Hello there! So I've had this plan to write a fantasy/romance story for a while. At first, I wanted to make it a novel. But the more I tried to plan it, the more I realized I didn't have enough content to make it long enough. So I decided to make it a short story. Since then, another idea came to me that could act as a sequel to the first short story, starting off almost exactly where the first left off. However, my dilemma is that they are two vastly different stories. The first is mostly just romance, following a young girl through a heartbreak and her subsequent depression, ending with her killing herself. The second is purely fantasy, following this same girl in the afterlife as she's trying to adjust to being, well, dead, and the consequences of her suicide. So now, I was thinking about meshing the two together. A prologue would show her suicide, the first chapter would start with her entering the afterlife, and the rest of the book would be her coping, with numerous flashbacks to show the relationship that drove her to kill herself. I know a lot of people frown upon too many flashbacks, as they can be jarring. But I really feel this is the best way to go about it, because it will make the story stronger. I just don't want it to be too off-putting. Does this idea sound like a problem? Question two in relation to the above book... I don't want my MC to seem crazy or obsessive in the story. I don't want the reader to skim the pages and think, "Man, what a psycho! She killed herself over a guy? Crazzzyyy!" I want it to be more... romantic and heart-breaking. Like she was so in love with him that when he left her, she sank into such a deep depression, she couldn't bring herself out of it. Any tips on how to do this properly? Thanks in advance!