It happens just so often. There’s a bolt from the blue, a tingling within the soul, and inspiration strikes, and words begin flowing freely. This is how most of Neil D’Silva’s short stories are created. In a flash!

Mercy Gleeson hasn’t yet overcome the loss of her boyfriend last year. She lives alone, battling her depression. Until, this Valentine’s Day, he mysteriously shows up at her door, all dressed up in a tux and holding a bouquet of white orchids.

Hank Greenhorn hates Christmas, so much so that he spoils everyone’s Christmas. It takes a strange intervention to make him mend his ways. This is an out-of-the-ordinary Christmas parable for children and adults alike.

An over-burdened daughter comes to her father with a strange request, that she wants to be born again. But is rebirth the solution, even if it were possible?

 A thirteen-year old boy is introduced to his next-door neighbor, Marlena, who ignites passions in him that he had never known before.

 A wounded war soldier meets another in his final moments, and a strange comradeship is struck.

 Living alone with her partner is full of ups and downs. To the world, he is her protector, but is that really true? The climax is a revelation.

 A superstar has achieved everything he wanted. It is time for his final performance, a performance that he feels would make history.

 Death comes with silent feet and spares no one. But what if one were to change its course, change the very destiny of death?

 Parker Greene is dying. But as he dies, a shocking revelation awaits him.

 A photographer brings a strange but extraordinarily beautiful woman home. Slowly, he begins to realize this is not going to be as enjoyable a ride as he hoped it to be.

 A devout young woman, abducted by a mysterious stranger, finds her faith tested.

 A brother, living under the shadow of his older brother, discovers an ancient family curse, and uses it to his advantage.

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