Fiction

The Project of Tatsuo Takahashi

Paul has never seen anything like it. Even now, standing beside the overseer, only metres from the Imperial Transporter, Paul has to rub and shake his head, not once but twice. “Amazing,” says the overseer, his hands on his hips and his relaxed belly hanging over his belt. He removes his fedora, rubs his bald head and looks at Paul with small dark eyes. “Is it everything you expected?” “Yes,” Paul replies. “And much more.” The overseer smiles, shakes his head and puts his hat back on. In the distance Paul sees a company hovercraft passing. On board some workers…

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