Kindle: A Sandwich Collection

The Sad End Of Lal

Viruses! This short story was written in 1992 and deals with viruses from outer space. If this virus was a real entity, like Covid-19, it would have really devasted the world. Covid-19 only kills the host, especially, the one with serious underlying health issues and can be easily counter-reacted by the body's own immune system within weeks and then be safe-guarded against further attacks. However, the virus in this story brings about an exterme uncontrollable, phyiscial, aggression in infected people creating a chaotic and a violent world -- it makes people to do things that they otherwise will never do.

Behold The Man They Call Christ

Ever wondered who Jesus Christ could have been? Was he really the person the Bible says. The son of God who had an earthly body and an earthly character, suffered earthly pains, and then died an earthly death. Was there ever Jesus Christ of the Bible. So far it is all hear say, and what evidence there is of his existence does not stand up to any scientific analysis. For this reason Jesus Christ can not be taken seriously as a real entity. It may be true that there was Jesus Christ a man, not Jesus Christ the son of God, or even that there was no such person Jesus Christ. He was just a fictitious character to steer the people into a specific direction. Or there indeed was Jesus Christ the son of God only that he was really a being from an advanced civilization -- Earth in future or another planet that the universe is infested with. Whatever the Man's origins, Behold The Man They Call Christ tries to give an explanation of the presence of this man on Earth.

The Moonman

The most important question that faces man primarily is how did the Universe come about, and secondarily how did mankind emerged. Though the origins of life is an open arena ( life came from outer space as microbes -- much like the water on Earth been brought by comets -- and then evolved or life actually got created on Earth itself and evolved) the same cannot be said about Mankind. It is easy to bring about microbial life and maintainit but to create macro life is a very complex process and generally involves very long periods of evolution. The origins of mankind, in evolutionary route, cannot be accounted within a period of million years; it has to be in thousand of million years of which we do not have evidence of. How do we then explain the origins of mankind? One hypothesis is that mankind was a bespoke creation, created by aliens who landed on Earth and mated with the then most compatible species of Earth -- the popular missing link theory. Nowadays everyone has come to accept the fact that we are not alone in the unimaginable universe; there is life teeming in the vast voids of space, and most of this life is million times more intelligent than us very much like us compared to the microbes. The story is purely a sci-fi wrapping the core concept that mankind is a result of a product and not evolution -- an idea that is well within the realms of science.

Birth Of The Planet Of Apes

The concept that monkeys can be represented as a superior race, as brought to prominence by the novel Monkey Planet by Pierre Boulle and then elevated to a rational status by Hollywood through its Planet of Apes films, is not a modern concept. This concept has been in existence since nearly three thousand years before Christ in the Indian chronicles, Ramayana. However, sadly, neither the films nor the chronicles give an explanation of their being. The Birth of the Planet Of Apes points the readers to the apparent evolution of these creatures. This story was written in 1990s.

Count Kinkinsee -- The Milk Drinking Vampire

After lust, the most intense emotion a mammalian life has is love. This is clearly seen from an insignificant animal to the ultimate animal - a human being. While lust is physical, meant for procreation, Love is spiritual, meant to hold and bring various persons together. Normally Nature tries to forbid inappropriate relationships between various species due to physical attributes and appearances but this has not been fruitful as we humans have shown love for different species from us and vice-versa. Though the difference between a vampire and a human is not an extreme one as both species have identical physical, and some common emotional attributes, a liaison of these two species is not achievable unless one of the parties converts into the nature of the other party. Of course a productive and a useful conversion would be to become a human. Like brute force on one hand, Love on the other hand is also a reckonable power. History is full of examples of where the power of love have achieved magnificent feats, like the Taj Mahal and Shakespeare. This short story is an expansion of a poem of the same name written in 1990. The story was written in 1992 and had been dormant till now. This is the second of this type of creation; the other one is 'Behold The Man They Call Christ'.

Mahesh Patel's Poetry A Personal Introduction

Though I'm not a professional writer (one cannot survive on merely words except for politicians or pakhandis), I had a very strong interest in writing from an early age. I am not a contemporary writer nor would like to be one. All my works are written in the mannerism of traditional writers; authors and poets whose contents strongly adhere to the art of the subject. Nowadays, the trend in literature is very much like that in art: we have authors writing content that demonises the art that they explore and poets churning up all kinds of weird styles and breaking every poetry rule. Yet schools and writing institutes are adamant for their pupils to learn the works of traditional writers as old as half a millennium. Regrettably this is the irony. Writers writing in the styles and the mannerisms of the bygone geniuses are heavily criticised and castrated for their efforts in the present literary climate. The gurus of the literary world are interested in 'copyca' writers - writers who could emulate their contemporaries, not have their own mannerisms. I hope you will like this introductory collection; I have not brought out this booklet to incite you or put a bad taste in your mouth. I am just pissed-off with the guardians of poetry and like to prove that they are really a bunch of morons. If I am right then this booklet has exceeded its goal. This is a radical and controversial collection, as is my style.

The House At The Edge Of Hell

Mankind has come a long, long way from its earliest days. While other species, like sharks, horses, bats, frogs, birds and, of course, apes -- far, far older than man (man only started to appear around 100,000 years ago) -- are stuck into a time warp, man has completely changed his appearance both mentally and physically. Not only this but with his lightening - fast acceleration of acquiring intelligence, he is rewriting Nature's, many, many million years, set textbook.

Fuckers & Suckers

Most of the views in this collection are outdated, but as with history we should not erase them from our chronicles.


The short-short stories in this collection were all written for Seven's short story competition - a TV magazine supplement of Bristol Evening Post Saturday's issue. The rules of the competition were the story had to start of, include, or end of with lines provided by the magazine, and that the story should be bound within 800 words only.