Someone is trying to knock off my female protagonist, though it isn't obvious that that is the case at first. It's only after several of these incidents that it occurs to her (and hopefully the reader) that something suspicious is going on. I'm looking for ways that someone might try to murder someone and have it look like an accident *and* that I can create a plausible reason that the attempt didn't work, not just a series of miraculous escapes. So no guns/knives/etc. (except that at one point, there's an attempted mugging), nothing accidental that she couldn't reasonably escape from (e.g. poison), nothing virtually impossible (venomous snakes in downtown Portland). Thusfar I have a house fire, an attempted mugging, something dropped on her from a great height, someone bumping into her to push her in front of a car, and of course the tried-and-true "someone rigged the brakes on her car". (Yeah, cliches, I know, but I'm drawing a blank here!) The problem with a lot of these ideas is that they just SCREAM "Someone is trying to kill you, you idiot!" I'm trying to work them in casually enough that it isn't quite so obvious. What I really need to do is come up with some stuff that's a bit more subtle - things that could absolutely be construed as accidents. That way I can *build up* to the point that it's obvious something is going on...I want the reader to get it about the same time the MC does, not the first time something happens to her. I've been wracking my brain over this since yesterday, and am drawing a complete blank. Everything I've come up with so far is about a subtle as accidentally stabbing her eyes out with an ice pick. Any ideas? If I had a couple appropriate ideas, I know I could follow those through and come up with more, but I'm just not doing "subtle" at the moment. Thanks, C.