#AtoZChallenge : Eucatastrophe


The bright summer sun did nothing to lift up her spirit. Questioning life and its ways had become a part of her daily routine. She tried to not think about how unfair life had been. Love and trust were not a part of her life anymore. There was some love lost because of the ways of fate and some love was lost by choice. But life went on. There was a void that she felt, but didn’t try to fill it. But she needed an outlet. She needed to express how she felt. There were a lot of times when she went over the events of her life and often wondered how different life would be if she could rewrite bits and pieces of her life. She had no regrets for the decisions she’d made, but if she could only convince fate to be kinder to her! The story of her life was no where close to eucatastrophe.


But one fine day, she decided to write. She chose to write to express how she felt. The emotions that had lain buried within her, had now found their way out through her words. That became her therapy, her solace, her saving grace. She wasn’t sure if she could ever write a happy ending to the story of her life, but somewhere within her was born the desire to spread smiles, to give a ray of hope, to offer comfort through what she wrote. The what ifs that she’d often thought of in her life, now made way into her stories that spoke of hope for a happy ending. The void that she’d felt earlier didn’t exist anymore. She had found happiness in writing.While she kept writing and putting it out for the world to read, she hadn’t realized how successful she’d been in bringing happiness in the lives of others.


But with a job that took most of her time, it gradually became difficult to write. She was often annoyed at being unable to write as much she’d like to. Her life had gone back to being a search for happiness because unknowingly negativity had crept back in. She began to doubt her ability to such an extent that when the letter arrived, she thought it was joke. She thought that she didn’t deserve it. The letter held an opportunity she couldn’t miss. She’d written stories and now it was time to take charge and do what she had always wanted to. It was an offer to write her first book from a renowned publisher.


She now held on that piece of paper that could change the course of her life. She could now write the story of her life. Was this eucatastrophe that she’d always been looking for? Or was this just the beginning?


Eucatastrophe : A sudden and favourable turn of events in a story ; a happy ending .
Origin : Derived from Greek. Coined by JRR Tolkien 


A tiny note :
This is my 600th post! 🙂


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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge again this year. I’ve done it twice earlier. This time when I decided to take up the challenge, I didn’t have a theme in mind. But as I began this challenge, I’m decided to go with a theme. It is “Rare, unusual and beautiful words from various languages” . I’m not going to stick to one form of writing – it will be a mix of poetry, fiction and some abstract writing. Hope you’ll like it.

7 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Eucatastrophe”

  1. rashimital says:

    Wow.. congrats on 600th post, Reema.. 🙂
    These days I too M thinking when will my life story ever see Eucatastrophe (i think i used the word properly. Had to scroll up to check the spelling, lols).

  2. Neha Tambe says:

    I didn’t know this word existed! Not that I am a scholar

    Loved the idea of bringing in a new word and weaving a story around it. Wishing you all the success.

  3. Again, another word I had no idea of 🙂 Happy 600th!


  4. Wish all of us could write a happy ending to our story!!! And happy 600th post 🙂

  5. Coined by Tolkien? No wonder it has a dark shadow over the happy ending 😀

    Congrats on the 600th post 🙂

  6. pratikshya2 says:

    Wow. Love this word. I like your theme. Thought you didn’t have one.

    I too love untranslatable words and words that have awesome meanings but are rarely used.

    Looking forward to this series.

  7. BellyBytes says:

    As a lover of words, I’m glad to have come across a new one. Curious to know the other words in your word list……

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