Milk Maiden short story from The Collective, a novel by Jason Gabriel Kondrath © 2016

World of Rath is where I live but not my handle, at least not anymore. I always cringed whenever I saw it, it was just a rip-off of Wayne’s World (World of Rath), or so people said, not orginal, so one night it I wanted to change it, but not being very well established, I decided not to, I used that as my domain, or address on the Internet, like a home address.

What would my true handle, or Internet Name be if I was original.

In the movie Smokie and the Bandit, the boot-legging, smart mouth, trans-am driving, speedster (named Bandit) ran blocker for best friend, Semi Driver, and boot legging, partner in crime Jerry (Sno-man) Reed, and Smokies name or handle back in the day was Bandit. Hence the name Smokie and the Bandit.

I still love that move, except the part where Sno-man got beat up in the bar by a bunch of bikers, that always bothered me.

Anyways, decided to call myself the Interrupt, because that is exactly what happened to me and over the corse of my life, time and time again, I have been “Interrupted” and have never finished what it was I was supposed to have done and started, so many years ago. And now I am desperately trying to do that before I die. People accuse me now of stealing from the Movie “Girl interrupted” with Angelina Jolie, I don’t know, at least that’s less obvious. And that movie parallels my life much more than “Smoky and the Bandit.”

Rath the Interrupt, is what I would like to to do to you, Interrupt you, I know it has a negative connotation, but I would like our meeting to have a positive one instead, and leave you with a positive and lasting impression instead. Hopefully, my works will far outlive my life, as they are my true immortality. That is as much of an explanation as I can give right now, and I have also changed my tag line from “Eros Macabre” to www.worldofrath.com, which I feel is much more appropriate.

I am Eros Macabre, but how would you know if you can never mind me on the Internet.

-Rath

 

 

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