Rohan Quine, “The Host in the Attic” – chapter III “Addicted to the image” – first sample – video
He enters the bathroom, noticing as usual its corners with their strange shadows, which he has discovered to be bizarrely unbanishable by any wattage of available light-bulb.
He positions the laptop’s hologram and his own head in front of the wall-mirror, such that the hologram’s head appears, in his current sphere of vision, to be only somewhat smaller than his own.
Each of the two faces is spotlit bright against the background of the dim room. Each of these is staring at the other in the mirror.
The effect is gigantically disconcerting.
Silence reigns, while the sole movement to be seen is that of Jaymi’s own eyes, flicking minutely from left to right, from right to left, scouring the two twins hard, seeking any differences…
However, whether zooming in to each face in turn or panning between them, he has to conclude he can find no difference.
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