The Imagination Thief, Part V “Wednesday: I learn Alaia’s subterfuge”
SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE and click the below titles 61-68, to view the Video-Book versions of mini-chapters 61-68, which comprise Part V of the novel.
Above is the Film “JAYMI 54”, which is embedded on the title page of Part V of The Imagination Thief’s ebook format. In it are coloured shadows for Part V as a whole, being just one lens’s suggestion of Jaymi Peek in Big Bang mode.
Click the below titles 61-68, to view the Video-Book versions of mini-chapters 61-68
|61. “Alaia bites the bullet and calls Lucan”—click here for Video-Book
She hangs up and stares at us. “I didn’t sound very cool and collected, did I? So much for the Sound & Vision ice-goddess.”
|62. “Pleasure to be you”—click here for Video-Book
Through the sparkle of your eyes, slick and fine, it always seems you are sticking up two rude fingers at the world, while you kiss the world.
|63. “I puzzle out Alaia’s subterfuge”—click here for Video-Book
Kev looks from person to person with vague uncertainty. He wipes his mouth with the back of his hand. “Some people…” he states, shifting from foot to foot and frowning. “Some people just can’t stand the heat from my flame.”
|64. “Big Bang: run to the sun”—click here for Video-Book
And there I shall leave us: running to the sun, with the sprites for a soundtrack. Oh, you know you want it! My face fades to black on screen, Alaia’s voice fades out, and Big Bang glides to the smoothest of halts.
|65. “Home in a nowhere town”—click here for Video-Book
“Who wants to be safe and contrived and always know everything’s going to work out nicely? It’s never too late for a nice little plane-crash, just like it’s never too late to start smoking…”
|66. “Rain on corrugated iron”—click here for Video-Book
So tonight you will dance, transcending all that needs transcending, till your stark black Angel’s wings will lift this whole smoky den up over Asbury Park and out across the USA. Lucan smiles and winks at you across the red and yellow space; you smile back weakly, hot and swirling in the dimness, wishing it could always be as now and never change…
|67. “Overheard through the corn-chips”—click here for Video-Book
That animal immediacy, that play of flesh and electricity combined, that scything sharpness and tang within a wrapping of organic yield and warmth, which knew that it grabbed your own gaze and licked it back.
|68. “Movements through the wall”—click here for Video-Book
I listen to her moving around next door while I drift back towards sleep, conscious of a chill of subterfuge and uncertainty hanging in the air of my room, seeping in through the wall right beside me here, from wherever she may happen to be positioned in relation to this bed…
The above Video-Book mini-chapters 61-68 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.