The Imagination Thief, Part IV “Tuesday: Alaia acts too hastily”
SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE and click the below titles 51-60, to view the Video-Book versions of mini-chapters 51-60, which comprise Part IV of the novel.
Above is the Film “KIM 42”, which is embedded on the title page of Part IV of The Imagination Thief’s ebook format. In it are coloured shadows for Part IV as a whole, being just one lens’s suggestion of clubland in Kim Somerville’s memories.
Click the below titles 51-60, to view the Video-Book versions of mini-chapters 51-60
|51. “Evelyn’s fling with Flames”—click here for Video-Book
On your pale brown skin a simple golden band necklace hung and flashed in the sunlight, and when you saw him watching you, from some way away, you knew what he was thinking: Oh girl, he was thinking, how beautiful you are.
|52. “Morning picnic with vodka and burning tyres”—click here for Video-Book
One of the mini-wheels on her plate has a tiny smear of something red and sticky on it, I notice; she must have nicked her hand with one of the knives.
|53. “The meaning of a spotlight”—click here for Video-Book
“That is so fucking weird!” she squeals. “There are Jaymi’s eyes as usual, but then there’s a great whoosh of Shigem spraying out of them, or a whoosh of Angel or—that is just a mind-fuck, Jaymi!”
|54. “Big Bang: return of the giant ship”—click here for Video-Book
A dragonfly flicks in lazy arcs across my vision. The hyphen’s tiny lights shimmer subtly, when I turn my head to face the right; but over on the left, just the ocean shines, out from this boat to the edges of the world where it leaps into nothing at the calm black horizon.
|55. “A sighting of the weasel”—click here for Video-Book
She was lit up bright by a balcony light on one side of her. Then on the other side of her, in her shadow, was a small, darkish figure, and I swear it looked like it was in a wheelchair. I was certain it must be that weasel-eyed thing I saw in the toilet cubicle—that vegetable Angel, or whatever it was.
|56. “Lucan’s and Angel’s sumptuous fight”—click here for Video-Book
Around your mansion’s ballroom floor, waltzing mannequins grimace, by themselves or in internecine pairs, on jerky rails, while a poisoned orange light from the setting sun blasts through the terrace doors from far beyond the lonely claustrophobic furthest end of the mile-long enclosed Linden Alley carved westward through your forestlands…
|57. “How Kim met Shigem”—click here for Video-Book
The things you said aloud to him were in-control things, but the things that your mind yelped inside itself were different, as they escalated upward by the minute and the hour: “Beautiful friend,” your mind said. “I long to hold your hand in the rain,” said your mind to him.
|58. “How Shigem met Kim”—click here for Video-Book
But you saw him a second time, by chance, in the nightclub one week later, on the occasion of Kim’s first memory of you; and then for you, just as for him, a new continent inside you began to unfurl while you watched it.
|59. “Theft three, and Alaia lands Angel in the shit”—click here for Video-Book
Evelyn claps her hands to her mouth. “You did what?” she hollers… “Oh shit, you don’t know what you’ve done. ‘Lucan’s better nature’! What better nature?… Why didn’t you say you were going to go and do that? Now the shit’s gonna hit the fan.”
|60. “Rik’s and Evelyn’s genius at hang-outs”—click here for Video-Book
“Two pretzels were walking down the street,” says Rik. “One was a salted.”
The above Video-Book mini-chapters 51-60 of The Imagination Thief are also linked to from inside the novel’s ebook format. They are here too:
The Imagination Thief by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power. It celebrates some of the most extreme possibilities of human imagination, personality and language, exploring the darkest and brightest flavours of beauty living in our minds.