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pile it on
To continue to add to something until the amount or effect becomes excessive. I like what you've written so far, but you should try being more subtle with the dramatic tensions between the characters—it just feels like you're piling it on a bit. Poor Samantha. Her mother died last winter, her husband lost his job recently, and now she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fate has just been piling it on.