Preface to We Interrupt This Program. As some of you here are aware back in 2002 I wrote a story titled We Interrupt This Program... while a member of another board. I had not initially intended for it to be a novel length story at all, but rather merely a thought exercise that popped into my head back on that late July day. Of course I had not reckoned with the readers who then encouraged me to go on with it so I did eventually spin it into a full novel length story of better than 130,000 words. I'm not a novelist and have never sold a word of fiction in my life, but it was fun while it lasted. AngieM2, the Survival & Emergency Preparedness moderator and one of the original readers as I was writing the story, asked me if I would post the story here for the benefit of those members who may be interested in reading it and I have agreed. The complete story follows. Other than some minor error correction I have left the text exactly as it was when I originally posted it. If you would like to make any comments please do so on the commentary thread here: http://homesteadingtoday.com/showthread.php?p=2337919#post2337919 . This leaves the story thread clean for the benefit of the other readers. I hope you enjoy the story. .....Alan.