SETTING THESAURUS

HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA



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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:
Bright florescent lights overhead
Handmade posters on the walls advertising school events
Murals
Rows of long tables with plastic chairs spaced out along them
Double swinging doors into the food area
A menu board listing items and prices
A line of jostling teens carrying colored plastic or metal trays
Stainless steel counters
Scratched-up sneeze guards covering the food selections
Heat lamps
Hot plates keeping food warm
Paper trays (for baskets of fries, corn dogs, hot dogs, etc.)
Bowls of Caesar salad
Soup tureens and ladles
Small coolers with desserts or fruit
Steam coming off meat or pasta drenched in sauce or grease
Condiment dispensers on a separate counter
A cooler holding drinks (bottled water, juice, milk, sports drinks)
Grumpy lunch staff wearing white aprons and hairnets
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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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