Not sure if this is in the right place, so if it’s not please tell me and I’ll move it. Anyway, I need a new idea for part of an episode I’m writing. Basically. the MC and her mum are chilling outside and sunbathing, but the mum goes inside and something happens to the MC.
I had it as the MC’s eyes are closed, then she feel something cold on her stomach. She thinks it’s her mum putting an ice cube on her, but it turns out to be a gun. I don’t know why the guys there, maybe he escaped an asylum or prison or something? Maybe he’s just crazy? Anyway, she stalls him/distracts him, so her mum can press the pressure point on his shoulder and pin him down (she used to be in the police) and then the MC is mentally scarred afterwards. The episode ends with the MC sliding down her closet wall and crying her eyes out, then the next episode her friend starts to train her to defend herself because she feels helpless.
What I need to know is: should I stick with the ‘crazy guy with a gun idea’ and make it more polished or come up with a new idea that still results with her feeling helpless? If you have any other ideas/opinions, please let me know because I have no idea what to do.