A Man Looking


By Nick Lord Lancaster

Sometimes she notices a man looking and wonders if he recognizes her from her pictures on Reddit – perhaps one where she’s accidentally shown too much face or forgotten to blur out her tattoos. If his glances at her chest, his suggestive smirk and extended eye contact are his way of saying “I know what’s under there, and you know I know.” Or if he’s just another man, probably one who thinks he’s a feminist because he quietly abhors rape culture and wouldn’t dream of physically assaulting or verbally harassing her. Just another man undressing her with his eyes, imagining.

Nick Lord Lancaster writes short things and lives in Essex with his wife and two daughters (one human, one canine).

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