SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

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.
SIGHTS:
Reinforced hatch entrances (a primary and an escape hatch) with blast-proof caps made from corrugated metal
A ladder descending into the bunker
A sparse decontamination area with shower and drain
A secure hatch to the main compartment that locks from inside
A small toilet with a hand pump or gravity feed
Several sleeping bunks
A weapons storage area with locked cabinets
Separate storage for ammunition and gun cleaning supplies
Food and water lockers beneath the floor
Storage niches holding blankets and clothing
A small living area with chairs
A kitchen (with a sink, cupboards, a microwave and fridge)
A radio
Drawers for personal items
Medical supplies
A battery bank that is either solar- or generator-powered
Plain corrugated metal walls
Fold-up tables and chairs for space conservation
Shelving units filled with canned items and packaged food
A climate-controlled air filtration unit
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