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Chapter 3: Elara from Goldkin Estate

From a girl to a woman

By Manisha DhalaniPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Chapter 3: Elara from Goldkin Estate
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As Elara stepped onto the foreign soil of her sister's new world, she thought she was stepping into a haven of dreams.

Yet, reality had other plans, weaving a world of despair and unexpected twists.

Loneliness became her constant companion in the bustling streets of the unfamiliar city. Surrounded by faces she couldn't connect with, Elara found herself adrift in a sea of isolation. Her grades, once a source of pride, now plummeted like shooting stars, leaving trails of disappointment in their wake.

Tears became her silent confidants, falling like raindrops in the darkness of the night.

Even her sister, her beacon of hope in the storm, seemed distant and out of reach. The years of separation and the gaping chasm of age difference created a divide they struggled to bridge. Where Elara sought a confidant, her sister saw a child in need of guidance, their perspectives clashing like thunder in the stillness of the night.

There was no love. Only shouts of terror. Chains that stopped her from spreading her wings and flying, soaring.

But amidst the turmoil, a glimmer of light beckoned from the shadows. In the quiet moments between the chaos, Elara discovered a newfound passion in her work. She discovered talent that she had not concentrated on before. She started honing on them. Alone, late nights after class, work was all she did.

With determination and resilience, she delved into side hustles and projects, pouring her heart and soul into every endeavour.

Slowly but surely, Elara began to bloom amidst the thorns of adversity. Her work became her sanctuary, a refuge from the storms raging within and without.

And as she watched her efforts bear fruit, she realised that true joy could be found not in the fleeting comforts of companionship, but in the fulfilment of her own potential.


This series was written with the support of ChatGPT. Was feeling demotivated to write the story idea I had so I prompted AI and edited it thereonwards. Thank you for reading!

Young AdultMemoirFictionAutobiography

About the Creator

Manisha Dhalani

Content writer and marketer helping solopreneurs achieve organic growth. Loves reading, eating cake, and having insightful conversations.

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  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    So glad that Elara found herself again. I didn't comment on Part 1 or 2 because I wanted to get to the next part too quickly...captured me.

  • So not formal education but a more worldly kind. I wondered about the possibility of AI. It doesn't feel like it has quite the personal connection to you as previous chapters.

  • Oooo, I wonder what is her newfound talent! Waiting for part 4!

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Fascinating! I enjoyed!

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