ISSUE #7 -

Riots, Heartbreak, and a New Laptop

Here you'll find all the contents that were in issue #7 of the Rahaman Reader

Hey readers, hope you're doing well.

This week has been kind of crazy for a number of reasons. The first, and most significant, being the riots and looting happening in the US right now. As someone who has many family members and friends in the US, I just want to say I hope you all are staying safe. Desperate times call for desperate measure. Sometimes things only change if they are broken and reforged. Sometimes a message of words is not enough, sometimes acts need to be committed to bring about a REAL change.

But, this is not the place for politics, so I shall leave it at that.

In other news, this time more personal, I decided to take a break from Twitter. I'll be back on sometime next week, but right now I just want some solitude. I'm usually incredibly focused and can cleave my way through any objective, but the past few weeks have been different. 

I tried to get to know someone and it didn't work out. 

This resulted in the baron of beholders being slain.

Though, no true Dark Lord remains gone.

In fact, I believe I'll return even stronger, having now identified and adjusted a former weakness.

No more gaps in the armour, no more letting my guard down.

No more distractions.

And then, the same night that I realized that I needed a break from being social...my laptop broke. Somehow, something went wrong with the ram chips, and I could not get my 2011 MacBook Pro to turn on. I usually back up my important stuff on a daily basis, but I was so distracted that I had not saved my work on part 7 of the SSS series.

 

I had to re-write the entire thing. Thankfully, everything else seems to be intact...I hope. My work may seem a bit different because I'm now on an Asus(chromebook) and the formatting for things is a bit different. I'm going to need to learn how to do things a bit differently, but I'm a pretty quick learner.

I'm sure I'll be fine.

Now some good news!

Part 7 of the SSS series is actually the conclusion to the first chapter. Don't worry though, as the next chapter will start in next week's issue of The Rahaman Reader! Athos tells us of how Quil escapes her perilous fate, after being launched violently off the island by a sinister force.

 

He also hints at what the next chapter is going to be about.

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