Descriptive writing: January sales

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Eager faces peered through the smeary glass doors and into the empty shopping centre, it was desolate and eerie. Tall, slender, mannequins loomed in shop windows, oblivious to the hum of people clambering outside in the icy January air. The crowd was buzzing with chatter and anticipation. Their faces illuminated when the shop windows lit up one by one, lights flickered on and the escalators started to whir. The huddle of teenage girls and middle-aged mums grew more and more impatient, each yearning for all the products gleaming on the shelves; longing desperately for the shelves, piled high with clothes.
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8:43am, the doors swing open, the huddle of people that were pushing against them lurch forward and scatter amongst the stalls. The entire mall was now heaving with people, grabbing, pushing and squabbling over designer items with 75% discounts. Faint music could be barely be heard over the indistinguishable babble of noise and occasional piercing shriek. The air was thick with the greasy odour from the food court mixed with the sweet, sickly smell of perfume being repetitively triggered by belligerent teenage girls. The dark, rich coffee aroma brewing from Costa and Starbucks is counteracted by the lingering ...

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