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Chapter 4: Elara from Goldkin Estate

From a girl to a woman

By Manisha DhalaniPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
Chapter 4: Elara from Goldkin Estate
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Years passed, and Elara grew into a woman of depth, her days filled with work and her passions. From dabbling with web design to graphic design, she eventually found her safe space with writing. She carried on working in the corporate world, filling in shoes of roles within marketing departments and everything else under the sun - but her heart knew that writing for her go-to thing, and she quietly would write whenever time permitted.

But her love for writing sometimes fell short.

She longed for love, human love. She couldn't find it among the suitors who came her way. Many tried but failed. Many made her smile but eventually broke her heart, leaving her with tears.

Then life took a turn.

After a few years of working in the corporate world, she had to attend to her duties and responsibilities as a daughter. Elara found herself back in her childhood home, caring for her aging parents.

It was tough at first, balancing her responsibilities and the echoes of old wounds. She didn't know how to do it first, and it was tough but she eventually found balance in caring for others and herself.

In the quiet moments, she rediscovered the simple joys: books, crafting, and the warmth of friendship. Sometimes even travel. And, of course, writing. She was grateful for such moments and treasured it truly every time it come around.

Love faded into the background as she focused on her duties.

Despite the challenges, she found peace and contentment in the rhythm of her days. Her life may not have been the fairy tale she dreamed of, but in its simplicity, she found a quiet happiness that filled her soul.

And as she looked out from her parents' home, she realised that sometimes, the greatest adventures are found in the ordinary moments, where love, in its simplest form, resides.

When life was that simple, there was nothing else she needed.

A bit of happiness. Comfort. Contentment.

That was how Elara lived her days.

- The End -


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!

Self-helpYoung AdultRomanceMemoirAutobiographyAdventure

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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  • John Biz2411 days ago

    In a world where society often places emphasis on finding happiness through relationships, it's refreshing to see a strong and independent woman find fulfillment on her own. The portrayal of such a character in a series is not only empowering but also serves as a reminder of the importance of self-love and resilience. I'm glad she found happiness without a man in her life - she's a true inspiration! Finally, I say thank you Manisha Dhalani 🌹🥰👏💯

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    thank you for taking me through the life of Elara.

  • I'm glad she found happiness without a man in her life! She's so strong! Loved your series so much!

  • A parable in four parts with a satisfying conclusion, Manisha. Nicely done.

  • Skyler Saunders2 months ago

    A sense of joy springs from this story as you speak of work and love and passions. It rings with truth and fills the reader with profound wonder and a sense that life is worth living just because of the idea of balancing writing with other facets of life. S.S.

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