magic number for this week is 39, and it is from the 39th page of the book we have our prompt. IT SOUNDED SIMPLE IN THEORY Hosted at By Neel Anil Panicker Do a recee of a bank; rent a shop adjoining it; drill a hole upto the locker room; … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstorey/39words/09/12/2017


This short historical fiction story was written for a weekly fiction challenge titled Six Sentence Stories Cue of the Week: SHAKE MAY 7, 2017ZOE This week’s cue is SHAKE. six sentences, any genre, use the cue somehow, post and link on Thursday, hop, hop, hop.   SHAKING IT, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STYLE Richard Nixon and … Continue reading neelwrites/sixsentencestories/rocknroll/167words/historicalfiction/11/05/2017


THE PIZZA KILLER   (99 words) PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson By Neel Anil Panicker They looked like any other__the rooms, all three of them, from where the bodies were discovered, the arms and legs tightly bound, the heads neatly decapitated. In one, a music stereo was still playing Alicias Keyes on auto tune. Another walled … Continue reading neelwrites/FF/fiction/shortstory/99words/13/04/2017


THE LOVERS’ CURSE   (100 words) PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma By Neel Anil Panicker A grieving lover is no grasshopper. It’s been two years since she died, though memories of her dwell longer, eons perhaps, as Rajesh walks past the college corridors to take the day’s first class, head bent and blind to students’ sniggers; … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FF/100words/09/03/2017


Hammerfest, Norway THE RED HOUSE   (150 words) By Neel Anil Panicker Inside the house by the corner slope, the man paced up and down in his drawing room, his knee-high steel coated boots furiously tapping into the wooden floors. His eyes glanced at the clock on the wall__fifteen past two. He had time though not … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/whatpegmansaw/150words/06/02/2017


Dear Friends, I am sorry but like Lain Kelly, I too couldn’t stop myself from writing something that reflects the changed political reality of our times. Neel. TRUMPING THE WALL  (200 words) By Neel Anil Panicker ‘The screws of the world’, Richard muttered under his breath as he turned off the television. Killings, hatred, bombings, … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory#SPF#200wo/02/02/2017


MAN WITH NO COUNTRY  (150 words) By Neel Anil Panicker It is a war scene outside Buffalo Niagara International Airport this Thursday afternoon. My name is Zan Win. The last I came here was a month ago, in December. My two sons were joining us from Myanmar. I‘ve been standing here for six hours. The … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/whatpegmansaw/150words/30/01/2017