SETTING THESAURUS

PARKING LOT



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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:
Black pavement riddled with cracks
Cement parking blocks
Faded white paint marking the spaces
Blue paint designating handicapped spots
Parked cars and trucks
Vehicles pulling up to the curb to let people out
Streetlights and power lines overhead
Bushes, trees, and grass framing the lot
Signage (handicapped parking, stop signs, 30-minute parking signs, etc.)
Arrows painted on the asphalt to indicate traffic flow
Yellow curb lines and sidewalks
Fallen leaves, mulch, and twigs blown up against the curb
Trash in the form of wadded up papers, crushed soda cans, cups, cigarette butts, etc.
Potholes
Fire hydrants in the grassy areas
Neon signs in the windows of nearby stores
Garbage cans near the sidewalk
Painted stripes denoting a speed bump
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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