I am writing a story about high school girl who is being stalked by her teacher.
I have also invested some energy in the subplot that her mother committed suicide, although the timing isn't worked out yet.
Without resorting to any obvious Freudian puns, how would you connect these two story lines?
Why did she kill herself? And how does that relate to the main plot of being chased by a psycho high school music teacher?
Please, I am so stuck on this. I need fresh eyes.