Some hours later Ukifune came upon a diner. From a different direction, but at the same velocity, Pim and Bim approached the same diner.
Pim Comic Strip
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.
Pim and Bim came upon a Tiki bar in the desert with glasses that held the residue of spirits, and a single glass that held the residue of lemonade. They also found a tattered calendar for a community college, and tracks that lead to a hole.
Slim sent the Well-Dressed Albatross to the community college from which he’d been made PNG, as Ukifune had been seen in its vicinity. Slim then slid into a hole. Moments later Ukifune stopped at the very tiki bar they’d just vacated and ordered a lemonade.
This time Mr. Love and his cohorts would be sure of The WDA’s whereabouts as he pursued Ukifune’s brain. Slim was tasked with affixing a tracking device to the WDA’s one good leg.
What happened next to the Well-Dressed Albatross is what so often happens to those for whom the rewards of higher education have been snatched away. He was inclined by a ne’er-do-well towards the criminal underworld.
A new resident soon replaced the Well-Dressed Albatross. Brad offered him beer but the new roommate preferred to sip steadily from a two litre bottle of milk.
On Monday, exhausted and overcome by events of weekend, the Well-Dressed Albatross fell asleep during Clive’s lecture and dreamed loudly of dogs abandoned, cowed, and in anguish. An outraged Clive had him expelled and made ‘persona non grata’ from the campus.
As the friends retired for the night their conversation turned to the second feature .
Later that night, as students will, Brad and the Well-Dressed Albatross discussed the virtues and shortcomings of ‘Umberto D.’
As was his practice, Mr. Love Jr. wandered down mid-reel and sat with the audience, which tonight was the largest he’d ever had.