In Your Smile and Other Short Stories, author Manu Peter presents four contemporary short stories that explore friendship, loss, love, family, romance, and karma. In Your Smile, a young man named Nathan chooses the rough road when faced with a life threatening diagnosis and attempts to live his life to the fullest. It is a fathers worst nightmare. When the peace of his familys lives is shattered by violence, Vishwanathana proud and traditional manseeks karmic balance in The Father. Four Friends face lifes rites of passage together. As friendships blossom into romance for some, marriage pushes some to evolve, others face the challenges and rewards of professional milestones, and some are left in the shadow of these accomplishments. They will all learn just how precious and strong the bonds of true friendship are. In Risen from the Ashes, Stephens world rocks when he learns that a disability is going to take over his life. Will he relent or fight back with vigor to take back control of his life and become a beacon of light to those just like him? An exploration of the meaning of love, loss, friendship, and redemption, Your Smile and Other Short Stories is the first work of Manu Peter, a new author from the United Arab Emirates.