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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
Rough rock and dirt walls Thick beams supporting the sides and girding the roof Vertical shafts going nearly straight down Dust and dirt Debris blown in from outside (twigs, leaves, paper, garbage) Broken pick handles Bits of chain Rusted nails and screws Old rails for carts A rusted or broken handcart A rotten wooden barrier A broken lunch box Pools of standing water Flooded areas Water seeping from the walls Break-off rooms in case of a cave-in
Low ceilings Drill marks in the rock Blackened blasting marks Bits of blasting wire ...