In 1971 at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba, William A K Nikolaus was born of English/German ancestry, my parents were proud and determined to have a child. Thus, I came forth unto the world. Limited success and abundant failures led me to adopt the online name “Fates Bastard” sometime in the 90’s and my belief in Fate, as a constant in the universe, came to be. I shunned popular and conventional forms of religion and began an intensive and trying quest of self-discovery. My writing is an extension of that quest.