SETTING THESAURUS

CAR WASH



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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:
Drive-up bays
corrugated metal walls or plastic splash curtains between the bays
Wet concrete
Flashing green and red lights
A ticket booth with an attendant or an automated pay portal for transactions
High ceilings and florescent lighting
Pools of suds
Spraying wands and brushes dispensing soap and water
Iridescent-water that shimmers as chemicals are carried toward floor drains and grates
Wall clips for spraying floor mats
Mist-laden air
Dirt and clumps of mud sloughing off vehicles
Dull chrome and hazy headlights becoming bright once more
Light that glimmers off clean paint
Garbage bins
Small bits of paper debris and gravel littering the floor or being caught in the drain
Waxing tools
Water pooling in low spots on the concrete
A flash of brake lights coming on as a person prepares to drive out
Vehicles exiting and parking outside so they can be wiped down or vacuumed

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