Hello there forum users. Hopefully I can get some assistance in creating a better plot for this novella I intend to write. I had a plot that I liked, but realised it wasn't much of a plot. I want to write a psychological thriller. I am deeply enthusiastic about this idea, and I love my characters. But like I said, I just looked it over and thought about it, and realised it wasn't a sufficient plot. It went something like this: Humble, easily-manipulated guy, Aarian, meets a couple at a local nightclub. Over time he develops a sincere friendship with them, especially the boyfriend, Vin. Vin and his girlfriend tell Aarian that they've been evicted from their apartment because they can't pay their rent. Aarian offers to let them stay with him for as long as they need. Upon their moving in, they fail to conceal the fact that Vin uses heroin. Up to that point, I liked the idea. But then, I had written in the plot outline that after experiencing severe stress over seeing a friend of his dead girlfriend, Aarian goes home and has a nervous breakdown, only to be offered heroin from Vin. He tries it, and from then on, starts seeing gruesome hallucinations (unrelated to the heroin, a manifestation of his stress over living with a drug addict and not having had time to cope with the death of his girlfriend), can't deceifer dream from reality, etc. Vin ultimately overdoses, and then I had this STUPID twist ending written in the plot outline, where Aarian wakes up to see his girlfriend, to find out that she is alive and none of it had ever happened. I know that is weak and completely lame. Uugghh. I just really don't know what to do. I need some help creating a strong plot, while keeping the theme of heroin abuse, and the psychological thriller genre. I would love to hear some suggestions as to how I could create a stronger, more solid plot. Thank you!