SETTING THESAURUS

BOWLING ALLEY



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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.
SIGHTS:
A bored attendant behind the check-in counter spraying shoes with deodorizer 
A wall of cubbies filled with bowling shoes
Merchandise for sale (bowling balls, bags, shirts, gloves, etc.)
Dim lighting
Neon lights for glow-in-the-dark bowling
TV screens showing music videos or cartoons
Glossy wooden bowling lanes
Arrows and lines on the floor to indicate where a ball should be aimed
White pins covered in black scuff marks
Bumpers and ramps for kids to use when bowling
Plastic chairs and tables behind the lanes
Electronic score boards hanging from the ceiling
A machine for entering bowlers' names and information
A ball return machine filled with bowling balls
A concession area with tables (holding plastic drink cups, beer bottles, water bottles, and fast food trays)
Vending machines
A game room
A prize area where kids can use tickets from the game room to buy prizes
Bathrooms
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