Paradise Induction Chapter 6 – Extract 12
At the first floor, I pushed open the glass door labelled Ministry of Correspondence and Industry to see an open plan office with cubicles, not unlike offices I’d worked in.
“Hi,” I said to the receptionist who looked up at me like I’d just interrupted a profound moment with her lover. “I’m here to see Jacob Cain.”
With no response, she picked up the phone. “Afternoon Mr. Cain. Yes. A man is here to see you.”
She put the phone to one side and glimpsed my face before rolling her eyes down. “What’s your name sir?” she droned.