SETTING THESAURUS

SCHOOL BUS



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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:
External:
Yellow with black detailing
The name of the school or district painted on the side along with the bus's number
Flashing lights on the front of the bus
A stop sign on an extendable gate that pops out to tell other drivers to stop
Smudged windows

Internal:
Electronic doors
Steps leading up
An aisle going down the middle and separating rows of green or black seats
A black rubber runner down the aisle
An emergency door at the back
Emergency windows on either side
Windows that slide up and down
Windows opened at various levels
A driver's seat
A rearview mirror that allows the driver to see to the back of the bus
Signs (emergency exits, rules, the bus driver's name)
A small oscillating fan
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