SETTING THESAURUS

PARKING GARAGE



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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:
Gray concrete pillars
A low roof
Exit signs
Stripes painted on the pitted pavement
Oil stains
Cigarette butts
Pea gravel or mud clumps scattered across the ground
Scuff marks along the walls of the exit ramps
Glass or metal doors leading to a stairwell and automated payment machines
Shoe marks on the pillars and walls
Brown water stains on the concrete roof
Signage (turning arrows, exit and stop signs, numbers or letters pinned to posts for orientation)
Rows of cars and trucks parked carefully within the lines
Brake lights coming on
People heading to and from their cars (holding store bags, packages, or briefcases)
Cars circling for a spot
A flickering light overhead that casts odd shadows as the bulb starts to die
Areas that are cordoned off for maintenance with wooden blockades or tape
Maintenance supplies (painting or plaster buckets, ladders, other repair items) sitting in a parking space behind chain link fencing

SOUNDS:
Brakes squealing
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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