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Parallel

Two parallel realities intersect on a decommissioned aircraft carrier in South Carolina.

In one lifeline is YELENA in Russia in 2005. The crucial moment is fast approaching: she must choose to give in to societal expectations and her mother’s demands, or attempt the unthinkable -- stand up for herself and her own self-determination.

In the other timeline is ELENA, Yelena’s counterpart in 2018 Charleston, twelve years older. Having fled the very world Yelena lives in, Elena is going through a struggle of her own -- the freedom she chose over the role her country demands of her and her journey across the planet with the woman she loves gave her a life of her own, but left her with no community, and no place to call home.

The support Elena and Yelena give each other, via the entanglement of their realities, is finite. When the wormhole in time and space collapses, each of them must find the strength to go on within themselves.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 - First Contact

An unfathomable phenomenon connects the two universes at the moment Elena and Yelena need support the most. Neither know that what they thought an extraordinary occurrence, didn't happen by accident.
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2 - Yorktown

When Elena wanders into an abandoned section on a decommissioned US aircraft carrier, she has no idea, that this is the closest she has been to her home since fleeing Russia.
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WHY IS PARALLEL TOLD IN THE THIRD PERSON?
This is my story. The events I describe (except for the entanglement of the two universes), really happened to me; however, the only way I can face what happened, and recall it in all honesty, is by writing it in third person.