watching - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
He was watching from a seat outside a coffee bar. His expression was of one being forced to endure an unpleasant odor. His gaze was unwavering and unabashed. Those grey eyes behind gunmetal spectacles did not travel up to her face or down to her boots, but they followed her as if really focusing on something a couple of feet further away. Perhaps his introspective nature lead him to be locked in thought as he observed, it was hard to know. But he made no gesture of recognition, no raised hand or stiff nod. She quickened her pace to the street corner and melted into the New York crowds.
Dudley eyed her sourly.
Some folks watch reality TV, some watch at their front windows, content to see the world go by. Kevin just took it a step further. In the building across from him was a girl from his class, Nancy Parker. She was skinny with a well developed chest for a fifteen year old, all the boys talked about her. Kevin had never been popular at school, he was too skinny, too spotty and not clever, he had no way in to the schools social illuminate. Until one day her realized Nancy had forgotten to close her curtains. He pulled out his binoculars and watched her get ready for bed. Then he did the same thing every night, sometimes she would close the curtains and other times not. When the novelty wore off, he feigned an interest in photographing birds and begged for his mother to buy him a quality camera and color printer. With his new enterprise he had money and influence. One picture traded for ten dollars, sometimes twenty, but the most graphic shots were reserved for his new gang.
Jacob watched the bugs curiously through the cracked magnifying glass. He pressed his hands to the box, enraptured with the ant that crawled on the floor and the walls.
This is the first one I've seen in twenty years. he murmured.
This is your first day back on Earth. Marissa reminded him. "I'm sure you'll see many more. You'll lose your interest."