A blinding flash of the obvious revealed to Mr. Love that he and the Well-Dressed Albatross must exchange appendages. But what if the Well-Dressed Albatross had come to prefer arms to wings? Mr. Love needed to think this one through carefully.
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How I came to write Pim
People often ask how I came to write Pim. It seems like a thousand years since I discovered Pim, or that Pim discovered me. Thankfully I kept detailed notes and saved photos from that time. While I can’t swear to the absolute accuracy of what you are about to read, I have done my best to capture the essence of how Pim entered my life.
Unlike the Well-Dressed Albatross, who had made great use of his new arms, Mr. Love could use his new wings only to fly above the earth and observe it. Alighting on the ledge of a great cathedral, he understood the true malice of what Mrs. Love had done to him.
The film jammed in the projector and flamed out of existence, depositing Brad—with a splat—on the concrete floor of the Teatro Morelos.
Kim and Jim were terrible editors and wrecked the footage. It was now an amorphous goo that they delivered quietly to the Well-Dressed Albatross before fleeing the city forever. Miraculously, Brad was drawn from the malign insect film and absorbed into the new film as planned.
Still trapped in ‘The Cameraman’s Revenge’ Brad was being interrogated mercilessly. For the first time anyone can remember, Brad’s guess about what was going on outside his own distressingly restricted field of vision was actually correct.
Having exceeded his budget, the Well-Dressed-Albatross recruited a clever young couple named Kim and Jim as editors. They agreed to work for free on the condition that the Well-Dressed Albatross let them use the profits from his film to finance their own first feature.
Delighted with Ukifune’s screenplay, Pim and Bim had the movie done in no time. Because his head was the same height as that of a man on a horse, and because he moved as fast as a man on a horse, it made sense to have Clive play every role in the movie.
Ukifune had just completed the screenplay for a Western. It concerned a community who vanquishes a heinous band of ne’er-do-wells through their collective virtue, unflagging tenacity, and steadfast faith in a higher power.
Uninclined to dawdle on new projects, Pim and Bim immediately advertised for auditions. Even they were astonished at how quickly the first applicant materialized.
So dire was the situation that the Well-Dressed Albatross mortgaged the Teatro Morelos to finance an independent movie. This would rescue Brad from a film threatening grievous harm and deliver him to one promising joyous liberty. That was the plan anyway.