SETTING THESAURUS

SALVAGE YARD



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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:
Tall chain link fencing topped with barbed wire to deter theft
An attendant at the entrance
Dusty earth
Tiered racks of scavenged tires and rims
Rows of broken-down vehicles with dirty windows and raised hoods
Wires and hoses bleeding out of the engines
Vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, taxis, motor homes) with numbers spray painted on their sides
Grounds that are littered with debris (loose screws, sparkplugs, pieces of broken plastic and metal)
Doors missing handles
Dented doors that won’t close
Shattered windshields
Cars stripped of their interior parts (seats, steering wheels, dashboards, etc.)
Rusted paint and peeling roofs
People and attendants with toolboxes scavenging parts (transmissions, converters, windshields, bumpers, engine hoses, light casings, mirrors)
Burned and smashed-up cars that are beyond salvage and are stacked for scrap
A yard that is divided according to the vehicles (by make and model, domestic and export, etc.)
Wheelbarrows for transporting parts
Rusted forklifts
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