SETTING THESAURUS

GAS STATION



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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:
A giant sign listing fuel prices
Grimy gas pumps
Overflowing garbage cans
Bits of trash littering the ground around the pump (crinkled straws, crumpled receipts and napkins, gum wrappers, cigarette butts)
Paper towel dispensers
Self-service squeegee stations
Slump-shouldered gas attendants washing bug-splattered windows 
Pallets of merchandise for sale by the door
Pay-at-the-pump signs
A motor oil display
Signage indicating food or drink sales
A locked ice machine
Bags of firewood
Security cameras wired into the building or roof
Painted yellow curb lines surrounding the pump stations
An abandoned pay phone
Graffiti-dressed bathrooms around the back or inside the store
Window signs offering convenience store specials
Air and water hoses
Giant RVs blocking access to the air hoses and dual pumps
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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