ISSUE #1

Here you'll find all the contents that were in issue #1 of the Rahaman Reader

Welcome to the very 1st issue of the the Rahaman Reader! What you'll find below are updates, works of fiction, and art created by me, Reyadh Rahaman. 

I've hinted and teased this a little bit on Twitter. Every week you will receive 1 page (approximately 500 words) from a story titled "Of the Sky, Of the Sea, and of the Stones"(SSS for short).

"SSS" is a a fictional history book written and narrated from the perspective of Athos Angion, an elderly scholar looking to pass on his knowledge. You can download the first page of this story in PDF, Epub, or Mobi format. This means you can read it on any device! 

The last bit of content that I want to share with you this week is a poem that I wrote recently. I only ever write poems when specific kinds of inspiration strike me. This time, I was compelled towards poetry by an article that I read on a blog I recently subscribed to(click here to read that article) and a song called "Ginnungagap" by a Swedish band named Therion. The song title and band name are links, so click on them if you want to experience some awesome operatic metal! I experienced the article(eyes) and song(ears) simultaneously, and together they made me want to write "From the Yawning Gulf".

 

This poem is how I feel about the act of creating content. It is heavily symbolic and has a dark tone, but you'll find a positive message within.

If you like the cover art you can download the jpeg without the text. There's even two sizes to choose from. Could be a nice background/wallpaper, right? ;)

The buttons below currently lead to hidden pages I created on Imgur because the files are fairly large. There should be no issues in downloading them, but if you have any please let me know.

You're also welcome to use these images for anything you want. Just make sure give me a shout out if you do! 

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"Approaching the docks, we heard the violent smashing of wood and the clanging of metal being pounded through the cold veil of white mist that hung in the air by the coast. With a sudden gust, the pale haze cleared to reveal a beast from the brine like none I had seen before or after my time on Kioshell Island. It was roughly the same size as the fishing ship that had ferried me here and was in the process of tearing apart a vessel of similar proportions with a cold fury, pausing only to fling away huge bits of debris or adjust the monstrous maw that was its shell: the living, partially decomposed head of a sky serpent.."