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:
An expansive glass case filled with cured meats (pastrami, pepperoni, salami, garlic roast beef, smoked chicken and turkey, ham, chorizo)
Sandwich fixings (lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, tomatoes, hot peppers, olives)
Condiment choices (grainy and hot mustards, chipotle mayo or garlic mayo, hot sauce, oil and vinegar)
A fridge and cooler behind the counter
A stainless steel scale
Deli slicers
Trays of baguettes and fresh sandwich bread
Plastic trays lined with wax paper
A case for sides (coleslaw, salads, mashed potatoes, cooked peppers, baked beans)
Multiple soup tureens
Single servings of desserts (cookies, brownies, slices of cake) wrapped in cellophane
Murky jars of pickled eggs and sausages
A jar of pickles with bits of garlic sitting at the bottom
Thick sandwiches being packed into takeout containers
A glass-doored cooler holding drinks (sodas, water, juices, iced teas)
A rack filled with bags of potato chips
A line of customers
A cash register
Money exchanging hands
Trash bins
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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