BEST SERVED COLD    (99 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
By Neel Anil Panicker

“George Clifton, the 65-year-old owner of Clifton Estate was found murdered today, his throat slit with a sharp edged weapon. This is the very Estate  where 20 years ago…”

Bhura switched off the television set, struck a match, and watched as the newspaper cutting  burnt to ashes.

Its contents read, ‘Allahabd Police have discovered the body of an around 25 year old woman, from inside Clifton Estate. The partially burnt body bore several knife wounds. A postmortem report confirmed rape. A three-month old child, believed to be the woman’s, was found beside the body whom the killer/s left unharmed.’

(c)neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #short story #99 words

This is in response to the weekly FRIDAY FICTIONEERS CHALLENGE HOSTED BY the amazing Rochelle at


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The Mystery of the Full Moon

Poetic Words


Something wondrous about a full moon night,

when shadows come to play

and the clouds drift by,

blown by the night winds.

Trying to hide the moon,

they play hide and seek.

Moonlight so mysterious,

something magical about it,

wandering in its light,

bringing feelings of romance so right.

Moonlight more special than candlelight,

the feeling, the power, and the aura.

When a full moon shines bright,

it brings restlessness,

a need to wander about

or dance among the moonbeams.

Full moon nights,

bring no sleep,

the wonder of watching the moon and the stars,

play with the clouds and the shadows.

Long into the night,

listening to night creatures,

calling from a far,

where the mournful hoot of an owl calls –

Who, who are you?

Magical wonders on mysterious,

full moonlight drenched nights.

When in my dreams the moon,

like a gentlemen in a tux,

comes down to earth,

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Photo-Fiction #81



Can you tell a story in 300 words? Here’s the challenge.

Write a fictional piece of no more than 300 words based on this picture. You pick your poison, poetry or story. Please don’t forget to, mention this post in yours, and link back here i.e. include a link to this post in your post on your blog, so we can check out your work. Happy writing guys, have fun, I look forward to reading what you all come up with.

Don’t have a blog but still want to submit a story? Do you have an interesting picture you would like to see our participants write on? Contact me at and submit. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stories or pieces submitted in the way much contain the Authors Name and a short bio in the body of the email.

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writing in north norfolk

Scimitar wings
cut through the air:
falcon of kings
a silent movie villain
his black moustache.

Dark and angular,
this fearsome hunter
hangs motionless.

Tail clenched,
closing wings into a stoop,
he bullets towards his prey,
banks and shoots away

out of sight.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

PeregrineImage found on Pinterest

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver No 110 – Sight – 23rd March

This week we are weaving tales where sight is important. It could anything that brings physical and or spiritual satisfaction.

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