Supermarket Description

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Sleek, automatic, glass doors slid smoothly open, only to divulge a cacophony of noise. Children wailed. Tills beeped. Sound system boomed. Floor polishers whirred. In comparison, the rumbling cars and chattering birds of the outside world were nothing. Accompanying the noise flamboyant red signs stood tall and proud, enticing innocent shoppers towards them with sweet words and tempting promises. Aisles braced themselves against the pulsating throng of vibrant colours. Customers pushed and shoved as they tried to squeeze past one another trying to gain access to the many bargains. The sun’s scorching golden rays outside would have been sorely tempting to many if not for the cool breeze of the air conditioner oozing through the gaps between…show more content…
A lion growled in her stomach. She flashed a glance at her wristwatch and sighed, but swiftly masked her small disappointment with a smile. Tucked away from the chaos was the Entertainment & Technology section. Just over a dozen shoppers were dotted around the few aisles, hovering around certain sections to inspect technical products quietly. Bang. A DVD clattered to the floor. The person responsible looked up warily, bulging brown eyes swimming from side to side. He tensed, fists clenched. A five o’clock shadow of stubble - a mixture of brown, grey and white hairs - coated the man’s jaw. It was rough and bristled. Dark, baggy clothes that consisted of a waterproof jacket, a threadbare jumper, coal black trousers and grubby leather shoes clothed him. There was a nervous look in his eyes, mixed with one of determination, which highlighted heavy eye bags. Once he seemed happy no-one had noticed, the man picked the item up and turned back to a shelf stuffed with DVDs. A sigh of relief escaped him. As surreptitiously as a cat, he tucked it into one of his deep pockets; he ran a dirt encrusted finger along its smooth, stiff spine to be sure it was secure. Licking his chapped lips, he tasted the coffee he had been lucky enough to drink earlier – its rich, heavenly flavours still clung to his throat. With another furtive look, he nonchalantly took a handful of
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