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Spring In Autumn-A Short Story.


English is my passion, I’m in love with this language since my childhood.Only way to write perfectly is to read, read and yet read again.

Beauty of Autumn.




This is a short story about Autumn season and its beauty when you see orange,red and yellow leaves everywhere.It also describes your inner self autumn and how you can change this fading season of your soul into a spring season.Like autumn season,there is sometimes autumn in your life too when you think,you are standing in a closed door street,yet don't have an idea what to do.

This story will give you a hope and optimism to change your life's autumn into spring.Let's enter into the world of autumn now and explore the beauty of this season with mind's eyes.

Red Maple Leave in its full Brightness.



Spring In Autumn

Everyday when I sit on white metal chair in my garden,I love to see the leaves of my swamp tree falling down on green grass of my garden.The leaves of this tree have started to turn into yellow colour of summer as autumn season checks in.Some leaves are in bit rush,or may be put more stress in,that they are already turning into bright red colour which looks amazing with combination of yellow in.

I can't get my eyes of this tree because of its vibrant colour scheme,which makes me think if you put more energy in your life, then you can feel spring in autumn too just like every tree does when it gives its whole stress to its leaves to get a bright colour of autumn which seems fascinating to eyes.

However,colour of my life is dull yellowish at the moment,and I keep on thinking that it will remain same as I see no hope in life which is very slow and lacking hope after my mother's death.She was my best friend and my only mentor who would appreciate me all the time,even if I were wrong.It was very hard for me to see her dying in my hands and couldn't do anything to soothe her,was begging to doctor to do some miracle to bring her back.Her last words still echo in my ear,when she said to the doctor some days before dying,she said:"Treat me well as my daughter won't forgive you if you don't."

But Alas! Everything was in vein as nothing could help to get her back to life and death surrounded her with its all power and she couldn't get out of that deadly grip of death monster.Its so painful to write all this,as my fingers have stopped working,still I have to write to complete the story,an irony of all times.

My heart is broken into many pieces with a huge sound of crack, but nobody has noticed it, looks impossible now to pick up all those pieces and stick up together to get a new heart.My mind seems sleeping for many years now, and my body has got thousands cuts of all times,the pain I feel,is horrible to imagine.Like a nightingale which mostly sings beautiful songs in night but nobody can feel the pain behind these melodious songs.I feel just like that bird,wandering in dark and telling my story,but no one can see my pain I am going through.

Like a torn of traveller, who goes to some far off lands in order to discover a new world,but yet finds the same old place,and same tired faces.He can't find any new place to live in as he is in habit of going from one place to another.I feel dark inside me like dark scary nights of frozen winter, which cannot get close anywhere to Spring in Autumn.

I keep on saying to myself," com'n get some hope and power to fight",but it doesn't contribute much,It looks like I have lost power of thinking,my courage is buried somewhere which is as hard as iron to dig up to get a new start again.A new start where sun will be shining on its full peak and new land of hope and warmth, where light will be at all places,there won't be any dark,a land of hope and aspiration.

My friends advise me to get back to colours of life as death is a natural process,and everyone who is born has to die at some point.And parents don't stay with you all life,you have to learn to survive alone without them.But learning this and moving on is quite hard because to say is easy, but to practice it, seems impossible sometimes.

Though eye catching colours of this red maple tree in my garden are really giving me hope this autumn,this tree has been here for many years, but I never noticed this much as I am observing now.Autumn has forced it put all the energy it has to get the best colour of fall. And its yellowish colour of leaves gives a feel of yellow summer colour, red colour of some leaves seems to give you fire in winter season coming ahead.

Winter, a season of cold and frost,I already can feel freeze of those frosty nights in my shattering bones,the freezing wind has started giving an indication of snowy winter which is on its way soon.I can see few birds now,who have already started to migrate towards Egypt in search of some warm climate.Birds seem to be scared of winter which can kill the birds with its bitter wind and black frost.Even sun looks to be afraid of winter,as it sets very early,doesn't seem to resist in front of icy nights.And as sun starts getting away,cold and chill comes on its way with dark frosty nights of winter.

But this won't last long as soon spring will take over,and then you would smell a scent of blooming buds and flowers with crystal white dew drops on.And birds will be back from their Egypt trip in search of that scented air, you would see the birds flying here and there on flowers and trees with new leaves on in order to get a fresh start of new season.

Spring will put its heart and soul into everything,and you will see the result,as everything will feel a new life of hope and determination to live a best life, this is what summer does as well,it gives its best try to warm up the air,sun shines at its higher level to fill up whole climate with warmth and light.Summer is season of new determination and firm resolution.

But at the moment,I am sitting on my old white rustic chair and looking at the red maple tree as sun is setting behind the mountains with its rays creating red and orange colour on west side of horizon which is adorable to see,But nothing is soothing me in this autumn which seems to be staying on with no luck for me.

Though I am trying now to put all the effort to build up a castle of hopes and light to get the warmth of life which is lost somewhere in recent times.From this very red maple tree,I have learnt how I can use all my stress to change sadness of my life into happy moments.

Only then,it would be possible to get my Spring In Autumn.

Opinions are Sacred.

Spring can be seen with optimism.




Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 11, 2019:

Thanks Chris for this beautiful comment. Yes, grief is still there, even after three years and so on. And, I just want myself to remain attached to this as it keeps me connected with my mother somehow.

Some pains start giving you joy, after a certain phase of time.

Blessings my friend.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on November 07, 2019:

NIkki, Even though someone else has been in that dark winter, they have not been in your shoes during that struggle. Truly, no one knows your pain. But you know this, and I'll just remind you that the only path to summer passes through winter. And the pain of such a loss will never totally disappear. For myself, I would not want it to. I need to remember.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 07, 2019:

Hi Patricia!

Thanks for your great words. I am so sorry to hear your loss, it looks bigger than mine. Thankfully, I have one elder sister, and she’s healthy. May God bless her with long life. Amen.

I’m sure, your misery would lessen with passage of time. Time is a great healer. We humans, get healed, forget, that’s how God has made us.

When my mother died, I had worst anxiety attack, couldn’t breath even all windows were open of my house. Stayed in hospital for two days. Took me months to get better though.

My writing helped me a lot in those painful days.

But since it’s been three years now, feeling much much good. Grief is still there but not as terrible as was before.

Thanks for coming over.

Blessings my dear!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 07, 2019:

Thanks Felisa for sharing your valuable thoughts. Mothers are such an important part of our lives, which never fills up, when they leave us. We feel some gap in our mind and heart. Something gets separated which can’t be returned ever.

Leaving us to cry till our last breath.

So sorry to reply late, didn’t know, you commented.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 06, 2019:

I can identify with how you are feeling. I felt much the same when my Mother and Father passed closely in time to one another. That has been almost 40 years ago and I still miss them every day. But I relish the fond memories now that I could not when they first left the planet. I know your feeling right now as my most precious sister died at the beginning of August this year (I have written about it here on Hub Pages). Just a week later my other eldest sister died. So no time to recover at all. I have good days and bad days. I am an optimistic person so have more good than bad. I know they would not want me to be burdened with sorrow. Each new day gives me the chance to find a reason to be happy and to try to soothe some of the sorrow I feel. Today has been a difficult day as I 'saw' my sister that I was closest to every where and it made me miss her a LOT. But keep the faith...believe that you will feel better a little bit at least each new day. Allow yourself to grieve...there is no specific way to handle the loss of a loved one. Just hopefully you will find what works for you. Definitely keep writing as it will help you voice your concerns and feelings. No doubt that is what your Mother would wish for you. I hope there are some words here that may help you in some way. Sending you many comforting Angels this evening. ps

Felisa Daskeo from Manila, Philippines on April 24, 2018:

I lost my mom when i was only 15, that was 42 years ago and i know how it feels when one loses her mother. Yes, it's a feeling one cannot describe. I love how you compare your feelings with the season. Good job here.

Robert Sacchi on April 02, 2018:

You're welcome.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on April 02, 2018:

Thanks Robert Sacchi for stopping along!

I’m glad you liked the comparison of seasons to bring some positivity in life in order to fill it up with joy and happiness.

Sadness can be overcome with nature which has great power to heal all our wounds.

A very happy Easter to you!

Robert Sacchi on April 01, 2018:

You did a good job of matching the season to your feelings.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on March 15, 2018:

Welcome on my profile Michael!

Thanks for your appreciation, we can change the weather outside into spring if we start thinking positive and overcome our mind.

Thanks for coming along!

Michael Duncan from Germany on March 15, 2018:

Positive insights into the carrying our own weather with us instead of being under the weather. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on February 18, 2018:

Thanks Tim Truzy for passing along and for admiring my article.I am glad that my article is able to give hope through nature to feel better.This is what I wrote it for that hope never dies and you can achieve happiness with light of hope and optimism.

Tim Truzy on February 18, 2018:

Thanks, Nikki for such a powerful article on the ability of nature to regenerate us, even when we feel there is little hope of recovery. Your words inspire us to remember that darkness must at some point surrender to the light. Again, thanks Nikkikhan10.



Nikki Khan (author) from London on February 15, 2018:

Thanks Sean for commenting and appreciating my article.Nature truly gives you a lot of hope and power to struggle in your life that’s why I am a huge fan of nature :)

And thanks for my name’s meaning,,you are right, my name stands for victory.Thanks getting my meaning right.

God Bless you.

Truly Appreciated.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on February 15, 2018:

"From this very red maple tree,I have learnt how I can use all my stress to change sadness of my life into happy moments."

What a wonderful perception! It is true wisdom to observe Mother Nature and find motivations and ways to make life better. It is a Spirit's victory over darkness. You have my Respect, Nikki! And you know what, in my language, Greek, your name sounds like the word that means victory!

Nikki is victory!

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 13, 2018:

Your very welcome

Nikki Khan (author) from London on February 13, 2018:

Many thanks Robin Carretti for stopping by and for appreciating my words and writing thoughts.I am hugely honoured by such an admiration.

God bless you dear.

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 13, 2018:

Your words have such fulfillment so alive and picturesque It makes you so settled into your writing thoughts just divine words to read fascinating warm your heart colors

Nikki Khan (author) from London on February 13, 2018:

Thanks Bill for coming along and for such a huge appreciation.

It’s really good to see you again.

God Bless you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 12, 2018:

You see through a writer's eyes, describing that which many do not see.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on December 12, 2017:

Thank you so much Dear Shyron for stopping by and for such an admiration.I am pleased you liked my article and got the moral of this in one sentence.Much Appreciated.

Many Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on December 12, 2017:

Nikki, you express this so well in this one sentence. "Spring will put its heart and soul into everything, and you will see the result, as everything will feel a new life of hope and determination."

Blessing and hugs my friend

Nikki Khan (author) from London on December 07, 2017:

Thanks a lot Frank for admiration and reading through. God bless you.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 07, 2017:

I like the beauty of your comparison.. clever and creative..

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 28, 2017:

Thanks for visiting and for such a beautiful admiration.I am glad you enjoyed it.Yes,human emotions change with seasons and yet we should remain optimistic all the time.Many blessings dear.

Emese Fromm from The Desert on November 27, 2017:

Hi, Nikki,

This is beautiful; I like the way you compare nature to your own feelings. Yes, human emotions and nature go hand in hand. Your thoughts come full circle as you sit and watch that vibrant maple tree.

I enjoyed this, thank you for posting.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 23, 2017:

Many thanks dear Ann for stopping by,,what a beautiful comment and outstanding explanation of autumn’s beauty.Just admiring it with depth of my heart.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 23, 2017:

I like the scene of you sitting in your garden with the changing colours of Autumn. Fading life and dying is of course always connected with this season but, as you have done, we can connect it to being the reincarnation of life as it provides the nutrients to the soil to bring regrowth.

I like your analogy to finding new hope and strength in these beautiful colours. I love Autumn for its richness and depth of feeling and its fun moments like kicking up piles of crispy, dead leaves!

Well done!


Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 23, 2017:

Thanks a lot for admiration Chris,,I love nature,may be this is the reason of my understanding of Natural beauty this much.Thanks for stopping by and giving it a read.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 23, 2017:

Many thanks for encouragement dear ,,I am glad you stopped by.I have read your writings,,really admire those a lot.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on November 22, 2017:

You have a way of bringing your descriptions of nature back to the soul and the struggle for new life. I also like how you put a little science in with the explanation of added stress bringing on the red color. Keep up the great writing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 22, 2017:

Nikki, sorry for your loss. Remember that grief sometimes puts gray on everything in its path, and that colors may transform slowly. Spring will roll around again; till then, appreciate the hope given you be the red maple. Good read!

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 16, 2017:

Thank you so much Jackie for admiration,truly every season has its significant meaning,like you,,I am also looking forward for spring to come.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 16, 2017:

Yes, I did enjoy it as it too talks of the beauty of death and decay and of course in spring it is a new hope and rebirth of all that died. Winter is the waiting period...the saddest to me. But looking forward to spring gets us through it.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 16, 2017:

Many thanks Sir,I am so honoured to have your comment on my article,its was a small try to find a way out of sad emotions and similarity is in all seasons,you can change your sadness with positive attitude and hope.The whole world,in fact,relies on hope.

manatita44 from london on November 15, 2017:

Seasons are seasons and all have their strengths and weaknesses. You seem to be trying to deal with the nature of the soul and emotions coming at different times of the year. Yes, they can be related to the seasons. Nice effort and keep on with what you are doing. Much Love.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 14, 2017:

Thanks Jackie for appreciation.I hope you enjoyed it.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on November 14, 2017:

Very beautiful article Nikki, well written.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 09, 2017:

Many thanks dear.


Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on November 09, 2017:

Beautiful and well layered.

Nikki Khan (author) from London on November 08, 2017:

hi,thanks for compliment,when you add a new capsule,it asks for photo,text,video,poll,table.Survey you can create if you click poll.

Silva from Los Angeles on November 08, 2017:

How Did you add the survey form to vote on? That is a cool idea that I would like to use as well.

Silva from Los Angeles on November 08, 2017:

Hey. I am new. How do I get that survey as part of my article posting? That is cool.

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