This is a series of illustrations I made for a collection of short stories called Haunting Thoughts / Quälende Gedanken by Pika Golob (both English and German versions of the stories are in the same book). It is an exploration of our worst fears – of their palpability and their absurdity. It is set in very different times and places, each permeated with that inherent human question – what if…? It takes the reader on a journey not many dare to take – straight into the depths of the human psyche. After all, when it comes to fear, the only way out is through.