Title: "Woman at Night" Medium: Oil Pastel Description: This is a portrait of a woman. Her religion, personality and being is hidden, no matter what any stereotype may assume. The writing on the side is " فتاة في الليل " which is Arabic for "Girl at Night." Please do not use without crediting me!
Story written by Franklin Rayeski – Please do not use without crediting me Warning: Contains Graphic Content (gore, language) Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. — George W. Bush. September 20th, 2001 At dawn, I arise for Fajr, my morning prayer. I veil myself with my old black hijab and … Continue reading “Al-Ghorfa”
Poem by Franklin Rayeski – Please do not use without crediting me I hold the black heart as it bleeds. It states "secrets" on it's side. It holds all the truths and lies you've told. It holds all the tears you've ever cried. I hold the black heart that you gave; It bleeds between and … Continue reading “Black Heart”
Poem written by Franklin Rayeski – Please do not use without crediting me It finds its way into your life like a snake, Slithering silently and wrapping itself around you, Consuming you like a merciless ocean. But there is no pain, only joy. It sits still in the dim caverns under bridges, Painted in vibrant … Continue reading “Art”
Story written by Franklin Rayeski – Please do not use without crediting me Warning: Graphic Content (Gore) In the mist of the cold November, the Nonincantus floated across the bitter sea aiming towards the Cape of Good Hope on the tip of Africa. The carrack’s destination, like most, was to India to trade English … Continue reading “The Siren’s Grotto”
Poem written by Franklin Rayeski - Please do not use without crediting me. He kisses his children on the forehead, And turns to his wife and hugs her goodbye. They exchange some last few prayers before He goes off to war, goes off to die. It might be worth it, for his leader says: "All … Continue reading “Perspective”
Story written by Franklin Rayeski - Please do not use without crediting me “Hey there.” “Hello.” “How are you?” “Alive…for the most part.” “Oh.” “And you?” “I’m feeling good.” “That’s nice.” “I’m not very good at small talk.” “Neither am I.” “So you look nice today.” “Huh?” “You; you are dressed nicely.” “Thank you. You … Continue reading “Id and Ego”