A car suddenly pulled ahead of the others waiting in the drive-thru line at the fast food restaurant. One man shouted angrily. Then he startled everyone when he blew an air horn from his compact car. The blare got everyone's attention.
The power of hearing is as gripping as seeing. People hear and their minds generate stories. Knock over a lamp at midnight and the others in the house will concoct stories about break-ins or attacking zombies. Sizzling makes mouths water in hopes of tasting a juicy steak. Blow an air horn and shock everyone waiting in the drive-thru.
I visited a friend who lived in a third-story apartment in the Bronx. A train station was level with his window. I could hear a horn blow. Inside the apartment, the eyes on the stovetop rattled. The windows vibrated. Soon the brakes screeched against the steel rails. A few minutes later, the train clacked away, leaving the apartment in peace. Another train would be arriving soon.
The use of words, like rattle and vibrate, are important descriptions. In addition, onomatopoeias are great words formed from a sound associated with what is named. Sizzle is an example. Similarly, at a soccer game, the ball was obviously deflated when each kicked caused a thwump.
An interesting challenge is to hear a sound and try to spell the sound.
If you listen to the world, you will hear a new side of life. Add those observations and whet readers' appetite for more of your juicy story.