#AtoZChallenge : Feuillemort


Like the gentle sunshine that brings warmth on a cold winter day, you came into my life which was till then lonely. I was lonely because I preferred it that way for I was wary of what people would think of me. I felt out of place at social gatherings for I was afraid that others would laugh at me. My assumptions were wrong, I knew it . But sometimes when you have made an assumption that you are comfortable with, it is hard to think of it as not being true. Certain assumptions become a way of life. And that’s how things were until you came.


Though I barely whispered a “Hi” when you tried talking to me the first time, you didn’t give up. It took my a while to warm up to the idea of friendship and our friendship was the best thing to have happened to me. You understood me like no one else ever had. In times when I needed to talk about how I felt, you were there. You laughed at my jokes and made me laugh some more. You made me feel comfortable – not just with you, but with myself. I was happy.


But time passes, seasons change. If the winter of loneliness didn’t last forever, spring and summer also didn’t last. Ever so slowly with the passage of time, things began to change. I don’t know if it was my fault or yours. Maybe you found my simplistic ways too boring. Maybe you had found better company. Or I’d like to think of it as my own mistake, but even now I wonder what went wrong. Was every friendship meant to be broken someday?


Spring has gone, so has summer. I remember the moments of shared laughter and tears. The time we spent together means so much to me. The rustle of the leaves brings me back from my reverie. The leaves are fading, almost dead. Our friendship has become that way. Feuillemort -fading, almost dead.


I know winter is coming, but will there be spring again?


Feuillemort : Having the colour of a faded leaf
Origin : French
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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge again this year. This is my third time participating in the challenge. I’m going with the theme of  “Rare, unusual and beautiful words from various languages” .

10 responses to “#AtoZChallenge : Feuillemort”

  1. ok… never would have known this word in a thousand years 🙂


  2. Roma says:

    Loved your theme this year Reema and also learnt a new word dear. Thanks

  3. Neha says:

    Good one. And I learned a new word!

  4. Relating this word to relationships is a lovely way of bringing it in! All relationships fade over time… and it may bring in a sort of sadness to the heart like as though there is winter.

  5. Sayeri says:

    ‘Feuillemort’ I opened your post after seeing that word. Its totally unknown to me. And your post… the rhythm you have maintained throughout the piece amazing. It reminds me a dull winter morning, a tree with no leaf, colorless, faded everything. Why people leave, why friendship breaks!!

  6. pratikshya2 says:

    Another beautiful word. Wow. This one has a wistful feeling to it…

  7. Such a beautiful word and yet so poignant.

    Loved your weave around it.

  8. I’ve never heard of this word. This is such a fun theme! Thank you! How a Fitbit helps improve your life.

  9. Mahak says:

    Such a relatable post…I can myself think of some such relationships in my life and now I have a beautiful word to describe them too!

  10. Nayantara says:

    a beautifully evocative word. Over the years I’ve come to believe that people come into our lives for a reason and stay only for a season. And thats ok.

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