Been away from this forum for a while because I was getting ready for college and all that. I'm currently in the middle of a suspense genre short story involving a serial killer (cliche, I know). The problem is, it's one thing to write the murder scenes; it's another to link all the victims together. She suffers from psychotic episodes, but rather than random killings, I like the idea that there is an underlying connection through all the murders, kind of like in Hannibal Rising. There's no particular direction I want to head in, just want to throw some ideas around and see if something comes up. Possible motives I have came up with include loan sharks, jury members of her court hearing, and being somehow related to her psychoticism.