As part of research for writing I collect fragments of horror, mystery and uncanny stuff from news and culture. And some bits are in this blog. It’s an interest that comes with an awkward question – why a curiosity for the darker side of life? Or more often – are you fucked in the head? Probably. But it’s a curiousity that’s curiously reassuring. Ugly can be beautiful, monsters can be beaten, hero’s aren’t always perfect. Count yourself lucky if the horror on a page isn’t yours, and if it is know this, a little bit of mystery in the world means there’s always hope for a happy ending.