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


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


24/7 SERVICE By Neel Anil Panicker I was at the hospital when night duty nurse Harleen called out my name. “Mrs Mehta!, you got a call,” she shrieked, her voice shrill and dictatorial. She left the receiver uncovered. “It is a phone call from Mrs Reena!” Boy or girl, she said. With Harleen breathing down … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfPP/03/03/2017


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


SON RISES; SUN SETS By Neel Anil Panicker                 word count: 137 “The old order changeth giving way to the new” ‘Changeth? What fancy language! Tell me in words I understand”. “That’s the problem: You just don’t understand, dear father. I said it is time for you to give way”. “Oh! Is it? And what do … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/150words/FFfAW/17/01/2017

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Microfiction challenge #19: Under the sea A MARRIAGE OF ‘UNEQUALS’ By Neel Anil Panicker ‘She is beautiful, too beautiful for you.’ The ‘you’ at the end was a wee pronounced. Raghav was not immune to its intended effect. Looking across from the table he locked eyes with the dispenser of the words of wisdom. ‘You are … Continue reading neelwritesblog/microfiction challenge#19:Under the sea/fiction/shortstory#02/21/10/2016


Picture Prompt #58 write a story in 150 words using the image below, and that begins with the open ended sentence, “Not often, but sometimes Jeremy would exhibit signs of …” DREAMBOAT By Neel Anil Panicker Not often, but sometimes Raghav would exhibit signs of sheer laziness. On such occasions it would not be unusual … Continue reading neelwritesblog/pictureprompt#58#flashfiction3shortstory#03/13/10/2016


LOVE NOTES By Neel Anil Panicker Is it ok if tonight I fall in love with you? Is it ok if tonight I sleep in your arms? Or, is it that you are a little too busy? Is it ok if tonight I take a few liberties? + You must be angry with me, I … Continue reading neelwritesblog/poem/quatrain#16/11/10/2016