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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:
Lone toilets
Toilet stalls lining one wall
Doors that don't lock
Doors missing locks and sporting wads of toilet paper where locks should be
A set of sinks
Stray hairs stuck to the porcelain
Visible plumbing under the counters
Urinals (in the men's room)
A condom or tampon machine
Graffiti messages written on the walls and in the stalls
Posted notices advising employees to wash hands and discouraging customers from throwing items into the toilets
Advertisements on the interior of the stall doors
Hooks for a coat or purse
Toilet paper dispensers (sometimes broken or out of paper)
Pee on the seats or floor
Un-flushed toilets
A sanitary garbage bin and a dispenser for seat covers
Hair, dirt, and ripped-up toilet paper on the floor
A garbage bin overflowing with brown paper towel wads
Streaks of pink soap in the sinks
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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