SETTING THESAURUS

HOT SPRINGS



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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:
Lazy heat trails drifting up from the water
Rock slabs and wet stone ledges around the pool
Rising heat causing bubbles to ripple up through the water
Hazy air
Pink-faced visitors swimming and relaxing at the edge
Clear water
A sandy or smooth rock bottom
Towels sitting near the edge of the springs
Discarded flip-flops
Leafy branches and palm fronds curling out over the water
Birds flitting through the trees
Rocks and ledges poking up through the water in places
A crust of white or yellow minerals along the waterline
Sunlight flickering over the water’s surface
Water bottles sitting near the edge

SOUNDS:
The burble of water as it’s heated and pushed to the surface
Splashing
Water dripping
Contented sighs
Laughter
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