SETTING THESAURUS

UNDERGROUND STORM SHELTER



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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:
A square or rectangular hole with a hinged or sliding door
A locking mechanism on the inside
Narrow steps or a ladder leading underground
Strong walls made of cement blocks, steel, or reinforced fiberglass
A domed or flat ceiling
Benches where people can wait out the storm
Wiring for electrical appliances such as a computer or tablet, a radio, TV, and generator system
A fan for ventilation
A first aid kit
Blankets
Small toys and games to keep children occupied
Lanterns, flashlights, glow sticks, candles, and matches
Bottled water
A Swiss army knife
A whistle
A portable toilet and toilet paper
Emergency food
Plasticware and paper towels
Dry pet food
Extra clothing
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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